Originally Posted by JWinslow
Such great advice! I too sketch now because the great ideas in my head didn't always translate very well on cake. I certainly am no artist but can sketch enough to be able to tell if my idea is workable. BTW - Your other advice is wonderful! Good for all to read.
Thank you! Sometimes passing out advice, I feel like I sound like a know-it-all!
I am soooo not. For instance, I baked two cakes yesterday (same flavor). One, I used parchment. The 2nd, I did not. Wouldn't you know it, the 2nd one stuck and had to rebake everything today! I have been doing this for over 10 years....you'd think I would know better! Almost EVERY time I make a cake, I make some crazy rookie mistake!
Funny thing, I can TOTALLY predict when/why it's going to happen, but continue on anyway!
I look at other artists here and think I have no talent - you can separate the true Artists from the talented Crafty people. At least in the way of competition-ready cakes. A lot of that is because it's hard to find people willing to pay for such elaborate decorations.
Take every opportunity to learn. And even when we think we are an expert at something, someone comes along and shows you a new way to do it and it becomes a total time-saver. You just smack yourself and say "that's sooo obvious...why didn't I think of that?" You are always learning!