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nhbaker

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Join Date:

8/30/07

All About Me

I am completely self-taught and in my sixth year of doing cakes. I discovered my talent by mistake really. I had taken some culinary classes at a local community college (no cake decorating courses were offered at the time) with the thought that I would sell pastries from home. One day a friend of my mother's asked if I'd make her son's wedding cake. I told her I'd never done one but I'd give it a try. That brought in another order and luckily that wedding just happened to be at a local large hotel. After seeing my work, the hotel called me (they did not have a pastry chef on staff that did cakes at the time) and asked if they could refer their brides to me. That was the start of my caking career. The hotel has since hired more pastry chefs (that do cakes) so I don't get many calls from them anymore, but my business has been very successful since and am very grateful to them for helping me kick-start a very unexpected hobby/career.

Interests

Baking (of course!), crocheting/knitting, golf, walking.

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How do you respond to these type of inquiries?
nhbaker posted in this thread in How Do I? 2/1/14 at 4:36pm | 1 replies | 229 views
How was this done? ??
nhbaker posted in this thread in How Do I? 10/22/13 at 7:01pm | 10 replies | 753 views
Banana Bread-- Betty Crocker Cookbook--1970's Recipe?
nhbaker posted in this thread in Recipes 10/6/13 at 7:53am | 28 replies | 23807 views
Three Tiered Cake Disaster
nhbaker posted in this thread in Cake Disasters 10/6/13 at 5:08am | 47 replies | 3154 views
Wedding Cake with Maple Syrup Ideas/Recipes
nhbaker posted in this thread in Recipes 7/25/13 at 11:11am | 1 replies | 270 views
Big screw up! Customer's, not mine!
nhbaker posted in this thread in Cake Disasters 6/22/13 at 6:27am | 13 replies | 1417 views
Looking for a cake I saw
nhbaker posted in this thread in Cake Decorating 6/18/13 at 5:25pm | 4 replies | 277 views
things NOT to ask/say to a baker!
nhbaker posted in this thread in Cake Decorating 5/25/13 at 9:16am | 2773 replies | 260327 views
Cake tasting cake and charging.
nhbaker posted in this thread in Cake Decorating Business 4/1/13 at 3:53pm | 14 replies | 1115 views

 

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