Jan 102011
 

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.

  2 Responses to “Should’ve Done Sunday”

  1. >Cannot believe it was a whole year–let's not let that happen again! I still love that our cake was created by a friend–and it looked professionally done, even then! Cool site, by the way! Let's get together soon–or else the next time I see you, you'll be making one of my boy's wedding cakes! ;-)

  2. >We are our own worst critics are we. I love going back to old projects and seeing how I have grown in my ideas and results. Can't wait to see some pictures.

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