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).