Life is short, eat dessert first!
Hey! I know it’s been awhile… well at least awhile since I have posted here on the site. I have been pretty busy posting on my Instagram, but the brainpower it takes to post here has been non-existent. Sorry about that. I also can not promise that this will change moving forward, but I thought that this post was appropriate to give more thought and energy to.
I got the exciting opportunity over the last few months to participate in a Certificate in Pastry Arts Program at San Francisco Cooking School. This was a blast, dream, crazy, exciting, and invigorating experience. I am so thankful for the opportunity to spend six months baking new things everyday, standing on my feet, being active, and sharing it all with my family. I made so many things that I have botched in the past and learned so many new skills to equip me moving forward. My passion for experimental baking hasn’t dimmed, just gotten brighter, smarter, and more creative. I still have so much to learn, but nothing is worth doing if there is nothing to learn. Wow… I guess I have a lot to say about this experience, so let me just promise that I will write a post or two about it in the (could be distant ) future.
The reason I bring up school is because it has given me the confidence to bake for more significant events. I feel skilled enough to bake the cake and sweets for friends, family, and even strangers special days. This confidence really couldn’t have come at a better time in my life, in particular because the amount of my friends getting married seems to be increasing daily. I’ve already had the chance to bake for two weddings this year! The most recent one is what I am here to talk about today. This couple has been such a blessing in my life. They are so giving and it was a great honor to have this role on their special day.
Alex and Megan put a lot of trust in me for this cake. When Brett (the bf and business manager) and I met with them, they had very few demands. All they really knew was that they wanted a gluten free tier for their family, and that they wanted it to feed around 80 people. 80 People!!!! I don’t know about you, but this was more exciting than scary to me. I was finally going to get the chance to make a tiered wedding cake all on my own!