Pastries, cupcakes, & sugary treats have always been my favorite. Since I’ve gotten older I eat less of them (on occasion) but I love to create them. The first time I got an “Easy Baked Oven” (I went through 6) I had fallen in love. I was 5 of course I didn’t know what that meant at the time but now that I’m older I love creating the goodies a lot more than eating them. Don’t get me wrong, some days I’ll make a dozen cupcakes and eat 3 or 4. I’ve also found from my love of baking a passion has grown. When I make cupcakes or a cake for a client I put my heart into it. I want everything to be prefect! I’ve been known to scrap an entire tier of wedding cake just to bake & decorate it all over again. If I can’t make it level, the coloring isn’t right, or any minuet detail is off I don’t even want to think about presenting it to a client. That is my name they are going to tell their friends about, that their family will be enjoying, and hopefully someone’s day I’ll be making.
If I didn’t worry about everything, I’d quit my job & take the leap! I worry about the bank, my backers, the products, & just about anything else involved. If I fail then everyone fails. That is a ton of pressure and a huge responsibly (I also worry about keeping everyone happy)! I’d feel horrible for letting down the people that back me up on this. So I’ve decided to turn it into my retirement plan! I’d drive myself crazy if I didn’t have something to keep myself & my mind busy when I retire, so I plan on opening my own bakery. I have everything set for me to retire at 50 right now & hopefully I can keep it that way. The thought of the pastel colored walls & the smell of chocolates, cupcakes, and other assorted decadence filling the air when you walk through the door passing by the huge open windows makes me smile and a little gitty.
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?