It’s 2018, and I don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to this New Year before me to try new things and brush up on my skills! There are so many upcoming cake shows and competitions and classes being offered locally and abroad why not try to take advantage of some if you can?
There are so many others but why not take your decorating skills and creativity to another level? I’m looking forward to what the year and caking bring me and I look forward seeing all of your creations as well!
I love doing these competitions because it gives me an opportunity to create works of edible art that my customers necessarily wouldn’t ask for and to try something new and different. Yes, it can be stressful, like how do I get my cake there? Drive, fly, ship it out? What if my cake is damaged? Should I bring a tool kit? Do I have time to fix it? I’ve gone through all of these experiences doing shows and you always seem to work something out and be able to get a piece on the table.
I compete not to win, but to push myself further, learning new techniques and trying different styles or designs that I would never think of. If I win, great an added bonus but my goal is to get something that I’m happy and proud of out there for other people’s enjoyment.
I also love the camaraderie of the cake community. Love seeing old friends and making new ones! I love taking in all the other competitors’ pieces and seeing so many different takes on a certain theme! Learning what to do and what not to do. Taking classes so I can further myself along and bring back what I learned for my customers.
As I’m writing this I have finally completed my 3, yes 3 pieces for the OSSAS show. I decided to enter in some other categories that I usually don’t do work for. Figured I would try something different this year! Oh and I’m also competing in the LIVE cake challenge as well! Crazy I know but I am so looking forward to the show, seeing my friends, talking cake and seeing what’s next!
Its a busy 4 months with more pieces to create but in the end its all fun! If you have a chance to see a show in your area, come on out! You won’t be disappointed!