As in, you kinda guess your way through the whole caking process? You never know how much of things i.e cake batter, buttercream etc to make, so you just take a stab and hope for the best. If there’s not enough, you’ll make more. If there’s too much, that’s alright, the workmates/husband/neighbours will eat it. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?
I used to do all of the above when I first started making cakes and let me tell you, it was bad! I wasted sooo much time by guessing my way through the process. Sometimes, I’d be icing cupcakes and would run out of buttercream by the goddam 11th cupcake when I needed 12! Other times, I’d make so much buttercream but not enough cake batter so my cake layers wouldn’t be as tall as they needed to be. This resulted in a cake with super thick chunks of buttercream in the fillings to make up for the height required. Yuck.
Oh and the stress! The anxiety, headaches, heart palpitations from living life so much on the edge. You never really know how long things would take when you’re in the kitchen.
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For the first 4 months of 2020, we donated $17,000 AUD to organisations that helped, and continue to help, those affected by the devastating bushfires that ravaged Australia:
Foodbank NSW – $4316
Wildlife Victoria – $4317,
National Bushfire Disaster Appeal – $2025,
Vets for Compassion – $450,
Foodbank Victoria – $1575.
Between May 2020 and August 2021, we donated all proceeds to Foodbank Victoria who are doing incredible work to help with the COVID-19 Food Crisis. To date (end of August 2021) we have donated a total of $7251.00 to Foodbank Victoria.
You can read more about the amazing work they’re doing here: Foodbank Victoria.
From October 2021, all donations will be made to Impact For Women, who are making a difference for women and children escaping extreme violence at home.
Impact For Women – $1587.55
Vinnies Flood Appeal – $777
Foodbank QLD – $390