Are you longing to become a better baker? I’ve been baking my heart out for six years and I’ve learned SO much along the way. The tips that I’m about to share with you are all things that I wish I had learned as soon as I’d started; it would have saved me alot of time, energy, and wasted cake. But I’m not complaining, all that practice lead me to where I am now; I’m just a girl who LOVES to bake and wants to share that love with you. So keep reading to learn my tips on how YOU can become a better baker!
How I Learned To Bake…
If you don’t know me personally or have never checked out my About Me page, then you probably don’t know this: I’m actually not a 100% self taught baker. In fact, I spent the first 19 years of my life far, far away from the kitchen. My only cooking skill was making a grilled cheese sandwich and my only baking skill was opening a box of funfetti cupcake mix and then decorating the cupcakes by scraping pre-made storebought frosting onto the said cupcakes with a knife!
Wow. That’s slightly embarrassing, but we all start somewhere, right? It wasn’t until my third year of college when my dorm room had a kitchen in it. With no more cafeteria meals on the horizon for me I had to start fending for myself–so of course I took to Pinterest and truly just fell in love with food and the art of food, especially BAKING.
With an itch to create edible beauty with my hands, I did one year of culinary school. Yep! I got a certificate and everything. I learned alot, and my culinary education was quite rounded as it covered cooking, baking, culinary mathematics, and business, so unfortunately my main focus was never baking.
But I did however learn the fundamentals of baking, which is the most important thing one could ever learn. If your cake doesn’t have a strong foundation, or its ingredient components are all outta whack, then what’s the point in spending hours trying to decorate it?