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Jack of all trades....master of none?

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by , 11-04-2011 at 07:41 PM (409 Views)
So a friend asked me to make a cake for a wedding reception/open house she is having at her house for some friends from church. I said yes, but now I am stressing. I know how to do a lot of things a little. I have tried a lot of hobbies because I would like to be more outwardly talented than I am, but quit quickly due to woeful inadequacy. I have big ideas in my brain but I have trouble making them come out my fingers. Before I was a nurse I worked at Tom Thumb in the bakery back when they made a lot of their stuff inhouse. I was never a fast cake decorator but I can do stock cakes well. However, the last few times I attempted wedding cakes they were not a good experience. Taste great but not strong enough to withstand the icing and I had huge land slides. So tomorrow I will try again. I should have baked the cakes today but I had to work and just didn't have it in me to start after work. It is always better to start fresh in the morning. I am not exactly an early bird but I am certainly not a night owl. In fact I am leaving this entry to hit the hay.

But my question of the day is what motivates you to say yes, when you want to say no??!
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  1. katiebee's Avatar
    I say yes way to much. I think I just like to help. The older I get the more I say no. I am kind of selfish with my time these days. My mom makes wedding cakes. I could probably find out how she gets the cake to bake stong enough to hold all the icing if you would like. Good luck.
  2. Joanieu's Avatar
    Gosh, I know the feeling - I too have a hard time saying No. It is always yes even if I don't really want to do it. Dh gets mad at me alot about it also... He goes if the neighbor needs help let them find someone else for a change to do it... and that I don't have to be the only one to help them. But I just can not say "no" even if I want to... If you find a good answer let me know and maybe it will help me also. Good luck on the cake , wish I knew something to help you out, but I don't do cakes very much - they always fall apart on me. lol Hope you have a wonderful weekend. HUGS my friend.
  3. jmabby's Avatar
    I don't say yes unless I really want to do it. When I worked at a corporate job I had to do so many things I didn't like doing I decided back then, "One day I will not do what I don't want to do". So, that is what I do now.

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