Today I’ve been thinking a lot about my journey since moving back home to where I am today. I think this came about after the realisation of how little time I’ve actually been running Chatter Cakes. Officially I started the company in November 2011…so that make it just over half a year old! It really does feel like a lot longer. I suppose thats why sometimes I get frustrated that I’m not further along the line, with more of a reputation. Alas, I need to remember its still very early days and I think I’m doing pretty well to be where I am only 6 months down the line.
I remember the exact cake that made me want to peruse this career. Now, I know several of you may know this cake, but for the rest of you who don’t…don’t laugh!!
At the time I was dead chuffed with this…and in a way I still love it. The chocolate mice more than anything! It was for my grandmother’s birthday (nicknamed ‘dormouse’), and I remember that she loved it. That feeling of making someone such a personal gift, with a lot of love put into it, made me realise how much I wanted to do this properly. So I practised and practised. And loved it more and more each time.
And here I am today, making 4 tier wedding cakes and making even more people happy. So I’m happy.
I’ve had a really really difficult few years before Chatter Cakes started, and I really struggled. I know for sure that baking and cake decorating ‘saved me’ (yes cheesy I know, but very true). It gave me something to focus on, and I honestly miss it any day that I don’t create something. I just hope that Chatter Cakes will still be going in years to come 🙂
I think of more and more designs everyday that I just so want to make. As I say to all my clients – there are endless things you can do with cake. I see it as an art form, and of all the different arts I’ve done in the past – from photography to card making – its my favourite!
Anyway, I’ll stop gushing about my love for my job. Soppy haha!
Although I’ve been baking today, I didn’t have time to take photos. I’ve got a lovely cake due on saturday, which I will show photos of then. I’ve also got a bake up my sleeve (not literally) for tomorrow 🙂
Night all x