It’s the next level that we are going for. Have you taken note of all of the new caking shows on tv lately? The one name I hear more than any other, CakeBoss, is gearing both young and not so young in that direction. And now, here in our little city of Calgary, we are taking our leap into the cake future. Certain cake decorating “gurus” had remained the same for many many years and now are starting to change their curriculum to keep up. We are all following the progression of things. Everybody wants to be the Cake Boss, and the cake boss does three dimensional cakes. Not many bakeries even, will take on the 3D cake because of the time factor. They are very expensive to purchase and it is strictly because of the time issue and the artistic value that is put forth.
I love to bake and decorate and built my foundation with some of the “gurus”. I am so glad that they’re out there. They gave me a taste…. but now it’s insatiable. The next big project is always around the corner, and I am always searching for it. I just want to take some folks along for the ride!
I dug into my artistic roots and through much practice, loads of trial and error, (sometimes more error than trial), doing and re-doing, experimenting, and converted what I know about art and how it translates over to cake. I combined my love of art with my love of all things caking and few years ago I opened “Lesi’s Kitchen”, School of Cake Artistry. I went in with the mindset that I am going inspire someone to be the next Cake Boss or better yet, their own version of some cake designing great.
I am always inspired when I see the imagination that our young people today have. I am working toward building my little school, taking on a team of artist/decorators, like minded in our creativeness, who love passing on the passion that we have for your craft. A good dream to build on, I feel.
My goal is to teach what I know and continue to learn and grow. Like all good artists, the more we practice your craft and expose ourselves to different media, the better we become. I learn so much from my students as they learn from me and a lot of my classes become brainstorming efforts. The day that I think I know all there is to know about cake decorating is the day that I will hang up my spatula and move on. Until then, I will continue to expose myself to the creativity of others, soaking up idea after idea, reading, reading, reading, traveling and studying with the greats, and passing on what I know.
Apparently even I want to be a Cake Boss…..I’m just not very bossy!
Look into it, come and take a class or two, express your inner artist and never ever stop learning.
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