Coming Out of Cake-tirement

18 May

So I’ve complete just stopped making cakes, as you can tell from the tumble weeds blowing around on the blog.  The first part of this year has been emotionally hard for me.  Coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to open up a cake shop was really harder than I thought and I just stopped making cakes.  Some people reading this I’m sure are grinning with pleas.  I know that if there is one thing people love more than success, it is seeing other people fail.  Failure or not, I’ve survived and I’ve got a cake in the oven right now!

There have been some positives to not making cakes.  First, I’ve lost over ten pounds and going strong.  I never learned how to make cake and not eat it.  Also cake is so time consuming when I was busy with cakes, I wouldn’t exercise and I would eat crap because I really didn’t feel like cooking.  As I come out of retirement, that’s something that I have to work on.  That being said, “Fat Friday’s” are officially dead.  I’m going to try to focus cake business posts and practicing skills on smaller cakes (that I can take to work for other people to eat).  Hopefully that strategy will help keep the pounds coming off.  Second, I put all of my energy into getting a job and I landed a great one!  I’m working at Georgia State University as the Social Media Ninja.  It is a new position and there is lots of work to be done!

Actually, I was so burnt out on cakes that I made cakes last fall that I didn’t even post to the blog!  Hopefully over the next few weeks I can get my act together and edit the videos of some of those cakes.  As for the cake I’m making right, it is a graduation cake for Dan’s nephew Gage.  We are having a graduation party for him this weekend.  Dan has really gone all out fixing up our backyard.  It looks awesome!  We have a nice little oasis out there to relax in now.

So I’m back!  Hopefully for a long time and I’ll you’ll be getting more cake related post!

2 Responses to “Coming Out of Cake-tirement”

  1. Ann Poor May 18, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    Hey Terri, I am so happy that you are going to be making cakes again. I have so enjoyed seeing the ones that you have posted.

  2. Kate Sholonski May 19, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    I applaud your success, Terri! Your fire and determination through your process have been inspiring. (this is true even though a cake shop does not yet exist)

    I caution you to be careful how you use the “F” word (failure). Just because your dream plan did not occur in the timeframe you first laid out, does not mean you failed. I believe the timing was just not right for you right now and if the dream still has life a bit later, all will fall into place and be even better than you imagined.

    I wish you well with all of your choices. Have fun….the ride is far from over.

    In Joy,
    Kate

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