Share the love. 

If you work in customer service you may have heard  “A happy customer tells a friend; an unhappy customer tells the world.” It is part of my job to deal with difficult customers who are not satisfied (and some of the time can not be satisfied) with what they have received. Some people are just…

Sometimes, you make things you are not proud to share 

Today I made a showpiece for a event we will be attending. It’s a breast cancer awareness event so our table was going to be pink and gold themed. One of the girls at work is getting married and we are borrowing a lot of her wedding decor to make our table look good. So…

Nobody told me..

A few things to expect as a decorator that no body talks about. You will work weird hours. Sometimes a few hour shift sometimes 17 hours a day 4 days in a row. Expect to work random ours based on seasonal ordering.  You can’t have nice shoes. They are always covered in color and icing. …

Quick Tips for Beautiful Roses in icing 

            I have taught quite a few people how to make roses. Here are some common issues people have: 1. Use a stiffer icing, a slack icing will make a rose that is limp and will fall over and be a pile a mush by the time you are done….

People are mean, get used to it. Make peace with it.

Anyone who has heard of the superstition  where people do not to take photographs because it sucks your soul out… this is kind of how I feel about cakes. Each time I decorate and put a piece of my heart and soul into it. There is a chance the customer may hate it. Art is…

Valentine’s Day needs chocolate 

If your sweet heart loves chocolate as much as I do, you’re going to want to have chocolate on the menu. For those without skills to ice a cake, pooring a heart cake with chocolate ganache is an easier way to get a beautiful cake you can be proud of. It’s also good for topping…

Fondant: You’re not alone, it is difficult

Marshmellow Fondant Recipe 8oz. Mini (Has to be minis!) Marshmellows 2 tbsp water (The weather effects fondant. If dew point is high add less water, if dew point is low add more water-as needed.) 8 C. Powdered Sugar Directions: COMPLETELY MELT MINI MARSHMELLOWS WITH WATER in the microwave. (Short increments so you don’t burn the marshmallows…

Life of a cake decorator

This is for all of you. The beginners, the intermediates, experts, and professionals. As a self taught decorator there has been countless times I whimpered to myself “if only there was someone to show me an easier way.” In these instances I often resorted to you tube. The problem with you tube- the videos were…