So lately I have been on a baking frenzy. Ironically enough I do not have much of a sweet tooth, so I never actually eat what I bake. So for the past 2 weeks I have been lugging my baking experiments to work and the gym. Then I did the unthinkable. I made the decision to ask people what they thought of my desserts. This was a tough decision for me to make because I am quite protective of my cooking. And maybe a little insecure. I guess when you love to do something so much you do not want someone telling you that you suck at it. Oh, and I also do not like criticism. Whether it be positive or not. Yet I found myself stressing to those trying my desserts that I wanted their honest opinion because my goal was to improve my baking skills.
So how has this honesty thing been going so far? Let me give you an example.
A friend made an order for a dozen cookies and she planned to bring these cookies to a meeting. After her meeting I asked her what she and her friends thought of the cookies.
“The butterscotch cookies were the most popular…and one friend thought that the dark chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies were too sweet…and one friend mentioned that they could have been softer…”
What went through my mind after hearing her response…
“What the hell! First of all, you ASKED for two types of chocolate chips! You wanted a chocolate chip overload! And not soft enough! This is not a flan! They are cookies! Oh what the hell would you know, I can’t even be sure I can trust your palettes…”
What I actually said….
“Aww thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it!”