I remember when I was younger and had not developed an interest in baking yet, I always had a hard time finding the right present for my dad for his birthday or for Father’s Day. I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so every year I wanted to give him an amazing gift but I constantly fell short of accomplishing that. It was easier with my mom because my teacher made us decorate cards with lots of glitter, hearts, and flowers in elementary school art classes for Mother’s Day.
When I’d ask my mom for advice, she’d usually suggest buying a fancy perfume and giving it to me to offer him as a present. I never liked that idea much because it didn’t feel like it came from me at all.
Consequently, when I started baking, it became a lot easier for me to give him something that he actually loves without feeling like I did not have enough input. One day when I have a decent job, I definitely plan to buy him fancy watches/fountain pens at the mall but meanwhile, I can at least bake him fancy desserts!