Hi everyone --
I am VERY new to the wonderful world of cake decorating and I've fallen in LOVE with it.
Here's the story: I've always had a casual interest in the culinary world; Food Network junkie, have watched all the cake challenges, everything...I ended up having my first up close glimpse of cake making while ordering my engagement party cake from a VERY talented local cake artist in my hometown...fast forward to a few months later...I'm on here, and ordering gum paste & fondant lol!!
I've actually worked a few days (I think 3 or 4 on a volunteer basis) in the bakery that made my cake and I LOVE it!! Now here's my question: what do I do next?
Culinary school is really not an option...I'm getting married soon & I don't want to pay 30k for school.
So how do I turn this into a paying gig? I plan to intern hopefully for as long as I can with the baker I mentioned earlier.
I have been struggling in the corporate world for the last 5 years or so, and I am DYING to get out (I've always been the creative//crafty person stuck in an office worker's body ugh!)...So any advice on how to get myself going in the industry would be really helpful. I've ordered a ton of supplies & plan to practice a lot at home. Just finding this site has been a wonderful resource. I even made my first WASC cake on Sunday !!!
Thank you all in advance, I really would love everyone's advice.
read the thread linked below, then go into the archives and articles and read through there.
thanks for linking that message, i really appreciate it!!
i've been scouring the forum, this is such a great resource!! thanks again!!
Dont read the topic "was it always like this?"
Have you checked with your local community colleges on culinary classes/courses? I will be attending school this fall in a culinary program at my local community college. You can also check for additional cake decorating courses though their continuing education classes. Just a thought!