Do you suffer from Cake Rage? Too many cake decorators find themselves falling victim to this dreaded condition.
- Angry outbursts
- Being ‘tetchy’
- Threatening never to make another cake again in your whole entire life
- Kitchen resembling a disaster zone
Possible causes include:
- Too thick/thin ganache
- A soggy bottom
- Unreasonable customers
- Feeling undervalued
- Bad recipes
- Incorrect ingredients
- Unrealistic expectations
- Everything that could possibly go wrong, going wrong
Fear not. You are not alone. We are here to help. Here are 8 of the best ways to deal with Cake Rage.
Step 1: Know your triggers
If any of the possible causes of Cake Rage sound familiar to you, chances are you’re already pretty good at spotting your triggers. Knowing what can set you off gives you the power to preempt an episode of Cake Rage. Remember: knowledge is power.
Step 2: Get a little perspective
We get it. Cakes are important. However, part of life we all have to accept is that things aren’t always going to go our way. Try to think of the big picture. One terrible cake does not mean you’re a terrible cake decorator.
Step 3: Breathe and count to 10
It’s an oldie, but it works. Sometimes we get so caught up in a situation, it can help to pause and reflect.
Step 4: Be kind to yourself
Taking good care of yourself in every area of your life will have you more prepared to deal with any curve balls that are thrown at you. Eat well, sleep well and don’t work too hard.
Step 5: Talk it out
There’s nothing like venting to make you feel better. Did you know we have a very lovely bunch of supportive cakeys over on our PBSS Facebook page? We have special groups for Premium and Pro members too, so if you’re a paying member of our site, make sure you get yourself added.
Step 6: Go for a walk
If you can’t stand the heat… go for a walk to cool down. Sometimes putting some space between you and the source of your Cake Rage can help you calm down.
Step 7: Prevention is the best cure
The best way to avoid a nasty case of Cake Rage is to be your own best friend. Give yourself plenty of time, think things through and remember not to sweat the small stuff. Make cake, be happy!