I’ve always enjoyed baking. Ever since I was a child I’ve been tinkering with recipes in the kitchen. From cookies to cakes, puddings and pies – I’ve tried them all. When I was a young teenager baking turned into some sort of therapy for me. When I’m mixing, measuring, or decorating I find myself at ease – peaceful. It soothes any anxiety that I may have and allows my mind to clear.
Baking a Birthday Cake:
In recent years though I realize that I don’t have the opportunity to bake or create nearly as much as I used to, or would like to. More and more often we rely on pre-mixed pre-cut packages of things and call it “baking”. We mix up a cake from a box and call it “homemade”, but it’s just not the same. While I most certainly will use conveniences to help me make things for special occasions I like to take a little extra time; a little extra love, and make things from scratch – like a birthday cake for my kids.