I'm still new to cake decorating, but there are so many things I've become good at doing that I thought I'd "never" be able to do. I haven't even attempted fondant yet, but I have been able to get a smooth cake surface, do flowers and other decorations and challenge myself with some bigger projects I thought would never be successful. (This after much trial and error and practice of course!)
Anyway, for those of you who are more experienced, what is something you have "mastered" that you thought you would "never be able to do?"
I never thought I'd be able to sculpt a realistic looking person (from fondant or gumpaste). My very first attempt was a woman who ended up looking more like Miss Piggy. And she was the topper on my final cake project in culinary school. Very embarrassing!
I always thought I could *never* do a whimsical tilted cake, but I did my first one this past weekend, and I was actually happy with how it turned out! The girl it went to was delighted, so that made me feel great. Hope it made it home after they drove it 3 hours on the front seat of a pickup...!
I could âneverâ make a pretty cake â only tasty onesâ¦ At least thatâs what I thought while my scratch, mousse- or pastry cream- or fresh fruit- filled cakes would slip and slide all over the place looking like mud slidesâ¦ Turns out, some tricks of the trade, and everything stays in place!