Thursday, February 10, 2011
Nothing Like Technicolor Cake...
I had a bit of a bumpy morning yesterday and stormed into the office like a dark cloud. Insignificant annoyances were inspiring rage, which I had to keep checked for professional conduct reasons, and though every fiber of me wanted to take each dish in the kitchen and smash it on the floor, I decided it would feel even worse to get fired from a place I actually love for my own childish behavior. Everything was needling me in the worst way with no relief in sight. So at 9am, I decided to take a little breather and check in on one of my favorite blogs, Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker.
I love this blog. Gesine, the author, is one talented woman. In addition to creating some of the most amazing cakes I've ever seen, she has a book out and runs marathons, which is something I aspire to do but so far have been too scared... on both counts. My fiance has had the hots for her sister for years, but I'm more of a fan of this lady. She's someone I can relate to and look up to at the same time. In fact, if my best friends and I took each of our best features and combined forces into one awesome woman, she just might be our "Captain Planet." Ok, enough gushing. Back to my bad day.
In order to take my mind off everything that was getting to me, I went to take a look at CCMB to see what kind of lovelies she had that day. Right there smiling back at me was the most glorious rainbow layer cake I've ever seen. I nearly fell off my chair with joy. It was a trifecta of happiness: my own longtime love of rainbow cakes, beautiful and innovative execution, and wonderful pictures. My heart went like this:
And just like that, I lightened up a little bit. I took a deep breath, found my inner-rainbow, and shook off that bad attitude I'd worked up over the last coupe hours. It's amazing what a little beauty and creative inspiration can do.