In February 2018, I became the owner/operator of L'Auberge Acadienne Inn in my hometown of Isle Madame, Cape Breton. As a result I will be on a cake sabbatical until 2019 as I find my way through this new adventure. Please feel free to continue to read my journey to caking below...
WTF!?? That was a common reaction when I told people I'd quit my full-time corporate career with pension and benefits... to make cakes.
Then again, it was also a common reaction when I dyed my hair bleach-blond and pierced my ear eight times in Grade 11.
I’m a proud Caper (Cape Breton, NS), who left the nest in 1992 for a BBA at Acadia University, in 1996 wore dressy clothes and played in the financial services industry for a little over a decade and then in 2007 discovered I'm happiest when I'm creating. So, in 2008, I threw myself into this crazy idea and haven't looked back.
You have to do what fires you up! I love every aspect of the design process but the very best part is seeing it all come together - that magnificent, wonderful, artistic cake creation that represents so many unique aspects of the recipient and puts a smile on everyone's face.
What else fires me up? Music. Laughing. Lifting heavy weights. My Harley Davidson. Oh... and my kids (a boy and a girl who make me laugh every single day and give endless lessons in creativity) – they’re pretty cool, too.
And I love to break the rules. So, come on - let's take this cake world by storm. There are no limits. No boundaries. Only fabulously sweet, edible art.
It's a cake revolution. Are you in?