|Alana's birthday cake|
Well nearly dropped the cake I caught it in time but not before the whole icing decoration was in total ruin.
Let me start from the beginning a couple of weeks ago my intagram friend Sharon asked me whether I could make an Ombre cake for her daughter's 1st birthday, I immediately said yes after all I have made my fair share of Ombre cakes in my time.
Everything ran smoothly and I set way across town with the cake when I arrived to Sharon's home somehow I lost control of the cake and disaster happened, I started to panic so many thought rushed through my mind, I kept thinking about the disappointment for Sharon, the fact that I had ruined the party, I could not believe Sharon she was cool as a cucumber even though I imagine she was mortified on the inside, she kept saying it will be alright I know you can fix this, I know you can fix this.
I rushed to the nearest Woolies and got some supplies, I was so upset (I am still so upset) that I have caused this, anyone that knows me knows that I hate disappointing people, I couldn't stop crying I could not believe it, I still can not believe it, in all the years I have been baking this has never happened and I know it happens to people, I just didn't want it to happen to me especially not on Baby Alana's first birthday party.
I couldn't make another Ombre cake I didn't have the tools, I quickly asked Sharon if I could make a floral cake, I still could not believe how calm and collected she was she replied yes that would be fine so I started to make more icing and decorated the cake.
As I was decorating the cake Sharon's step son came to me, it was like a scene from Water for Chocolate I was crying all over the cake, he put his hand on my shoulder and told me it was fine accidents happens and the cake was looking beautiful, I could not believe a boy of maybe 13-14 years old could be so polite and thoughtful.
|The floral cake photo courtesy of @Michele_judd instagram|
I am not going to lie I am feeling down about the whole incident but I have seen the pics on instagram and it looks like it was a fabulous day full of laughter, games and cake.
Happy Birthday Alana.
love The Cupcake Lady