Wednesday, 18 December 2013

My very own cakey fairytale

Once upon a time...
Back in June 2010, my daughter turned 2, her favourite character at the time was Peppa Pig. I decided to make her a special cake. In hindsight it was quite simply a pompous idea. I had never decorated a cake in my life, but I thought 'what the hell' and started. Not understanding you could actually carve a cake flat, and no clue about butter-creaming or ganaching a cake before applying fondant, the horror of my fist cake was done. Here is living proof that my cake was shockingly bad:
Yet through it all, I actually enjoyed myself and set about buying books, researching and practicing. In November 2010 I decided to purchase my domain name in the hopes of being able to make a career from cake making one day.... a girl could dream... right?
Yes, you can have a little laugh at the cake, I know I do, but it was must first one, the one that spiked my curiosity to delve into the world of caking.
Month after month I beavered away trying to improve on my previous cakes and sugar modelling attempts. Many mistakes were made, new materials found and money spent on trying to better myself. I entered my first cake competition 'Cake International' in April 2013 winning a Bronze award for My dragon.
Soon enough life began to spiral away before me eyes, with orders pouring in and the clients becoming more adventurous in their edible choices, my work became bigger, more technical and a lot more fun! Before I knew it my work was being picked up by some amazing people...

Within three years of making and decorating my very first cake I was commissioned to make a Cake for The Walt Disney company. I never in a million years would have thought that I would have the opportunity in working with such a huge entity. I myself believe dreams really can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. On the 9th December 2013 I got to take my cake to The Walt Disney Company, Hammersmith.

This cake for Disney measured 4ft tall and 3ft wide, and in addition to this, the team were so pleased with the cake that Disney UK even Tweeted and Facebooked about it!