I'm going to share with you a simple trick I use so that I don't have to deal with another heart palpitation again! Who am I kidding, heart palpitations go hand in hand with caking, regardless of how organised you are, haha.
However, this simple trick will help you remove the guess work and cut your time in the kitchen in half!
This is how I work out how much buttercream I'd need for a cake. Do this every time you make a different size cake and over time, you will have the data you need for all the sizes. You only need to do this once for each size, and then stop guessing for the rest of your life!
Sure, baking is a science and yes, it requires certain things to be done correctly. However, the process doesn't have to be daunting. You don't need to wake up in the middle of the night sweating with dread because you have to bake a cake tomorrow. With the right attitude and a few handy tips, you'll be on your way to better cakes..and sleep, in no time!
I often find myself struggling with being able to express my own style because people who order cakes always come with some pictures they found on Pinterest and ask me to copy the cake for them. It really makes me so sad when this happens.
Everyone goes through the same learning journey, that is you first learn by imitation. In order to figure out how something is made, you have to learn to make that exact thing. It's the same with cakes. In my earlier years of cake making, all the cakes I made were traditional and popular designs found on the internet like doll cakes, cupcake bouquets, drip cakes etc.
In celebration of my recent win of the Best Teacher Award by the Australian Cake Decorating Network and in line with my goal to celebrate every win this year, I thought it's only fitting to recap on my 'journey' (who am I, the Bachelorette haha) and tell you how I went from home baker to teaching over 100 physical cake decorating workshops in multiple countries in just 3 years.
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