Finally, I can sit down and relax after such a long day. I think I’ve prayed a lot and also had my faith tested today. Today was the D-day, (lol this word takes me back to primary school composition writing), I was to deliver the cake below to a good client of mine. She had challenged me to make this kind of a cake. It is beautifully shaped, simple and an outstanding cake, but, I was worried. Reason being, out of all the few baking pans I’ve bought, none qualified to bake such a cake with the exception of my mother’s sufurias. I was like, how?… Like really, How?… How am I going to bake such a cake? I played with the idea of using my mother’s sufurias. I had even consulted her and you can guess what she said next, “Oooh it’s a nice cake, yeah you can use the sufurias.”
However that wasn’t enough for me to come to terms of having to bake the cake. I knew I had to gather my courage. So I sought out to ask my fellow bakers in a certain group how that cake is done and where I could get such a baking pan. As soon as I sent my dilemma, I got an immediate response with a contact as to where I could get such a baking tin. God was truly on my side that day. In addition that group has brilliant people who are ready to help you make your clients happy.
As for my client, I had told her to give me a few days to figure things out and try baking the cake…Well as soon as I got the baking tin. Oh, how my confidence rose like a kite. I felt silly for having thought so hard on how it would work out. Over the past few days, I decided not to bake the cake in advance. I didn’t find it necessary to do so, I just had to take the famous leap of faith and trust God. So I assured my client that I’d be able to do the cake without any prior experimentation.
The day had finally arrived. I woke up nice and early in case the cake backfired, I would still have time to redo it. 7 a.m. I was up, said my prayers and started baking. Then the moment of doubt came, I thought I had put too much batter in the pan and it would overflow when it rose. After one hour the cake had risen well, but when I shook the oven, I could still see the cake batter moving meaning it’s not yet ready inside …How my psych plummeted…To make it worse the centre wasn’t getting ready but the sides were ready. Despite the fact that the cake wasn’t getting ready within the required time, I had to practice patience. Boy, it got ready after 2 hours. It took a few minutes on outside cooling to room temperature then 30 minutes inside the freezer for it to get cool and ready to be frosted .
Time was running short for me and the pressure was caving in. Good thing though the cake turned out to be somehow similar to the original.
Moral of the story, take up some challenges, you can gain a lot .