A few years ago, I was recovering from a broken heart after my relationship ended. My friends wanted me to grief for a short time, and then to immediately jump in the dating game again. All but one friend who told me otherwise. My friend Pamela said to take as much time for yourself, and while you’re at it, always be doing something new everyday. She told me to do ONE new thing every day. Something that I have never done before. It can be as simple as going on stage and sing karaoke or as complicated as taking a solo cruise to the Alaskan waters.
I went to a movie by myself. Had a full makeup done at MAC. Went into a salon and came out with bangs (never again!). Made scones, failed miserably, made madeleine cookies instead and sent some to my lawyers, and I did laundry (building laundry room) wearing shorts with full blown leg hair and no bra (tenant #303 was there. IDGAF and I survived laundry day)! I had a lot of first time experiences of things I would never ever do, but I did it and it changed something in me. Eventually the wound started to scab.
So when people ask me how someone who is broken-hearted can be a Romantic Beast, it made me think of Pamela and her challenge. I decided to make it a weekly series for our single friends, broken-hearted or not.
These intimate challenges will be presented every Wednesday at 7AM. You can do this challenge on any day of the week, as often as you like. As you do these challenges, it will introduce you to a side of yourself you have not recognized before. You shall find out soon. After you are done, tell us all about it and we will smile with you, over our afternoon scones and tea. Let’s start this week’s challenge!
Baking a tiered cake!
Not just baking! Icing it! Decorating it! Photographing it! And sharing it with the 3 people who make your life sweet and then share it with one complete stranger!
You can find the recipe for a Classic Chocolate Cake here and Buttercream Frosting here. As to what kind of decoration your cake will have, we will leave it at discretion and how you feel on the day you make this cake. Here are some of our favorites for your inspiration!
Happy baking, romantic beasts!
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