My cake decorating journey began over 5 years ago while I was in grad school. I took all 3 Wilton courses. Since that time, I’ve decorated quite a few cakes ranging from small birthday cakes to 4-tier wedding cake and everything in between.
Although I was trained using the Wilton method, I’m not a huge fan of their fondant icing (the pliable icing that resembles play-doh) as I’m completely turned off by the odor and taste of it. I have recently stumbled upon a wonderful recipe for marshmallow fondant that I can make in the comfort of my own home. It works just like the Wilton fondant without the nasty side effects. I also make my own buttercream icing!
I love to decorate cakes… I have been told that perhaps I have missed my calling. :0) It’s a hobby that I enjoy doing in the comfort of my home. Cake decorating is not a “cheap” hobby by any stretch of the imagination… in fact, it can get quite pricey when you take into account the ingredients, materials, and tools that are used to create such beautiful works of heart (not to mention the many hours I put into each cake!)
Shown below is a general guideline for cake servings to assist in determing what size would best fit your need. The serving sizes are also approximations (cake servings will depend on the size the server cuts). These sizes are slightly bigger than the Wilton guidelines to allow for more generous portions. This chart assumes that each cake is double-layered with frosting nestled in between. The servings assume each piece is cut to 1.5 x 2 x height of cake (usually about 4 inches), which are slightly larger than standard servings pieces.
Not sure how to cut the cake? Check out this website, it explains the process with easy to follow pictures! Included in Debi’s blog, she shares a picture of a typical size of a piece of cake (admittedly, not the size I cut for myself!) :-) http://cateritsimple.blogspot.com/2009/06/it-serves-how-many.html
I enjoy the challenge of making different kind of cakes. If you are interested in learning more about my cakes or have any questions, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (757) 287-8731 and I’d be happy to discuss it with you.
Here are many cakes that I’ve made (including the ones I made while I was taking cake decorating classes). The pictures are arranged in order, beginning with the most recent.
*baker’s hat and rolling pin as shown on the price list is from the kit “Cooking in my kitchen” by Dream Big Designs