Why I want to be mentor: One of the best things about my job is teaching people. Knowing that I can take some of the mystery out of decorating is very satisfying. I am happy to help because decorating should be an enjoyable experience, not a nerve-racking one.
Lesson Learned: Be the boss of your cake! It can (almost) always be fixed. Or covered.
Why I want to be mentor: I would like to mentor in this category because I have a great deal of experience in baking and decorating cakes and I feel that cooks who shy away from baking shouldn't be afraid. It may require a bit more preparation and patience, but it's fun and isn't difficult to learn with the right help.
Lesson Learned: Always sift ingredients when baking a cake, so it comes out lighter and the ingredients become well incorporated
Tip: Always pre-heat your oven at least 10 minutes before you begin baking
Why I want to be mentor: I'm a former professional caterer and professional baker, including lots and lots and LOTS of wedding and other cakes...Lots of experience, lots of great tips and hints, lots of advice to share!
Lesson Learned: Practice makes perfect. Cakes given to others, no matter how happy you are with your own work, bring so much joy -- so don\'t sweat your mistakes, because chances are you\'re the only one who will notice.
Tip: Crumb coat = perfection and worth the extra step every time!