Yesterday I posted HERE about making this wedding cake over the weekend for one of my teacher friends who got married on Saturday evening.
Yes, I know it is not teacher related, but I thought it turned out great and wanted to share. I had not made a wedding cake in over 5 years..not since I started teaching. I used to own my own cake design business before I became a teacher and made about 50-60 wedding cakes a year. Many people have asked me why I am teaching and not making cakes. The answer is that I am more passionate about teaching than I ever was about baking. And let's face it, once the cake is cut and eaten every one forgets what it looked like and after a while, what it tasted like. With teacher, my impact is life-changing (or at least I hope it is) an hopefully my students will remember me longer than anyone ever has remembered my cakes.
I always share with my students that I used to be a baker..they love this and always ask me to make things for them....which I do. Their favorites are my red velvet cupcakes and my brownies. Its a win-win..I can use treats to bribe them (to study extra hard for a test, to be on their best behavior for a special visitor, to try extra hard to stay focused, to read that extra book each 9 weeks), and they get a sweet reward!
Well, I am off to make a few mini cakes...a couple we are friends with coming over this evening to do a tasting for their upcoming wedding in October!