I’ve been a cake decorator for a couple of years now. I approached the art of caking like I do most things I want to learn about in life, I just started. I made a lot of mistakes. My first few cakes looked like they had boils beneath their fondant skin and I quickly learned that cake mixes make a cake too fluffy to bear the weight of fondant. So I had sagging, pimply cakes. But I didn’t give up! I kept trying new techniques and I eventually got to the point where I started selling my cakes. I loved making cakes, and I felt like I was satiating my creative passion.
Then I was introduced to the world of dessert tables.
I just had to try one to see if it was as fun to create as it was beautiful to look at. I started pouring over dessert tables designed by Amy Atlas, Kim at TomKat Studio, Sharnel at My Life, My Loves, and the list goes on. I found the perfect opportunity by asking my friend if I could throw a baby shower for her. We talked about themes and decided to go with “A Pea in the Pod”. The shower turned out beautifully and I had great help from so many friends. Heather took gorgeous photographs and we all enjoyed a fabulous evening.
The following week, I submitted my table to Amy Atlas and she featured it on her website. I really couldn’t believe that my first attempt at a dessert table was featured by the most famous dessert stylist I knew.
Needless to say, I have found a new passion, and I’m so excited to do more.