Kevin, the CDA Hunter president, demonstrated making shoes and handbags at the first meeting of this year. I posted pictures on my Facebook page and said I'd buy the cutters if anyone wanted them done for a cake... one of the mums at my kids playgroup fell in love with them, and the rest is history. This is the Mothers Day cake I made for her...
- 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.