Originally Posted by Brujalita
purchase a few dummy cakes and practice on those.
Doing a 3 tier dummy is different from doing a 3 tier real cake. Working on the support system and other factors. Practising on a cake where u get ingredients costs covered might be better than buying all ingredients for donation cake. I understand u TR.
I have a professional job and do cakes part time. I am always dreaming and thinking about cakes whilst working. Most cakes are paid for, whether its family, friends, workmates neighbors. Priced differently depending on how close one is to me. I am increasing my prices gradually as I improve and understand how much time it takes to finish a project. I do not do as much as I would like to do because of work. Very frustrating. I don't even enjoy my work as much as I enjoy caking. My boss sucks. My work environment sucks. I know my heart is in caking and I hope to go into it full time one day. I know there will be challenges just as there are challenges with my day job. That's what life is all about. You deal with PITA situations. If u make a mistake, learn from it and move on.
Be still for a while and think about what will make you happy. Take that road and live life abundantly. Jerks should never determine the course of your life. They are not worth it.