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Yesterday morning, my husband discovered on Facebook that it was his boss’s birthday today.  He asked me to make a cake.  No idea what kind.  Just any cake.  So he got the first cake recipe I came to that I hadn’t made yet and thought looked good.  A chocolate cake with ground almonds and a thin creamy frosting drizzling down the side of the cake.  I think it turned out looking pretty yummy.  I’m sad I won’t get to taste any of it, as it’s off to an office party without me.  I hope she likes it.  I think the texture of the cake will be really nice with all of the bits of ground almond running through it.

Just after those cakes went into the oven, I looked at my phone only to discover that my new boss wanted me to come into work.  I told her I could be there as soon as my cakes got out of the oven, so while they were baking, I rushed around trying to make myself look presentable.  Then as soon as I got the cakes onto cooling racks, I was out the door.

When I got to work, Maggie started telling me about her store’s big one year anniversary party that is being catered by a French chef and will be attended by a bunch of rich people and would I be interested in making some cupcakes for her to sample and if she likes them, she’d like me to do a dessert table for the party.  Yikes.  Of course, my dance training being what it is, I said yes, even though I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m not sure how I’m going to accomplish it.  It’s at the beginning of November, which means I have a little more than a month to get a business license and plan a menu and test recipes.  Am I going to have to design a tablescape?  Barf.

This could be a really good opportunity.  Or a major disaster.  I’m hoping for more of the opportunity part.  I’ve already got a couple of ideas for what to make using products from her store.  I hope it all works out okay.  I’m already nervous about it.  Here goes nothin’.

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About Renee

Life should be awesome, even if your paycheck isn't. I'm trying to live awesomely on $20 a day.

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