I think I’ve mentioned before that when I left school (in fact I ran screaming) at 16 I went to train in horticulture. That was about a million years ago, but some things stick with you. My love of flowers being one.
Now I don’t grow as many, instead I make them out of sugar! I’ve a project for a display cake in my head. And now the wedding fair season has stopped for me (until September) I’ve made a start. It involves a lot of flowers! And I’m in my element.
You’ll be getting sick of floral updates, for which I’d apologise except I’m not sorry 🙂
Happy New Year 🙂
2014 was my first full year in business. Although I’ve been making cakes for 35 years, I’d never even thought about doing it as a business.
I did a birthday cake for a friend and took it to the local diner, where the party was. The owner had a slice and asked if I’d make cakes for them. I was shocked! I laughed thinking they were joking, but said sure. I thought no more of it until they called and ordered! That got the ball rolling. I got all my certificates and registrations in place as I was going to be charging for my cakes. Even though it was one cake a week I wanted to be legal and do it properly.
And that was that. I was hooked again, and with the support of good friends, I organised myself and set up Sweet Temptations.
Now I have my own little cake nook at the back of the kitchen and I’m busy getting ready for wedding fair season!
Yesterday I posted a photo of the beginning of a garden theme retirement cake. Today I finished it. I’m quite pleased with it, I hope she likes it.
The pond is made by tinting piping gel.
Today I’m making the cake that will become a garden theme retirement cake 🙂 Watch this space! I’ve already made these for it….
This is one you can eat! The hardest part is the florist tape to secure everything. That stuff is sticky! And a third hand would be useful. But I’m quite pleased 🙂