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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Coffee In Food?

I hate that combination. I don't know why but I just do. I always have.

However, I know other people LOVE some form of coffee baked in their favorite baked good.

So, this week I decided to do a Mocha Cappuccino Chip Cupcake to sell at the market.

I was very hesitant on tasting them but they are truly divine.

Incredibly moist and not a strong coffee flavor but just enough.
I am thinking these are going to be a tremendously fast seller!

All Good Things Must Come To An End!

That is how the saying goes....right?

At any rate, six months ago I began taking the Wilton Method Cake Decorating Course1. I just began that course thinking I want to be able to learn a few techniques so I can make the next birthday cake for my sons.

Not only did I finish that course but I went on to take the next 3 in the series. This week I finished the Fondant & Gum Paste course.

I can't believe where I am at now compared to where I was when I started.

What started out as something very simple and for me has led my life into a direction that I never saw coming.

When I was a child my aunt was the cake decorator in the family. I never showed any interest in doing what she could do. Now, I have started my own cake business and currently have booked an average of 3 cakes a week for various occasions.

And yes, I do all this and still have time for my 20 month old twins.

The truth of the matter is it is one of the few things that I really, truly enjoy doing. To me it's relaxing (until something goes wrong...), and I love to be able to turn nothing into something.

It's something that I am really good at too. I joke that I swear I am a little OCD but in Cake Decorating this is a good thing. When it comes to my cakes I am a perfectionist. It's a very good thing to be a perfectionist and it can also be my downfall.

But I love it. And right now I wouldn't be doing anything else.

(Pictured is my final cake from the Fondant & Gum Paste course).