|50th Anniversary Cake|
The reason I don't think I'm ready to call myself a professional cake decorator is because 1. I don't have enough "clients" to be a professional. I have a bunch of supporters (177 on Facebook to be exact) of friends and family that keep me steady with cakes but I don't have enough cake business where I could call it my job. Not yet anyways. 2. I make mistakes. Not anything major but more like, if cakes were houses, mine would have that cozy, lived-in feel to them. They're nice, and they taste REALLY good, but if you look closely you'll probably find a smudge in the icing.
In order to improve those two things and hopefully be even closer to a professional cake decorator by my 30th birthday (222 days) I am going to have a cupcake tasting event. I've rented out my community center for Oct. 6th and I plan to have 4-6 different Fall flavored cupcakes available for people to try. Something with pumpkin, maybe an apple something, and I've got a Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cupcake Recipe that looks really good! After they try the cupcakes I'll have a short 3 question survey for them to fill out on each cupcake. The goal is to practice flavor recipes I don't always make and see which ones are great, which ones need a little work, and which ones I claim my husband made and I have no clue what it's doing there. I hope to also gain a few more "customers" for upcoming cake and cupcake orders to give me even more practice. Will this be a success? Who knows. Will anyone even show up besides my husband? Lord I hope so..... Either way I hope you'll check back and see how it turns out. What cupcake flavor do you think of when you think Fall?