Newcastle, NSW, Australia
I’m a former industrial chemist, and after deciding on a career change while at home with my two young children, I’m now a qualified pastry chef. In 2009 I started taking some classes in cake decorating and other pastry-related cookery, and taught myself many more decorating techniques from books and internet resources. In 2010 I started a pastry apprenticeship, studying Retail Baking (Cake & Pastry) Certificate III at TAFE, which I completed with Distinction in 2012. I completed my apprenticeship in December 2013, and am now working as a full time Pastry chef and Cake Decorator at 'Exquisite Cakes by Lennert' in Cessnock, NSW.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Cameron!

My little boy is 3 today! He’s still asleep, but I was awake early so I thought I might as well get up and get a head start. I made Cameron’s cake yesterday because I knew I wouldn’t have time today. Birthday or not, Friday is our playgroup day and I still want to take the kids today, especially since we’ve missed the last two weeks while the kids have had the flu. This afternoon we’re expecting some birthday visits from family, and tonight I’m back in the kitchen to whip up a chocolate mud cake for my decorating class tomorrow.

Overall, I’m pretty stoked with how the cake turned out. Again, the piping is a bit uneven and there are a few little gaps here and there. It doesn’t really show so much on the photo, but looking at the actual cake, I can see all the boo-boos and patch-ups a mile away. I’m probably being a bit hard on myself… it’s still a thousand percent up on my previous efforts at kids birthday cakes. Anyway, the birthday boy is starting to stir, so I’ll wrap this up for now.

1 comment:

  1. Kylie, your cake is amazing. The piping looks near perfect to me. You are definitely too hard on yourself.