A few weeks ago I posted about a great opportunity that came my way. A Master Chef in one of the posh hotels where I live saw my website and asked me if I would like to be their in-house cake decorator. I already have a part-time job, my cake business, two kids and the class mom. Despite all this I went in for a "cake test". I was asked to assemble and decorate a 3 tier wedding cake with different designs on each tier. First 14" fondant, second all buttercream and third, a combo of both. I knew going in my piping skills basically suck. I've never taken a course and basically have been winging it. It took me about 5 hours and the end result looked so amateurish and unprofessional it was EMBARRASSING!!!!!
He was so nice but explained with some of their Bridezillas my skills didn't cut it. Oh well I tried, but I learned two things. Kudos to all who know how to pipe I admire your ability and second this was truly a humbling experience.
Thanks for listening.
Well, your other skills rock! Not everyone does 00 piping and not everyone does the type of work you do; I'll bet if you want to be a piping maven, with practice, you'll rank up there right along with others, but don't you dare knock your terrific work!
Sorry that happened! You do great work though!
Oh, noosie, I wondered if you got the job or not..... I'm thinking with all the other things on your plate, maybe this was for the best..... You can't "be there" for EVERYONE 100% of the time......... Hone your skills a little more, and let the kids get a little older, and then GO FOR IT..... you are SOOO talented.... just give it some time....... ((( HUGS ))))
Amen cheeseball! Your work is great, this just wasn't your gig. Keep on doin' what you do because it looks good!
OH, I am sorry you didn't get the job. You have to give yourself credit for trying and being willing to make a change, that is not always easy Your work is wonderful despite the bridezillas
well i am sorry you didn't get the position...but like said before me...you have alot to focus on already and nobody but nobody can take your talents from you....sometimes i wonder if i can do a good job working in a bakery for demanding people....and under such sometimes stressful situations....not that i don't have some those moments at home..but its different when you have some in charge breathing down your neck!!!
i am glad you had a great time learning from the expirence...when its your turn your time will come...u are needed for other things right now!!! i know i am....who would watch my monkies??? hahahaahahaha!!!!! you are awesome!!!! keep up the great work!!!!!!!
Gosh,that stinks!Your cakes are amazing! even if you can't pipe.
Do not let this deter you from the fact that your work is awesome!!!!!! I would never attempt and couldn't come close to creating the cakes in your pics!!! So you can't pipe well .... at this point ..... but you do work that many of us (ok, well, ME anyway!) can't do at all!
First off, wow to your work. 2nd I don't think I would have even had the courage to try. Your cakes are truly amazing. I don't know if I will ever get even close to what you can do.
You know, that is so funny because your work IS TRULY amazing!
I can't pipe a rose to save my life! I keep praying I get brides that are into non-traditional cakes!!
I don't think that Picasso would be deterred if he discovered he couldn't copy the work of .... Da Vinci, you know? Two different styles. You have great talent. You are not required to be just like...someone else. Go after YOUR dream using your incredible ability!
This could be a blessing in disguise. It sounds like it would've spread you pretty thin if you had gotten it.
Well said ziggytarheel!
I was just thinking that myself. The bakeries and hotels have to be able to do copy work - it's expected.
But when you're an 'independent artist' you can create, not just copy - and you are a creating fiend!!! Love your work!
Let's see them fancy bridezilla cakers make a sculpted Lightning McQueen!
Piping is all about practice. There are very few people who come by it naturally...most of us need to work at it long and hard to "get it". And you will. Your cakes are wonderful.
Make up a batch of bc every week and spend time on it. You'll be amazed at how quickly you improve.
Since you didn't get the job, you will have the time to practice your piping skills.