I'm almost three months into my apprenticeship and life is STILL a blur... the last cake I had on the books before the job opportunity came up was also my first real wedding cake, and it was two weeks ago! As usual, better late than never...
I had a slight hiccup the night before the wedding due to my underestimation of how much fondant it would take to cover a 16 inch square board... two trips to the supermarket and several covering attempts later, I was finally able to stack the cakes. It was a much later night than expected getting it finished, but I still "made it to the church on time," so to speak!
- 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.