Being a baker who have zero knowledge in cake baking & decorating, I rely purely on my passion to go though this cake journey of mine. Yes, I really know zilch about caking ( is there such a word? ) but that didn't stop me from dreaming that one day I'll be able to make good looking cakes with beautiful designs like those made by Peggy Porschen, Pink Cake Box or even Buddy the Cake Boss. What big dreams, huh? *blush* I know I have a longgggggggggggggg way ahead of me to even have a quarter of the talent that they have :-P Heck, I can't even ice a cake properly at the moment! :-P In all honesty, I know I might never be as good as any of them but as I'm really passionate with this hobby of mine, I guess I'll just try my utmost best doing what I love most ;-)
One cake design that I've always admire is shoe/stiletto theme cakes. I've seen so many beautiful shoe/stiletto cake designs around & had always wonder if I'm capable to ever come up with one :-P I'm dying to try making one but I have to admit that it's also one cake that's in my "I'm-so-scared-to-try-making-that-cake" list :-P Not only am I scared, I'm practically terrified to even make an attempt as I've no idea on how or where to start! Each time I thought of trying it out, I had to quickly push the idea aside as my heart start to beat faster & my hands go all sweaty! Sounds a bit melodramatic, I know...but that's how terrified I was! :-P
Then one fine day, came a call from Mr. Zul...He called me up to request for a stiletto theme cake to be presented to his-wife-to-be on their special day. Now, how can I say 'no' to that! I definitely wouldn't want to be the grouch who says 'No, I can't make that cake for you because I'm scared to make one', can I?!!
For daysssssss I had to peep talk myself & gain as much courage as I could muster into making the stiletto...Finally, after tonnes of trial & error, here's the result of it :-P
Red Velvet Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese
My sincerest of thanks to Zul for the opportunity & for trusting me enough to come up with your special cake. It was indeed an honor baking for you & your 'Shoe Queen' :-) Wishing both of you congratulations & may happiness follow you two wherever you go :-)
Well, that's the end of my first ever experience in making a stiletto cake...It may not be as perfect but one thing I do learn from this experience of mine is that no matter how terrified you are at making something, never let your fear stop you from even trying it. Just try as you'll never know what you'll be capable of ;-) As for myself, now that I've tried it, I definitely need to practice more ;-) After all, practice makes perfect, right?
I'm off for now...Thanks so much for sharing my experience & hope you've enjoyed my babbling :-P Hugs to all! ✗o✗o