Now I've decided on what my TYSIC plan objectives are, I suppose it's time to decide on how I'm going to achieve them. Let's start with objective 1- world domination through cake.
So far, in my life, I've decorated 1 cake. Well, I've done more than that, if you count fairy cakes with icing sugar and water type icing, but only one, proper moulding with sugarpaste type cake. It was for my mum's 60th birthday, and she thought it was great. She was drunk though. All I did was cover the cake in blue icing and make a little model of a woman lying asleep on a lilo out of sugarpaste to put on top. I can't do faces, so it had a hat over it's face. I would post a picture of it here but I don't think it I've got it saved on the computer anywhere.
Anyway, that cake was not overly hard to do, so it got me thinking that maybe it was something I can do professionally. But to do that, I'm going to need lessons, motivation and practice. Lessons are easy enough- I'm on a waiting list for them at the local adult education college, which gives me plenty of time to save up the £180 I need for the course. Which brings me to motivation- If I'm having to pay out that amount of money, I'm going to damn well try my hardest and complete the course. Plus, I've started this blog, and made a public commitment to try my best. I instruct you, oh reader of this blog, to point and laugh, kick me up the bum, or otherwise do your best to help me not fail. Ultimately it's no-one's responsibility but mine if I humiliate myself by failing spectacularly, but I'd like a bit of help to make sure that doesn't happen.
Finally- practice. If, over the next year or so (until I'm reasonably competant/confident), I'm willing to make cakes for anyone who wants one for the price of the ingredients, as long as you're willing to accept a slightly deformed cake, make with enthusiasm but not much talent.
Tomorrow, point 2- convincing myself that all music that I don't already like isn't rubbish...