All cakes that look beautiful don’t always taste good. Likewise cakes that look bad don’t always taste bad.
Years ago I was curious about decorating cakes. One day I decided to take a class to put my curiosity to rest. Immediately I connected with the craft—the artist in me became activated.
A coworker found out I was decorating cakes and started challenging me to create all sorts of designs. A space ship, valentines cake and roller skates were a few of the ways she pulled on my creative ability. I met the challenges and was paid for letting the artist in me come forth.
A baby shower cake I created for a friend landed my first wedding cake adventure. This was the biggest challenge I encountered but I accepted it and the results were amazing.

I had the privilege of creating a beautiful wedding cake for my youngest sister when she got married. It was a gift from me and our sister. That cake was delicious as well as beautiful.
I made birthday cakes for my children when they were little. As they got older I would make the cake and icing and fill the icing bags. As part of their birthday celebration they and their friends would ice and decorate the cake. They had a great time making some interesting cakes.
It has been years since I created beautiful and delicious cakes. I am missing one decorating technique from my repertoire. I have been contemplating taking a fondant class to round out my decorating skills. That might stir up that buried desire to be creative in that venue again. At this time in my life I would like to have a little business making cakes that aren’t decorated-Carrot, German Chocolate, and others.
Question: What journey have you been on? Did you get to your expected end or did you give up?

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I'm an unconventional writer who never knows how the project is going to turn out until it's finished. The project could be an article, short story, poetry or photography. For me that's the blessing of creativity. Come along with me as we embark on an adventure. Enjoy the ride.


  1. My main journey has been (still is) Soul Search. It’s been a long and sometimes very difficult journey, but well worth it. I am beginning to see daylight.

  2. Mom,

    I remember as a kid you making all of those great cakes as well as you being mad at us for eating your icing. Lol. As you know, I too have been bit with the cake decorating bug. Although, I am not half as creative as you are. I am hoping to become more confident in my abilities so that I might be able to start a successful side business.

    Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement.

    Love you,


  3. your cakes sound wonderful—that would be so great if you had a shop—cake is a awesome thing–great post!

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