My good friend, Tatyana, and I took a class at the local craft store in late 2008 to learn about the world of cake decorating and this odd cake covering called fondant.
I was only able to attend the first class, but Tatyana shared her lessons with me and I fell in love with a new medium, cake decorating and sugar craft.
Cake decorating opened an entire world to me that I’m so completely enthralled with, and so thankful to be a part of. I am now able to combine my love of design with my already developed passion for baking and creating organic recipes.
In 2010, Tatyana and I decided to look for a professionally taught cake-decorating class. We chose a one-week course at the New York Institute of Culinary Education. It was incredible. We were on the waiting list for months and as such, my job was to hound the receptionist each week, until we got word that 2 people had cancelled, making room for us. I finally got news that we were in!
We stayed at a friend's condo in Manhattan and taxied to class each morning. We tried the subway the day before classes started but ended up in Brooklyn......twice! You
A little bit about my journey:
need a Master's degree in 'Subway' to get from point A to point B. We went from A to F to G to A to M to Z, and finally yelled, TAXI! And so each morning we would get up early, walk to the most famous bagel shop in New York, have breakfast and then hail a cab to class. We studied by day, went to the theater at night and had one of the most memorable experiences of our lives.
It wasn't until 2012 that I began the process of turning this cake-decorating dream into a business possibility. I had left my beloved colleagues and favorite accounting firm in 2010 to take a job opportunity that was just too good to be true. And let me interrupt myself for a moment and add that there is a valid reason why this expression Too Good To Be True evolved into a cliched phrase. So let me offer some invaluable advice. Don't leave a job that you love without conducting your due diligence.......and then some.
It was during my 'Too Good To Be True' Job that I chose a name for my business, completed the mandatory steps of preparing the Articles of Organization through Legal Zoom.com, registered with the Federal Government on-line, secured my FEIN, designed a logo, built a website (thank you WIX.com) and fine-tuned the other mandatory considerations that surround a potential business. It's a slow moving train but one that will hopefully be well received once it's running full steam ahead.
Thank you so much for visiting my site and welcome!
If you have any questions, please email me. I love to share tips and techniques. That’s how I got into this business after all, my friend, Tatyana, shared her lessons with me.