It seems so long ago now... I was working on another Upsy Daisy cake for the weekend when the job opportunity came up. When I made my daughter's Upsy Daisy, the hair didn't work out the way wanted it too, so I didn't have much choice but to stick it down on her forehead. I always thought that if I ever did another Upsy Daisy I'd put her on a bigger board and fan out her hair... MUCH better!
- 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.