It took me a while to figure out what to write my first blog about. I'm a big believer in being yourself and staying true to who you are and it took me a long time to figure out who I was, but cake was always a big part of me. So I thought, why not start with telling you about that!
As a child, for me birthday's were always about the cake! I was very fortunate to have a talented Mum who is a brilliant cake maker. Our family were full of them. The most memorable cake I had was a 'Rainbow Brite' cake. For those of you not an 80's child, go google her, she's a legend. She has a horse called Starlite with rainbow coloured hair that can fly - what more can you ask for! But that cake, is one of the most vivid memories I have as a child, at my party with all my friends, admiring this spectacular cake.
A cake is more than some sponge and buttercream, it's an icon of a milestone, of an anniversary, of an occasion that brings families and friends together. Sometimes after long periods of time. It's a big part of our society whether we realise it or not.
I remember being as young as 4, barely able to see over the worktop (even standing on my little stool) with my own apron and rolling pin, helping my Mum make cakes. It bonded us, a bond so strong nothing will break it.
And that's why I bake, it enables me to bring people together, to put a centrepiece there that everyone can enjoy. To give children hopefully the same memories I hold very dear as an adult. To create a bespoke symbol of a couple's love on their wedding day.
Why I bake goes beyond the physical item that you see, it's what it symbolises to the customers that have come to me and asked me to make it. And I hope I can be a part of that for a very long time.
Ciao for now!
P.s - I've added a wonderful picture of Rainbow Brite and her horse Starlite - you're welcome!