I have always been fascinated with weddings and wedding cakes. I could just sift through pics ALL DAY. I just love them! My dream - MY ULTIMATE DREAM would be good enough one day to just do wedding cakes, confidently. And I've read on here how some say they do NOT want to mess with wedding cakes because it's not worth dealing with the bridezillas. And then of course there are those that say that's where the money is.
I am such a newbie and I already feel the pressure of just doing the party cakes for friends. Just knowing how a little girl is just waiting to have her special cake there in front of her friends and I am responsible for that. Does anyone else feel anxiety over the pressure of that responsibility? I mean, it's like I don't fully breathe until the cake is delivered and out of my care. I feel like that about party cakes...I honestly don't think I'd EVER be able to handle the pressure of wedding cakes knowing that it is such a main staple of the whole package and such a huge showpiece to be on display by so many. I'm bummed by that feeling - the feeling of "I don't think I could handle that kind of pressure". BUT...I totally love the feeling of delivering a cake and getting a great review which makes all the hard work that went into it worth it. I can only imagine how great that feeling is for a wedding cake!
I've equated the cake making process with pregnancy and delivery. You feel everything along the way, the pains and the frustrations; you put your heart into seeing that all goes as well as you can control it, try to be prepared for anything, questioning whether you are over thinking or under thinking things you should be doing, wondering if you should be doing this at all [me anyway, lol], all the while saying never again. And then after all of the labor, the big day arrives and you look at what you have created and suddenly, everything that you went through prior to that moment doesnt seem to matter. The time spent getting ready for the big day seems like only a moment in the past because now you know it was all worth it. And then after the exhaustion lets up and you get time to recuperate, you begin to think about the next creation.