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When I was 10 years old, I grabbed a box of Betty Crocker cake mix off the shelf of the grocery store, took it home, and tried to make cupcakes. Except I didn’t have a cupcake tin. Instead I put the batter in the cupcake liners straight away and it went flat. Determined to make it work, I put it in the oven until someone told me that I was doing it wrong. I patiently listened as they explained that I needed to learn how to do something before I actually tried to do it.
I spent the next year researching courses in my neighborhood and found out about the Wilton Cake Decorating Courses. Unfortunately, when I inquired, I was too young to join the beginner’s course. Determined yet again, I found another bakery where I learned the basics of baking and cake decorating and made my first cake. I proudly sent a photo to the Wilton instructor and they agreed to let me join private lessons.
After my very first lesson, I was hooked. I spent my evenings perfecting my buttercream piping skills, then fondant toppers, then gumpaste flowers, until I finished all four Wilton courses in 1 year. Hungry for me, I enlisted in three Debbie Brown courses where I learned about carved cakes and 3D sculpting. On my own time, I began to make cakes for my family and friends, perfecting my own technique and creating my own style.
Throughout my cake decorating journey, I’ve learned that I love hand piping, making flowers, and painting and that I don’t like cleaning up afterwards. I’m still working on figuring out who I want to be as a cake decorator, but I’ve learned a lot in the past 6 years and I don’t plan on stopping. Follow me on Instagram and if you like what you see, contact me for any inquiries!