When I was young, people always told me I had beautiful eyelashes. They were long and curly, just like my mother's.
But now, those eyelashes are gone....(
Well, there's about 1/8" length left.
I burned them last Sunday.
Along with seven of my fingers and some of my hair.
I've done this before with success. Refilling a gas lighter. Unfortunately, it went terribly wrong this time. Entirely my fault though. The gas refill cannister specifically warned to "keep away from sources of ignition". I pressed the trigger and there they were...a sudden burst of big flames right in my hands and in front of my face.
At first, I was more worried about my hair rather than my hands. But after a while, my hands really began to hurt and I became more aware of what had actually happened to me. I did the necessary first aid on myself, went to the doctor the next morning and got myself a haircut too. Today, my fingers are quite sore because the blisters are starting to pop (sorry, I don't mean to sound gross!) and they now look really burnt, the skin being greyish and leathery. But I am ok. I do have a high threshold for pain. See, I can still type!
Thank God. It could have really been a lot worst. I am still alive and my hands are still working. And yes, I know my hair and eyelashes will grow back soon.
Despite the injuries, I had to go on with my baking. I had cupcakes to make for this nice, elderly lady from the retirement village. It's her 76th birthday today. I would never let her down, even with bandaged fingers.
It was a challenge and I worked slower than usual but I got it done.
I am also thankful this incident happened after the wedding I mentioned in my last post. If not, it would have been a disaster. I don't think I could have decorated a cake in my condition.
|Three layered 6" red velvet cake with gumpaste bride and groom.|
|Red velvet cupcakes to match. I loved how elegant these cupcakes looked!|
Here are the cakes and cupcakes in the 5-tiered stand at the wedding reception. I didn't do the arrangement but as pedantic as I am, I wished I had done it myself.
Please pray my hands will get better soon. My world doesn't stop just because of this setback, you know. I know you mothers out there understand what I mean. So many responsibilities and of course, more cakes to bake!
Enjoy the rest of your week. Stay safe!