College has kept me super busy lately.
And of course I am the dummy who has to make things more time consuming than they already are.
Recently, I had a birthday. I also had a research paper and a speech due the same day. A demonstration speech. You know the type-five minutes, show your audience how to do something easy and bam! You're done. That's it.
Only, I couldn't think of something quick and easy. All the things I like to do are time consuming.
So I went with cake. Because it was my birthday!
And because I am a dummy.
And then, of course, I was under pressure, and my son was cranky and my husband was on a business trip, and everything that could go wrong did, so I ended up with a cake that I was embarrassed to bring. And I couldn't read my notecards so I left out half the stuff I had written on them, and it feels awkward to look down at them when I'm trying to show people something, so I felt pretty silly afterwards. Not the best speech I've ever given, or cake I've made, that's for sure.
It did taste good, though. And that's the most important part.
Plus, I had enough batter left over to make mini cakes for my kids. Which made them happy.
And that's the moral of my story.
In the end, nobody will care too much if the cake looks awful, so long as it tastes good.