Cupcake Quotes: Making of Cupcakes is the 2nd most liked post on my blog. Therefore, like the movies industry, when a film is good, you make a sequel to it to milk the idea. So here is the much-awaited sequel…
Right… there isn’t any relevancy to the original post except the title.
Anyway, before making any cupcakes by myself, I wasn’t able to appreciate the amount of work that is required in making a cupcake. And I am still having icky images of greasy fingers from wiping the butter off the baking equipment where I want to shout “Out, damned spot! out, I say!”, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Likewise, when we see how successful someone else is and admire his or her achievements be it, career or relationship or academic, what we are observing is the “eating the cupcake” step. That step of enjoying the success and rewards is so easy where anyone can do that and we are left wondering why we ain’t in that step.
But similar to the 10,000 hours concept, it take steps to reach the final reward. We need to get ourselves dirty with flour in our face and grease on our fingers and a messy kitchen to tidy up as a prerequisite to reach the reward. Yet even so, there is no guarantee that we will have a perfectly delicious cupcake at the end. After all our efforts, we may land up with only a bland or overly sweet cupcake.
So the conclusion…?
We can put in the effort with the possibility of making the perfect cupcake and in doing so at least get an average cupcake as a consolation prize. Or we can never try at all, paying someone else $3 for their perfect cupcake whenever we have a cupcake craving.
Well, I know I am going to try baking again soon. 🙂