Hi, I'm Jo from England and I make cakes as a hobby with my friend. She is the baker, sculpter and coverer of cakes and I do the decorating and modelling. We have had no formal training, and are able to make nice cakes by combining our skills for friends and family. It's amazing what you can find in your house/kitchen if you don't have the right tools - Lego pressed into fondant makes a nice pattern on a baby's blanket cake!
We have such a laugh making the cakes - with a bar of chocolate and bottle of beer to see us through the evening. I'm really excited about how much we can learn on this site - will probably be screaming for help as we have to make our first wedding cake in 6 weeks. Eeek! Attached are a few of our creations so far.
Look forward to chatting to some of you.
My, my Jo. I would say with no "formal" training your cakes are awesome. I think if you are into arts & crafts like I have been for years, you use your imagination, and figure out household items/tools to use. I have even raided my husbands work bench!!! I have sculped figures with a idea in my head. There is no right or wrong fondant figure, just how you want it to look.
Looking forward to more of your pics
Hi, my name is Heather and I joined I *think* about two weeks ago. I live in central NY- where this time of year, the heat and humidity have been extremely trying...lol
I'm so thankful for this site- it has been a wealth of knowledge. This is my first post, since most of my questions have already been answered in previous posts. I have just recently taken up cake decorating so I consider myself a hobby baker. It's what happened when I got laid off- I found a new hobby that I've really been enjoying! Again, I really want to thank everyone for sharing their tips and knowledge, I really have been learning a lot!
My name is Kim, I bake as a hobby for friends & family. Glad I found this website- need all the tips I can get!