Saturday, July 24, 2010

Welcome to Post 1 !

Hi, welcome to the first blog entry for Emsen Lane Sugarcraft.  I've been encouraged to do this by so many people, I've finally succumbed !  I really have no idea what I'm doing, but I'll find my way eventually, I'm sure.

The idea behind creating this blog will be to share some of the trials, errors, successes and failures of some of the cakes that I'm attempting.  In a way, it's a personal growth log for myself but I'm sure if you are a decorator, it will also give you some tips and tricks, or at the very least, stop you from making some of the same mistakes!

There are a 1001 ways of doing everything, and by no means do I suggest that the way I do things are the quickest or the best.  While I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of Australia's best designers, as well as attend classes by some of our international stars, I'm still learning and stand in awe of the talent of those around me, envious of their skills and hoping that just a shed of what they do will one day rub off on me!

In saying that, I have also been fortunate enough to receive some wonderful feedback from those who have linked to my facebook page and while facebook shows the pictures, this blog is designed to show some of the excitement, frustrations, successes and failures behind some of those cakes.  

You can find these pictures on facebook by searching for EMSEN LANE CAKE ARTISTRY.

So, to get started ... coming up over the next month, I have:

  • A panda bear, a dog and a sportscar ... part of my continual training at Planet Cake, where I'm now fortunate enough to work one day a week
  • A 3D corset for a 30th !  (Really looking forward to this one)
  • A corporate cake, and
  • A naming day cake for my godson, turning 1.
Lots to blog about ... so see you back?