Two years ago, when I was a lost soul, I wouldn’t have imagined in the wildest of my dreams that I would one day make cakes for a living. And yet, here I am. Baking cakes, designing them, and having an absolooooooodely gala time 🙂
However when people see my cakes now, they probably think that I have always had it easy. How did I fail? Let me count the ways…
I made cakes which were fit for the dustbin. You couldn’t break them even with a hammer.
I made frostings which were too runny, too cakey, and sometimes sickeningly sweet.
I made ganache which must have seized a gazillion times before I got it right.
I made chocolate mousse which seized into a grainy mess.
I made horrid modeling chocolate which kept melting in my hands.
My first fondant cake was an icky sticky mess.
I got negative feedback from all my early clients.
I almost gave up.
41 thoughts on “R – Roses on Cakes (A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2014)”
Those are some delicious looking roses, Gauri. Looking at your posts and cakes, I cannot believe that you ever had it tough with baking! Wonderful to see your perseverance!
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Thanks Shailaja 🙂 You have no idea how i have tortured my husband hehehehe
You give me some hope. I tried baking a Vanilla cake a few months back and although we managed to eat it with difficulty, I never tried baking again. The cakes look yummy and sooo good.
Prasanna you have to keep going at it. You will get it too one day 🙂
This is inspiring Gauri!! I just read:
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished!!” – Rumi
wow Arpita, that is the most inspiring thing i heard all day
such beautiful cakes gauri…..they are as much a treat for the eyes as they are for the mouth 🙂
Thanks Ghata 🙂
Yummy looking roses. Practice makes perfect!! Lovely work on the cakes. ♥
thanks Kathy 🙂
Very yummy roses. I will try them next week.
Cool Ushaji 🙂 and thanks 🙂
So so yummy Gauri…oh I just want to pick one of the modeled choc roses and pop in my mouth!!
Good that you never gave up! Cheers! 🙂
Thanks Aditi 🙂
woww yumm… you make amazing cakes… I so loved the shapes … wish I could eat them atleast once. Loved the way you have listed down your failures 🙂 indeed they were the stepping stones to your success
There are even more Raj, ek post kam padega 😀
Glad you stuck to it, Gauri. Now you’re rocking these cakes aren’t you? 🙂
hehehe you wouldn’t think that if you saw how paranoid i get before delivering these cakes. I can only relax after my client gives me a feedback 😀
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These look yummy, and you post turned out to be the very inspiration I needed to start my day of revising my book, because like your early cake decorating attempts, I need to find the gumption to stick with it and move from mistakes to masterpieces. Thank you for that.
Wow!! The cakes are mouth watering!! It would be a dream come true if I could bake this someday 🙂
Thanks Swathi, and you will too 🙂
Wow…just one word wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want cake..many and different kinds on my next birthday!!! Okay??????????
Sfurti first it’s Chinty and Minty’s turn… then yours 😛
Looks fabulous!!! :O I will faint I guess… so brilliant
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hahaha such a dramebaaz you are! Thanks Sri 🙂
As you’ve cleverly demonstrated, it’s the flower of love and creativity.
Thanks Michelle 🙂
Oh My! these are so beautiful…I don’t think I can do it ever, no creative bone in my body!
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Thanks Naba 🙂
So fun! I want one!
thank you 🙂
Wow! That’s such an inspiring journey, Gauri! So proud of you that you never gave up and bounced back from each mistake and learnt from it! I remember you sharing that you have had no formal training in baking, so that makes it all the more a super proud achievement. Way to go and all the very best in your baking journey! Cheers 🙂
Thank you for your encouraging words Shilpa 🙂
Your cakes are awesome. They look yummy. You have proved that with will power we can achieve anything.Your post is very inspiring Gauri! Kudos.
Thanks Ushaji 🙂
Your post is such a cakeful of rose, Gauri 🙂 Loved your perseverence 🙂 And yes, don’t forget the A to Z cake for us, ok 😀
u dont need me to say it… Those roses and those cakes look awesome!!!
Glad you didn’t give up after the first “few” mishaps 😀
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Those are some yummy looking cakes. I want to have cake now : )
WIsh I could send you some right now Cheryl 🙂