My Cake Decorating Journey

If you haven’t realized by now, I have quite the sweet tooth…hence the name of my blog! One of my favorite things to do is bake! Several years ago, I decided to take my love of baking to a new level, so I began baking and decorating cakes.

The very first cake I ever decorated was a cake I made in 2007 for the birth a friends’ twin babies.  I picked up a beginners book on cake decorating at Hobby Lobby along with a handful of cake decorating necessities – piping tips and bags, an icing spatula, and a cake board. Along with the cake and icing ingredients, this was all I needed to start decorating!

Here’s a picture of that first cake.

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I remember baking, making, and delivering that cake like it was yesterday.  I was so proud of that masterpiece!  Now I look at this picture and chuckle inside at how basic it is and I criticize a lot of the decorating.  But for my first decorated cake, I think it looked pretty good!

My love for decorating cakes started that day, and ever since I have continued to learn new cake decorating techniques and I now have a rather long portfolio of cakes that I’ve made for friends and family.  I’ve made birthday cakes, wedding cakes, groom’s cakes, baby shower cakes, holiday cakes, 1st birthday cakes, gluten-free wedding cakes, cakes for friends who have peanut allergies, and I’ve even made a bachelor party cake (however, that cake is not appropriate to post on here!)

One of my favorite things to decorate is a tiered cake, especially a wedding cake!  I took on the daunting task of baking and decorating MY OWN wedding cake, as well as the groom’s cake!  So crazy I know!  But with the help of my mom, who is also a VERY talented cake decorator, we somehow pulled it off!

I LOVED my wedding cake!  It was so elegant and timeless.

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My husband’s groom cake was fitting as he’s a big Bear’s fan and we met at a Cowboy’s vs. Bears football game at Cowboy’s stadium!

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Here are just a sample of some of the cakes that I have made in the past.

I’ve been decorating cakes for 12 years and don’t plan on stopping this fun hobby of mine! I plan on doing several “How-To” posts on the different cake decorating techniques as well as the different cake and icing recipes I use. Follow my page and check back often if you’d like to learn the art of cake decorating or if you just want to see some awesome cakes!

Have a sweet day! ~ JEN

 

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