Here comes another brand spankin' new entry to the Land of a Thousand Cakes! And, it's all about the questions I get asked regularly regarding my job! I've been considering doing this for some time now, as I'm sorry to say it gets rather old being asked the same questions over and over again. So, to save you all the breath and finger stamina to ask such questions, I'm gonna answer the most popular ones right now! So here goes!! :)
Question numero uno;
"Don't you get sick of all those sweets and pastries??"
Of course, this goes hand in hand with "Why aren't you like 500 pounds?" And the answer is yes, when you are around sweets for 40+ hours a week, stressing over perfection and taste, it does get old fast. So, for all of you out there who wanna kick your sweet tooth habit in the keester, join a bakery. I know, shocking right? But yeah, don't get me wrong, desserts are my passion, so I'll always hold a special place on my taste buds for them, but don't exactly expect a warm reception from me if you bring me a cake for my birthday.
Question number two;
"Do you watch Cake Boss?"
NO. I do not watch that show. I have seen it, and I must say, I'm not a fan. Honestly, as I've grown older and matured more in my career, I have found that I have become more and more turned off by celebrity chefs. I can appreciate the talent. I mean, they got famous for a reason, right? But, there just is a level of ego involved that doesn't really do it for me. Although, I AM a fan of Ace of Cakes. So, if you want a dessert show recommendation from me, there you go. :)
Question number three;
"Will you make my wedding/birthday/baby shower/anniversary/ going away cake?"
For heaven's sake, YES! For one, you are offering me work, so of course I'm gonna say yes. And two, most people who ask me this already know me, so what do you think I'm gonna say?? Absolutely not??? Please....
Question number four;
"What's the best cake you've ever made?"
Okay. That's like asking a mother to pick her favorite child. I love them all for different reasons. Plus, by this point, I've made so many, that I can't remember them all. Although, I DO remember the first cake I made to order professionally. And no one will ever be allowed to see it! We all need to start somewhere, and if I want, I can keep my humble beginnings to myself!
And finally, question number five;
"How terrifying are the brides?"
Everyone has ups and downs with their jobs, and levels of stress that get thrown into the mix at a moment's notice. I knew what I was getting myself into ever since I went to culinary school. Dealing with people, on one of their happiest days of their lives is just part of the job. It takes some finesse and a level of patience that has to be worth the effort, which it is for me. :) I always tell people, if you do good work, brides are angels. So if you always bring your A-game, and pour your heart into your work, there is nothing to ever be afraid of with wedding cakes. Besides, half the battle is just believing you can do it!
So there you have it kids, hopefully I've provided some education and perspective to you all. And if there's anything I missed, by all means, type away! But until next time, happy trails and bon appetite!
Your Caker Maker