I had a horrible experience yesterday that frightened me & I need to share it.
I was making a pirate birthday cake for 5 year old DGS. I must point out that I have made celebration cakes all my life- I used to teach Sugarcraft at a local college & ran my own business doing it- mostly wedding cakes for many years. So I do know how to ice cakes.
I was getting to the end & needed some royal icing to pipe the message. I went to make some & I just froze. I had no idea how to do it. I stopped & took stock but it just would not come- I remembered something about egg whites but even then I knew that was from years ago & not what I should be doing.
I went & sat down & I was truly scared. Eventually I went back to the kitchen & started looking at all my equipment hoping for inspiration & then I looked in larder & right at the front was a packet of Royal Icing Sugar.
Yes of course- now you can get sugar with egg whites added & I've been using it for years!
It was fine then & I finished the cake but I was truly very scared. It is the first time I have experienced what I think is called a senior moment. I am 68.
Is this how it all starts? I am fit & in perfect health but that is really not the point if my memory is going to start going.
I must admit I am still a bit scared. I told DH when he came in from work & he just laughed- said I've been doing it for ages but he was joking.
I am still a bit freaked out by it today.
Is it really THAT common?
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