I found the time to go on a date recently. Yes, fabulous busy baker me finally went on a date after almost a year of being married to my Kitchen Aid stand mixer.
I was nervous of course, had to rush thru two orders before I could get ready for the date. Picked a nice restaurant and I got there early to calm myself down before he arrived. It had been a chaotic day and I told myself I needed that hour to myself before I do the date.
Long story short, he arrived, the date went very well, we started talking about our pasts, our life choices and career history. You know, all the usual stuff you would talk about on a first date. We went into great detail about my baking career–how I got started, how I learned etc. He then asks, “So how many cakes can you bake in a day?” I told him depends on the kind of cake. To which he replies, “It can’t be difficult right? I mean, it’s a cake. How difficult can it be?” STRIKE ONE.
I told him, it takes planning and organizing. Some cakes have different components. Some cakes take a while to bake. And all cakes need a long cooling time. Then he goes, “Okay, but seriously, you mean to tell me that it takes you a whole day to bake one butter cake?” STRIKE TWO.
I explained I don’t only deal with one order a day. Sometimes there are more, so I have to plan out my day. “True true… Still it seems like such an easy laid back job. You have your flour, and you’re ready to go”. STRIKE THREE.
I told him I suddenly developed a migraine and I need to go. Honestly, what do these people think we do? Sit at home and watch tv all day? I wish! They don’t seem to understand the amount of stress we go thru and the amount of praying we do to ensure our goodies turn out well. I had a client who once said the same thing as well. I told her to get her grandma to settle her cake needs and hung up the phone.