I'm a newbie and look forward to hangin' out, meeting new folks and making new friends.
Your forums were recommended to me by another member, and so far I'm greatly enjoying things- this is a pretty interesting and happening place you've got!
I'm a former chef who cooked in a variety of kitchens for over 25 years- including resorts, cruise ships and remote-site oil-field camps in Alaska.
One of my personal passions has always been baking. Although some level of slingin' flour & sugar was a part of every cooking job I had- I was never a pastry chef, per se. But I have made wedding cakes and smaller projects out of my home kitchen through the years.
I'm now out of the industry and work a "regular", kinder/gentler job in a boring, unrelated field. I have found that visiting foodie-forums such as this helps me to keep a finger in all things food-related, so I look forward to being here amongst you all!
Welcome to CC, you'll find here great friends and many tips and useful information related to many things, not only cakes. Hope you find yourself at home here, once again welcome and happy baking!
it's good to be here. i'm just a beginner and i get help from time to time. i'm blessed.
Welcome to CC. It sounds like you will have a lot to share with us. Everyone here is so nice and sooooooo very helpful.
Beware... this site IS VERY addicting!!
Welcome to CC
Welcome to CC! What part of Alaska are you from? (still wanting to visit there, haven't made it yet!)
Welcome, bet you have a lot of stories-and ideas-to share.
welcome to Cake Central We are very glad to have you!
Welcome to CC! At the top of the this forum (the General section), you will find a sticky folder with all of the cake acromyns!
Welcome! I know you'll love this place, and it sounds like you have lots of valuable info to share!
Welcome from a fellow Newbie from across the seas!
You must have a lot of valuable experience to share with us.
Welcome. My sister lives in Alaska, in Anchorage. I talked with her yesterday and she said she has such a hard time sleeping because it's always so light outside. You will pass those hours with ease on this web-site.
Are you in Anchorage? I know there are several other CC'ers here who live in AK too. I grew up there myself and will be going back this summer for a few weeks.
You'll love Cake Central! Best place on the internet!
Since a few have asked- I worked and lived all over Alaska for 13 years. Although currently I reside back in rural, central Illinois where I was born & raised.
First place I traveled to for work was a l'il Inn in Dutch Harbor on the island of Unalaska out on the Aleutian chain. Then I went to the Kenai Peninsula at a resort operated by Princess Cruises. Then I headed north to a gold mine camp on the Yukon River, then on to a hotel in Fairbanks- then on to the North Slope where I cooked at several oil camps on Alaska's northernmost coast up on the Beaufort Sea. And then I finally ended up at a silver mine camp on Admiralty Island across the channel from Juneau in south-east.
Alaska is a fantastic place. The most beautiful regions I've ever seen are in the north. I hope to go back often for visits, but right now I enjoy being back in the Mid-West near family again.
Welcome to cc and happy caking