Down the tiered road …

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… in Cakedom! Needless to say, it was an alley I hadn’t been down before. And yeah, I AM grinning from ear to ear! What a thrill it was to create a tiered cake. Correction – TWO tiered cakes, at one go! Was I nervous? Not at all. Goose pimples, shivering hands and a sleepless night full of nightmares of the top sinking into the bottom apart, it WAS a ‘tier’ of cake.

Loved every bit of it. Would do it again anytime, in fact I am all set to do a wedding cake, an Eiffel tower, a leaning tower, the Burj Khalifa!

Oh, okay, getting carried away, are we?! Well, (Mark) Knopfler says, “That’s the way it always starts, sitting here and waiting on the beating of my heart”. And I swear by him. Always have.BheemCake4

So, I just followed it – the way of my heart, which was beating like a drum and saying, “That’s the way to go”. A whole day was spent preparing the tiers and another in scraping the frosting. The end result was a smooth as silk exterior ready to be decorated, according to the mum’s brief (it being a double birthday cake for two boys).


So, there … all the tiers were set and ready!


The time was fast appraching for me to take the bull by the horns, dowels et al!


… and there was no more delaying (or I would have missed the train and the birthday!). It just had to be done, no escaping the moment of truth.


Off then ready to put the tiers on a few moments before I had to leave with the cakes and …


<phew><wiping off pearls of sweat> … it worked like magic. A jump of joy later, time for the next one …


What a lovely road it was. I am still getting goose pimples just thinking about the two days, four tiers, five kilos of cake … it makes me wonder if Morrison was indeed right, “I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Everything else is just…in between.” (Jim Morrison)

And now, for a few earned moments of rest before my mind wanders off to the next high! :)BheemCake7

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