I’ve been busy keeping a little secret. I’ve been preparing myself for one of the best opportunities a cake designer can ever have. I’m packing my bags to compete in a Food Network Challenge. This is a huge dream of mine and I can’t express how thrilled and grateful I am for being chosen. It’s hard to believe looking back from when I first started decorating cakes (and had no idea what I was doing), I would watch these challenges and be amazed at the possibilities and many art forms of cake. I worked so hard to get at where I am now in my life and it really makes me believe even more how anything is possible (as sappy as that sounds.) This is all I can really share for now and I will of course keep you posted on air dates when I know. Since it seems wrong for me to blog without a cake, I’m going to share a cake I’m slightly embarrassed to share but also makes me happy to see how far I’ve come.
This was my FIRST wedding cake I did years ago. I had been asked by a head chef of a local hotel in Owen Sound, Ontario to make a wedding cake for a couple traveling from Washington. They were a funky couple who wanted a topsy turvy, lego themed wedding cake. I had no experience with fondant, topsy turvy cake structures or even how to dowel a cake. So I literally bought every advanced cake book I could find to figure out how on earth I would pull this off. I remember having nightmares and anxiety attacks of me ruining this sweet couple’s cake practically everyday for three months leading to the wedding. However despite my inexperience I studied and executed this colorful funky wedding cake. I believe it was a chocolate fudge cake with raspberry swiss meringue butter cream icing. After I completed it , I knew this was what I wanted to do and strive for in a career.