By foffer1, May 16 2017 02:24PM
Hello fellow cakers and followers (wave),
I thought I'd kick off this blog with a wee post about how I came to cake decorating in the first place. I've always baked. Ever since I was a kid, when I was bored, I would bake something. I also like eating cake!! I have a very vivid memory of helping my Mum decorate my younger brother's birthday cake. I can't remeber what age he was, or I was for that matter, but the cake was a snooker table. I remember colouring little balls of icing with liquid food colouring!
After having my eldest child, I decided I would not only bake his birthday but I'd decorate it too! Feeling up to the challenge, lol, I decided to make a pirate ship! It really wasn't too bad at all, but I cringe when I look back at my early cakes. But everyone has to start somewhere! Not that I thought for a second I would be making a career out of cakes! The cake went down a storm at nursery and I was asked to make a cake for one of the staff. Naturally, I baulked at the thought of it, but the staff member convinced me I could do it. She had such faith in me that I could pull it off and I didn't want to let her down! She wanted a shoe and shoe box of all things! I've attached a photo, don't laugh!
But seriously, we all start somewhere. Most folk seem to start out like me - by accident rather than a plan! I had made over 100 cakes for family, friends and neighbours before I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could actually do this. And so, back in 2012, I took the nerve-racking step of setting up a facebook page and declaring myself an actual business!
And practice makes perfect right? I never think of my work as perfect, but practice goes a long way! Here's my latest cake with a shoebox and shoe!