I've been told time and time again that one of my weaknesses is my lack of self-confidence. It's not that I don't believe in myself, nor do I think I have limited potential in the things that I pursue. It's just that sometimes I fear the unknown, the pitfalls, the what ifs. Simply put, I am downright terrified of letting others down and having them think poorly of me, my talents, or my intentions. Naturally, it's often a battle for me to charge head first into something even if in my heart everything fits so perfectly together.
My good friend since forever got married! Sarabeth is such a doll. I have always deeply admired her and have received an unmeasured amount of spiritual inspiration from her. If you knew Sarabeth, you would too. And she is gorgeous. Through and through. I really just love her.
Her tight wedding budget had been dancing around my mind and I knew she was getting her cake from Costco. And this simply should never be the case. Even with no cake decorating classes behind me, I asked her if I could do her wedding cake for her luncheon reception. As mentioned previously, it doesn't come naturally to charge head first into something that I have little, if any, experience with. I believe it was her sheer excitement that gave me the confidence that whatever I did, she would love it.
Base tier: Italian cream cheese cake with a coconut-cream cheese filling
Middle tier: Raspberry cake with a cream cheese filling
Top tier: Pineapple cake with a pineapple-cream cheese filling
She chose neutral colors which left me wanting to do a simple, classy, and romantic style.
I decided to make her the cake less than a week before her wedding.
And somehow, it all came together. Beautifully, I must add.
I am just so darn proud of myself and the incredible support that my sweet Aaron is to me. I also appreciated the sweet pep calls and texts that my mom and bff would send my way.
My heart is very tender towards those who believe in me.
I also made a tooth cake for a surprise congratulations party for Aaron getting accepted to Baylor.
I used the same recipe for this chocolate-peanut butter tooth cake that I did with my Chocolate Reese's Mousse Cake
One of his little cousins read a short story to Aaron of The Crocodile's Toothache.
How creative and cute is that?!
Congrats future DDS!
I like to continually think it's the simple things in my life, or in anybody's life, that always create the happiest and most memorable of moments--the moments you cherish for as long as you live, and the moments you reflect back on when you're needing a little inspiration or a reason to feel thankful for the incredible things that have blessed your personal journey in life.
Yours truly, Me