So a long time ago, I made cakes that looked like this:
So when someone came into Betty Cakes and wanted to order a castle cake, I said, oh, sure I've done that before (and I left out the part where the towers fell over mid-way through the party, because, obviously, I had learned from that mistake and would not repeat it, so it wasn't relevant) I can totally make a castle cake for you, Customer. (I'm paraphrasing here. Also, I didn't talk directly to the customer.)
And so I made this:
Which, admittedly, took a large amount of time. And those cake sparkles on those plastic towers? *headdesk* So tedious. But sparkle-y.
And of course, everyone loved it (I'm not bragging, but it's a princess castle, what's not to love?!). ....Which means the next time somebody asks for this cake, it's my job to get it done.
Like this one. I'm getting really good at these. Practice makes perfect, and all of that. But this time I made the flowers out of buttercream, not fondant, so that went a lot faster.
So it's a good thing that I love my job, because if I keep getting better at this whole cake deal, people are going to keep asking me to make them cakes. And I don't see a problem with that situation at all!