You log in to Pinterest to gather ideas for a client, or to find some inspiration for your next event. As you scroll, you start to admire all the amazing cakes you see. You oohh and ahh at the amazing cake paintings, the perfect cookies, and those incredibly innovative cake pops! Then it begins….cake envy.
Cake envy goes a little something like this: you start to compare photos, you start to compare colors, you start to compare styles. Before long you begin to give into the idea that you need to be “better”. What you contribute to the world is NOT cutting the mustard! We have all been here; today I am asking you to stop!
Please do not misunderstand me, as cake decorators we are all artists. We should never stop trying to get better, to grow, to improve. But YOUR style is necessary. The community needs your contribution! We have all heard the sayings about snowflakes: no two are alike. The same goes for artistic styles. To try and imitate or duplicate what someone else is doing, is robbing yourself and the world of all the beautiful work you have to offer! Do what moves you. Embrace your style, it’s yours and it’s beautiful.
The next time you feel cake envy kicking in, pull up this article. Remind yourself you have just as much to offer the community as anybody else. We are ALL needed! We are ALL valuable. We are ALL good!
Until next time; happy caking!
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