Two of my friends are hosting Open Gardens this Sunday in aid of the NSPCC. If you happen to be in the Sydenham area on Sunday I would highly recommend that you go – I can vouch for two of the three gardens and they’re both beautiful. You will also get a very warm welcome and a lovely cup of tea from both ladies.
I made and decorated a cake for Number 27. I spent a lot of time over it. It turned into a bit of a nightmare. The weather has been warm so working with sugarpaste has been difficult as it’s been very sticky and hard to manipulate without it tearing. I messed up the colours as well and what was, in my head, a beautiful, stylish and elegant cake actually turned out looking like a 6 year old had decorated it.
I’ve been told before that I’m too critical of my work but I don’t know how I can not be. If you spend a reasonable amount of time working on something then surely it’s only natural that you see and know every flaw, no matter how big or small.
Three people have seen this cake. Two of them said it looked fine and the other one (E, the recipient of the cake) said it was wonderful (although I happen to know that she was out last night so her critical faculties might not be fully functioning!). I still see the bumps and the colours that went over the lines and didn’t match very well, but after talking to E I’m starting to see that perhaps it’s not the disaster I first thought it was.