Cakes, cakes, cakes!

Half Baked!

Through lots of trial and error I figured out most of my Moms recipes and became a decent cook. I really enjoy baking at the holidays and especially Christmas time. I make lots and lots of delicious treats and pastries. But, as it turns out, I have a rather small family and make way too much for us to eat! Most of my friends work full time so I thought giving deliciuos homemade treats for gifts would be nice. Cookies and cakes and pies, yum sharing the love! They tasted great but the look left something to be desired! Now I don’t know if I told you this before but I am a professional artist, I have a degree in art and sell quite a bit of my work. You can see some of it at http://www.ecumbess.com So now I am thinking…it tastes good but my friends expect more from me!

So what’s a girl to do? I signed up for a cake decorating class at my local Michaels. This was fun! I enjoyed it and wanted to learn more so I took all the classes offered and started putting out some pretty good looking stuff! Goal achieved!!! Yea now I could make tasty treats that looked nice too! Right about the time my last course was finishing up my teacher says “Elizabeth, you should teach this class, you are an artist, you are doing great, you can do this, it’s fun.” Just so happens she was moving and needed to fill her position! Ok! I said I will give it a try!

For the next 4 years I taught cake decorating at my local Michaels to lots of wonderful people! It was fun. I made and decorated lots and lots of cakes! I made birthday cakes, cupcakes, wedding cakes, every kind of cake you can think of! My family was sick of cake, my friends were sick of cake, heck I was sick of cake! Time to move on…

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