Today I saw an old friend for the first time in over a year. By old friend, I’m not referring to her age; I mean that I’ve known her a long time. I decorated her wedding cake, and at the time it was the biggest project I had ever undertaken. Not because it was that complicated or difficult, but because I was still pretty much a beginner decorator. I was so proud of that cake, and it was pretty, but I look at pictures of it now and I can’t help but see flaws and where I went wrong. I guess that’s the eye of experience or something, but there’s a long list of “Should’ve Dones” for that one.
I have quite a few pictures of cakes I’ve decorated over the past 14 years, and while I must have thought they looked good enough on the day to take their picture, some make me cringe when I look at them now. So I thought I’d share some of them here on my blog. The nice thing about past mistakes is that you can learn from them and do better the next time.
Starting next Sunday, because it’s way too late for me to go digging up an old picture and hook up the scanner and all that now, I’ll post a photo of a randomly selected cake from my past and tell you what I don’t like about it now and what I think I should’ve done instead. I’m not promising a Should’ve Done Sunday post every week, but I’d like to make it a regular theme.