I took the first couple of classes and really enjoyed myself. Our instructor was amazing and uber talented. Someday,
She was very encouraging to me personally and told me that I had a "knack" for decorating cakes. Apparently, she would get contacted frequently from bakeries looking for decorators and she wanted to know if I wanted a job. Although it was a boost to my cake decorating ego that she would recommend me for a job, I didn't want a job. I already was employed as a mom.
With her encouragement, I entered a large wedding cake in the local county fair. And I won a blue ribbon. Good times...good times...
Some people saw my cake at the fair and asked me to do their wedding cake. I accepted the job and so my wedding cake career was born. My first clients were two women exchanging vows. Not my lifestyle
Fast forward a number of years...I was still doing cakes, word of mouth only, but was finding that my growing family made it more challenging to get it all done. So, as I started down the road of having the last
Now that I'm done having kids
This last weekend, I had my first wedding cake after coming out of
It was perfect. As I finished the last of the border, I stepped back and....admired. Big sigh of relief...
Because I was nervous about the heat, I decided to move the cake out to the pie cooler to firm it up a bit before leaving. Especially since it had so many factors stacked against it
As I carried the cake out the door, into the heat, the frosting gave way and the top part of the bottom layer ripped through the wooden dowels and slid over an entire inch. I now had a massively lopsided cake.
After my heart restarted, we brought the cake back inside for me to survey the damage. I thought through my options. After Corey talked me down off the ledge
In the end, the perfectionist in me was crying but the kids came in (they didn't know about the little mishap) and were oohing and awing over the cake and how beautiful it was. Still, I think it took 10 years off my life.
It think I may go back into retirement after all...