Occasionally I have, what I like to call, "AHHHHHHH!" moments.
To those of you who don't know me personally, I'm a bit of a perfectionist and these "AHHHHHHH!" moments may be more aptly defined as my "Psycho Type-A Personality Kicking In" moments.
Think I'm being too hard on myself?
Consider the following:
I called my mom yesterday when I was halfway done with the order pictured below, literally screeching,
"I'M GOING TO HAVE TO SCRAP THE WHOLE THING AND START OVER BUT IT'S ALREADY 8PM SO I DON'T HAVE TIME TO START OVER AGAIN! WHY IS MY BUTTERCREAM SWEATING?! IT'S FRIGGIN' 55 DEGREES IN THE HOUSE AND I HAVE FANS GOING! MY LIPS ARE BLUE! I CAN'T PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE! I TRIED TO SMOOTH THE TOP WITH PARCHMENT PAPER, BUT I JUST KEEP GETTING MORE WRINKLES! I DON'T KNOW WHY THE BORDER ISN'T STICKING! WHY DID I EVER SAY I WOULD DO THIS CAKE?! I CAN'T EVEN KEEP MY ICING ON!..."
My rant continued, but I'll spare you from the rest.
My mom actually had to yell for me to stop freaking out.
So no, I'm not being too hard on myself - it's bad.
You want to see the cake that caused all my ridiculous (I can say that now that it's done with) stress?
Good grief. All that fuss over something so simple.
And worst case scenario, the homemade buttercream icing, sweating or not, tastes A-mazing so hopefully folks will forget about how it looks.
Or I could Jedi Mind trick them.
Hey, whatever works right?
Have a calm and enjoyable Thursday everyone!