Before I ever tried upholstery or making iPhone accessories, I tried decorating cakes. Growing up, we used the boxed cake and icing to make fun Christmas, Easter, and Fourth of July cakes. Looking back, I realize that they were nothing spectacular, but I always enjoyed making (and eating!!) them nonetheless.
Fast forward through college to the months leading up to my wedding. We tasted cakes at several bakeries but decided to meet with a lady who had her own cake company. The cake was moist and tasty and I ate several pieces of it at that meeting. I told you all of that so I could tell you this: the lady who made that yummy cake lives in a neighborhood off a back road outside of a town about an hour from my hometown. Behind her house is an extra building about the size of a three-car garage. Two-thirds of that space is occupied by a really cool professional kitchen with a meeting/eating area. It even has its own bathroom!
When we walked out of that place I couldn’t help but think that I wanted to work toward having a space like that one day and learn how to make fun, fancy cakes. While I currently work out of my regular old kitchen and only make the occasional cake, it’s still in the back of my mind for the future.
Keep reading for a peek at some of my favorite recent cakes!
The first cake I made by myself for a special event. In this case,
|The real USC|
|Fast forward 6 months, and I enrolled in classes and officially
learned how to use fondant.
|I made the cake at the beach that summer with the help of my
cousin’s daughters, who created the artwork on the pan, along
with the fish’s eyeball and lips.
|Judy’s basket full of black-eyed Susans (and a ladybug!)|
|My brother’s Clemson Tiger birthday cake! One of my favorites.|
|Kettlebell cake (and a real kettlebell) that I made for
some of the personal trainers I work with.
|Another favorite – our friends’ baby’s first birthday!
She loved the little green marshmellow fondant balls on her mini cake.
|My cousin and I made these cute turkeys for Thanksgiving!|