For as long as I can remember, I always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen with my mom baking. As I got older, I began to bake more and more by myself. Once I moved out on my own, I continued to bake often, using it as a tool to destress. My fiancé will say that he approves of my frequent baking (although our waistlines might say otherwise).
Eventually, I moved away from the traditional brownies and chocolate chip cookies towards cupcakes. I found cupcakes were something that were quick and easy to make without much skill required aside from reading a recipe and piping a swirl.
After awhile, I got bored of cupcakes and was looking for a new challenge. I decided to try my hand at cake making and decorating. Let me tell you it is not easy!! I have spent countless hours trying to learn the proper techniques from baking, to assembling, to decorating.
I felt very discouraged after my first cake attempt, and it took another year or so to try again. For the last year and a half, I have been practicing a lot. I now make cakes for all our family birthdays and sometimes even for friends. Here is a gallery of how my skills have grown over the last year and a half. I recently even tried a number cake for my cousins’ 16th which turned out awesome.
My Next Adventure
Based on my previous baking experience, I know that cookies like this are a lot of work. They are definitely not something that will be super easy to master and it will take time and practice for mine to look this good. I have done a bit of research and have found some various techniques that I can try each week. My goal (life depending) is to try a new technique/style of cookie each week. I am excited to begin this journey!