So I am a self taught baker.....(self taught???? one word or two? should it have a hyphen?) Sorry ladies I tend to go off in different directions.....
About me? I am left handed....we are known for being creative...so I've heard. I like to see the possibilities in things that no one can see. It first started about 10 years ago, I wanted to take cosmetology in high school but we needed to go to a sister school for vocational. During the tour most girls looked at me like they wanted to make me their bitch.....BONKERS!!!
So I took auto body....so I became certified in auto collision and ended up getting 1st in state. After graduation I did absolutely nothing dealing with painting cars and then decided to take cosmetology as an adult. Most of the girls were young and I was too old to talk to. I learned to do hair and nails...became really good at it. I just didn't want to get into a profession where I would cut someones hair off and they would cry....come on guys....it's hair!!!!! I have always been the only creative one in the family...so they tell me. Or maybe they would just tell me because they want me to do everything. Damn those people....they know how to get me. Not only did I do hair and nails but I was the one they got to make mums for the homecoming games and baby showers. I made flower arrangements, birthday bouquets, Easter baskets, wrapped gifts, I made invites, favors, games for birthday parties, wedding showers and etc. I could pretty much make every aspect of any party, get together or any celebration we had except for the best part....the cake. I have a sweet tooth and find myself thinking of all the bakeries around me and they all suck!!!! I can make better cakes than that as I dish $40 bucks here and $50 bucks there. Not knocking the bakeries but the cake always tastes low fat. So I decided to take cake decorating classes since I knew already how to bake, however, all the classes are on the other side of town making it hard for me to attend with me hating driving and all. I have read a few books, watched some videos on youtube and DVR'd Amazing Wedding Cakes for pointers. I started making my family's birthday cakes and hot damn they are not bad. This is my little business that has taken off from wanting to make at least one cake a weekend to being booked months in advance! All of my cakes are butter cream even though they look like fondant. I do use fondant for decorations like the toppers. I do not do wedding cakes, I can not handle brides, they make me want to kill myself a little bit! If I charge you a crap load it's because you are ordering something that will take hours and hours of work. So If you are feeling frisky give one of my cakes a chance and give me all your money so I can open a bakery.
Sincerely, The Genius