"Yes, bake my daughter's birthday cake" :)
My wonderful co-worker Katherine asked me to make her daughter's 7th birthday cake, and I was very hesitant at first, but after lots of helpful nudging (thanks Xavi!) I accepted the challenge! And with that my first order was born :D
The first thing we did was have a "consultation with the client." Ms. Madison described to me exactly what she wanted, and this is the sketch that developed from our consultation. She wanted a square chocolate cake decorated in all yellow with a big peace sign and hearts.
Disclaimer: Please do not judge this terrible sketch with my artistic skills with sugar. Trust me, I am much better at sugar art than real art! :)
I was so nervous that I wanted to do a practice run on the design, but of course time got away from me with the lurking September 15th corporate tax deadline and I did not have time. But thankfully everything turned out great and Ms. Madison was extremely happy with her cake!!
Katherine also asked for party favor bags of cookies. I decided on the classic sugar cookie and decorated them as peace signs, hearts, and flowers.
Overall, I had a great time with my first official order! I was very nervous and actually pretty stressed in the time leading up to the order date. I ran into several bumps in the road, but I learned a lot from the experience and am glad that I accepted the challenge. Because of this first order, I now have three more orders to come!! I am a little nervous (and excited!!) that things could kick-off faster than anticipated; I hope that I will be able to complete orders and juggle my full-time CPA job all at the same time...