Since then I have always made cakes for friends birthdays, you can make it personal to them and the fact that I have hand crafted it makes it feel like you have made a real effort I have learnt a lot over the years – for example don’t colour royal icing with the liquid food colour, it gets really sticky and won’t give you the colour you want, use a powder form, I buy mine locally at a little cake decorator shop in Chichester.
When ever people have seen the cakes the response was always that I should do this for a living. So I have taken the plunge into the world of business and have started to promote my cake making skills. I have been talking the talk for a few years but I am now walking the walk. The walk has been a very twisty road and has required lots of back tracking but I can see a bright horizon now.