(I put this under "Just For Fun" because there isn't a "Crazy Things We Women Do" category.)
All I wanted to do today was make a cake decorated to resemble a carasouel for my daughter's 2nd birthday party tomorrow. Usually, I am a good baker and cake decorator. Usually, I really enjoy it. Today, however, I have made three cakes and 24 cupcakes, and only the cupcakes and the last small cake remain. The second cake actually made it to the decorating process, but when I finished it looked....stupid. I tried to tell myself the too-big-for-the-cake plastic animals and the badly smudged icing trim looked "silly" or "ridiculous" in an attempt to lighten my mood, but the thing really did just look "stupid". I then made the mistake of continuing to try and fix it, which of course made matters worse as the icing was already stiffening. So, being the rational person I am, I picked up the nearest utensil and stabbed the lopesided cake to death. My husband looked positively frightened. I am sure a normal person would have just gone out and bought a cake after that (or even after the first one failed work) but my family knows I bake, so by damn I was going to bake. Now, all I can think about is how much money and resources (about 12 were wasted today, for instance) I completely wasted today, and about how there will be only plainly frosted confections at Lucy's party tomorrow. I know my husband and anyone else who finds out about my actions today will think me neurotic and ridiculous (and maybe they are right), but to me this all matters a great deal. Please tell me there is at least one other woman out there who understands this?
Answer by LindaClement at 9:09 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Dec. 3, 2010
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Answer by sandrab2011 at 11:03 PM on Dec. 3, 2010