Do I Have To Go To Pastry School?
Jun. 19, 2011 10:00 am
Updated: Mar. 12, 2012 8:42 am
Just about everything I know about cakes, I have learned from the internet, from engaging TV shows,from books written by those who have blazed the trails ahead of me,and from hits and misses in my own baking efforts. Today, I am simply referring to one
example of educating myself in the art of baking cakes from scratch.
You know, there was a time that I only used mixes to make my cakes with, fearing the boogy man that kept telling me there was no way that I could actually bake my own successfully. When I would read recipes from so many talented,award winning bakers, the thought
of me baking a cake from scratch gave me brain freeze!
I began to notice,though,that when making wedding cakes and attempting to sculpt a cake, a box mix just didn't hold up to the "sturdy" standard as well. One day, I decided to "cross that line" and face my fears. Now that I have discovered that I can bake a
tasty home made concoction, it is the only way for me to go!
So, among other things that I never imagined I could ever possibly do, I make my own flowers (there are many that I am still working towards mastering) such as roses,tulips,daisies,pansies,sweet peas,lilies and orchids. I use fondant and create critters and
people. Painting on cakes is something I love to do. There are so many things that I can do creatively, such as painting,drawing,sculpting that I have now applied to my cake decorating. I love it, I love it all!
Please join me, and lets help each other find a way to use those talents that show off our creative
sides in the art of baking and decorating cakes!
Fanciful Pearls and Scrolls
Pink Cowgirl Boots and Hat
Daisies and Butter Cream
Large Pink Carnation