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.
- Kylie Skellams
- 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.