I have my own cake business for 19 years. I have just started at a little local market in the bakery doing the cakes, cookies etc. I enjoy it but just like any grocery store the cakes where generic looking and they thought is speed get it quick! It is a hard transition to make when you have free range at home and ideas and not somebody looking over your shoulder wondering whether or not your spending to much time on a cake.
My favorite things to cook
DESSERTS!!!!!! CAKES COOKIES BREADS MUFFINS PIES OH MY!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. When I make pancakes I still like to make the pancakes into shapes. Yes even though my kids are 19, 16 and 13 I usually make them into whatever they are into. No more bunnies dogs and kitties. Just guns video game characters and horses.
My cooking triumphs
When I was 12 I made my first cream puffs from scratch. and my dad wanted them all the time. Then other desserts followed which made him happy! and mom proud. Whatever I learned I learned from my mom!
My cooking tragedies
My cream puffs. I didn't realize that the pate' chaux was suppose to look like the way it did. and I threw out 2 batches before my mom stopped me at the door on my third trip. By the way my dog and cat loved the throw aways!
My second tragedy was cooking with a pressure cooker need I say more. I sold it at garage sale won't use one again for a long time!