Some people work to live, some live to work. The best people love their work and couldn’t live without it. I’ve become a Cake Boss Junkie. It’s an awesome show that comes on Discovery Channel. The show chronicles a baker in Hoboken New Jersey who makes amazing cakes. He made a roulette wheel… that turns. And it was a cake. d the set of Sesame Street. Now for those who know me, you likely know 2 things about me. 1. I’m not gifted in the kitchen (I hate to cook) and 2. I make really spanking cool cakes… It’s funny, the day to day grind of cooking, can’t stand it. Making crazy cool creations, love it.
I started making cakes here because what was available was dull and disgusting tasting. Literally. Kinzi once said of cakes in Jordan that they resembled styrofoam covered in Vaseline. And they did. In the 5 years we’ve been here, new AMerican style bakeries making cake creations have opened. But, by now, I’ve discovered this enjoyment of making cake creations and it’s a way to do something special for the Beans, so I look but I save my money for awesomely fun toppings for our cakes. For those who haven’t been around so long, let me give you some examples. These are a few of my favorite cupcakes, cake pops, and cakes.
So, as you can see, I like 3D cakes with visual interest. The Cake Boss takes that to the next level (actually he goes more like 4 or 5 levels).
At any rate, this man has a passion for baking. Specifically, he has a passion for cakes. On the show, he goes for a vacation to Italy to see one of his cousins get married. While there, he can’t help himself. He ends up making several awesome cakes. He just gets so excited that he has to make cakes. He also stops into several different bakeries and gets them to teach him to make local specialties. He bakes bread for his mom and makes a special cake for his wife (as well he should, given that he’s spent half the vacation making cakes instead of sightseeing with her).
But, it is clear from the show that cakes are his passion. He can’t help himself. And it’s clear that when he’s making a cake (or even planning a cake), he’s having fun. That’s what we all should be striving for. Loving what we do so much that when we’re on vacation, we can’t help trying to learn more ;). Although too much of that and our spouses will toss us out a window, so minimize the learning time…