Life of Cakes

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Beginning

I am very new to this blogging experience. So bare with me and my posts. I am a 34 year old  stay at home mom/cake designer. I graduated from high school over 16 years ago, and didn't have a clue as to what I wanted to do with my life. There are very few of us who know what we want to do right after high school, and are told we are supposed to go to college for at least 4 years, graduate, and have a wonderful salary paying job. Doesn't always work that way and it's okay!!! I thought I wanted to be a nurse, got started and decided it wasn't for me. (Little did I know I would eventually become a nurse, doctor, teacher, chef, counselor, and many  others-not through documented degrees, but life experiences...story for another time).

I decided I wanted to go to Culinary School and become a chef, only to find out my passion was actually the dessert part of the culinary world. While learning everything there is to know about meat, seafood, poultry, soups, stocks , and sauces , I could only daydream about pastries. After graduating in 1999 with my culinary degree I decided to work in a hotel in the Pastry Dept. I learned so much in the time  that I was there and the hours were grueling. Sometimes 16 hour days, nights, weekends, and holidays. After 3 years I was completely exhausteed and needed a change. I then decided to hit the bakery scene. This is where I found my true love...cake decorating. I think I shocked myself with an artistic ability I never knew I had. So, this is where my story begins about a life full of motherly duties and cake decorating/designing.  Until next time.

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