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I had too much fun making these.

I hadn’t really thought when I begun this semester that cakes would hold as much interest for me as some of the previous items we’ve made. Since then, though, I’ve had a couple dozen new passions develop that made me rethink that inspiration. I’d love to say I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I begun the course, but in truth this has mostly been a new experience for me and I’m enjoying each part better then the last. We started the course with bread, and I’d never made bread from scratch, and that was the coolest thing. I found myself thinking “I could totally do this for a living”. Not baguettes though, I hated baguettes.

Then we did coffee cakes and I thought that they were even better then bread because they were like bread, and like dessert, and that was even better. And then we did cakes.

Now I wasn’t high on the cakes at first but when we started the fancy cakes, class just became too much fun. One day we’re piping words and pictures out of melted chocolate, the next, we’re crafting flowers and fruit out of marzipan, which is basically just playdough that you can eat and actually tastes good. I’m nearly 40 and school is like kindergarten again, only I might be able to do this the rest of my life and get paid for it. Plus I get to eat sweets in class everyday.

If you asked me a month ago if I’d consider doing wedding cakes when I got out of school, I’d have said “not really”. Well, then I made these…

It was hard to imagine eating these almond paste flowers, so we haven’t yet. But I guarantee they will not live the week.

Not sure if I will be making wedding cakes in class anytime in the near future, but I think I will consider making them after I’m done school. I’m rather smitten right now.