Last year I learned a lot more techniques, you can see it in my cakes. I started off with doing just simple fondant designs, like the Jake and the never land pirates cake. Then I went to sculpting objects, such as the animals for the environmental/ birthday cake. However, I really learned about my talent when Kalpana Aunty ordered my first ever 3 tier cake. It is the second Frozen cake I made. But I was really scared of this cake, as I had never carved anything before, I had to carve a staircase. I ended up executing a really good cake. From then on, I had gotten a lot of attention, and more people ordered multiple tier cakes. When my cousin's birthday came around, he asked for the car version of the transformer Bumblebee. For this cake I really wanted to expand my horizons, and I made a 3-D carved car cake. As soon as I finished and uploaded this cake, I immediately got a cake order for a 3-D airplane cake, which was really tricky to figure out because of the weight distribution, but I managed. Later, my piano teacher was hosting a salsa music festival, and she asked me to make a cake, and on top she asked me to create a replica of a lizard sculpted by a famous Spanish artist, Gaudi. When I told my parents about this order, they called me crazy for accepting to make the replica. I had painted the lizard by hand, and it took 4 hours. The cake turned out great, nobody wanted to cut the cake. Then I got asked to make a peacock cake for a sweet sixteen. This cake is one of my well-known cakes, and I got a lot of attention from this cake. Then, once again, my piano teacher asked me to make another cake for a classical recital. For this cake I had to make a replica of Van Gogh’s sunflower painting. When she told me about this order my jaw hit the floor, I had tried a new technique with rice paper, and created the flowers using fondant and rice paper. At the end of the year, my parents finally bought me an edible printer, after hours and hours of bugging them. And now I am using it and trying out on some of my cakes.
I am very proud of myself this year, and my parents are as well. I hope this year I do as well as I did last year.