One of my lifelong dreams came true on Saturday–I won a cake walk. I remember cake walks from school fairs in elementary school. How I longed to win a fluffy, beautiful cake. I think I worked up the nerve to participate just once, and alas, I did not win a cake. The desire to win a cake walk had been dormant for several decades, because really, there just aren’t that many cake walks.
On Saturday, though, a local bakery, Grand Central Bakery, celebrated the opening of a new location with a bakery fair that included tours, cookie decorating, baking seminars, and yes, a cake walk. I could not stop thinking about the cake walk! My friend the Hedster and I visited the grand opening. As we waited in line for treats and sandwiches, we chatted with the people behind us, who had just won the cake walk. They advised us to hoop and holler and show much excitement, as that would increase our chances of winning this utterly noncompetitive event.
When we got to the cake walk ourselves, we tried to show a lot of enthusiasm. I have to confess that it was just us and a bunch of little kids. When the emcee called my number, the Hedster and I jumped up and down and screamed with glee. The kids just stared at us. I got to choose from four different selections: two pies and two cakes. The cakes looked a little sad, so I opted for the strawberry rhubarb pie (yeah, so technically maybe it was a pie walk).
The pie was delicious, and one of my dreams came true! If you think good thoughts and visualize success, it’s bound to happen. Dream big!