Monday, January 19, 2009

Welcome to Frosted's test kitchen...

I've been having fun lately trying out many new recipes and inventing some of my own concoctions.
I think I've made over a dozen cakes in the past four weeks!
(and I'm just gettin' started!!)

I have flavors floating around in my head at night.
Chai Spice Cake with Cinnamon Butter Cream anyone?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

When I began baking as a child I had no idea what it would become. I was just enjoying creating something. It amazed me how a few simple ingredients when mixed properly together and baked could produce such delicious and wonderful desserts!

Decades later, I have found an outlet for my creativity, a challenge that keeps me pushing myself and striving for excellence, and a business that pays me for pursuing my passion!

Someone once said "To be truly successful, discover what you are most passionate about and then figure out a way to get paid for doing it."

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My first wedding cake was for my brother's wedding, just over 8 years ago. The wedding was small but I was happy to help out. On top of baking the wedding cake I was also coordinating the wedding, decorating and in the wedding as a bridesmaid. I remember asking my younger sister to help me place the royal icing roses on the cake layers for me so that I could get dressed for the ceremony last minute!

I have learned a lot about time management since those days! I do not have a picture of that cake to show you as proof of my beginnings in the wedding business.

But here are a few weddings I've done since then...

More to come soon!...

It all had to start somewhere.

I suppose for me, it began in my parent's kitchen where I began baking up my now famous (to my family anyway) coffee cake and banana bread.

Those pages in my mothers old Bettter Homes and Gardens cookbook were so splattered and worn...

Never that good at cooking, for some reason baking just came easier. Perhaps it was my sweet tooth...

I do not have pictures of my first decorated cake. I'm sure it was for one of my siblings' birthdays.

This cake was from years ago. I think it was for a nephews birthday.

I had to start somewhere!