by Sharon Wee
The following thoughts passed through my head last Thursday as I was setting up my tiny stand at the Good Food and Wine Expo:
– Oh my god, have I done the right thing?
– I’m not ready!
– What if no one stops to look at my cakes?
– What if no one likes my cupcakes?
– Have I forgotten to fill out a form?
– Will my cakes be safe at the stand over night?
Turns out, I was just being a big worry wort! The expo was a great experience and I’m so grateful my friends and cousins were on hand to help me out.
The cakes did get some good attention and you won’t believe the number of times someone asked me if my topsy turvy cake was meant to be ‘wonky’. Or they’d approach me with a real look of concern on their face and say ‘um, do you know your cake is leaning?’
But the best would have to be the girl who walked past with her boyfriend and had a look of shock and what I can only describe as disgust and said ‘urgh, that cake is wonky’ before rolling her eyes and walking off. Or maybe the drunk English girl who wouldn’t stop talking (or trying to get close) to my friend and musing about how one should get a discount for the cake because it wasn’t straight – poor guy.
My cakes did manage to stay safe over night at the expo but on the last day as we were packing up, someone stole my foldable table! 🙁 It was nothing special but I did just buy it a couple of days ago!
It was also so exciting that lots of people were interested in my workshops… it was more popular than I anticipated! So please hang in there all of you because I now have to re-juggle the workshop schedules and potentially look at a venue that will hold more people. It will be ready soon I promise!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hi and to let me know they read the blog 🙂 Makes me feel a little special because I don’t get to meet many people who read or comment on my blog very often! A super thank you also goes out to Phuoc for donating some of her time to help me decorate the cupcakes and to Simon for the awesome award! I’m touched 🙂
So after the craziness of last week… I’m now preparing for my trip home to Singapore and my cousin’s wedding. As I type, I can hear styrofoam being packed and heavy boxes of icing getting shifted. I also have to start organising + packing all my cake tools once I finish my orders this week.
The wedding figurines. Now fingers crossed they survive the plane trip home!
See you all in Singapore 🙂