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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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I have been wanting to work with fondant a little bit more so that I can start using it more on cakes so this weekend I made some marshmallow fondant and this is the cake that I made. I know it's not real fancy but I couldn't think of a cute design to do so this is what I ended up with.

I would love to be able to use the fondant as well as other cake decorators do. Sometimes I feel like I haven't really improved in the years since I have been decorating cakes but I know I have at least a little bit. I wish that I could just go volunteer at a bakery or somewhere where people can just give me tips on the things that I really need help on.

Before we moved here I applied to Harmon's and I got a call from the bakery manager and she told me to call her when we moved to UT but because I love the hours of the doctors office I never called her and looked at getting a job in the medical field. It's had it's perks of that but at the same time how much better of a decorator would I be if I ended up with that job???? I know that I can't just sit and dwell on the what ifs but I just need to figure out how to improve different things. 

I hope to have my own bakery one day because I love to bake and seeing peoples reactions when what I baked turns out delicious. I need to just be more adventurous and try more recipes and perfect the ones that I know. I admire people that are always trying new recipes and making cute things all the time. So my goal for this year is to try more recipes and try ones that I might be intimidated by just to say that I can do them. That may mean that people may be getting some of my creations because if I leave them here then I will eat them all.

Does anyone know of any good culinary schools??? I really would like to go to one but it seems like they are all during the day and I really don't want to have to find a night job but maybe that's what I'm going to have to do. I went and checked out the Art Institute of Utah but it was like $50,000 for a year and a half and yeah they had cool programs but I just can't justify spending that much money!!! Sometimes I just feel like my life has no direction and I just have to pick what I want to do and just focus on it and do it but sometimes it comes back to my hopes of one day having children. I think that I have put my life on hold just waiting for that time to come instead of living my life and then make adjustments when the kids eventually come. I just need to change my way of thinking and do the things that I have always wanted to do!!!


kat said...


Here is a link to UVU culinary program. Maybe just take one class at a time at nights? http://www.uvu.edu/catalog/2010-2011/pdfversion/academic_departments/culinary_arts_institute.pdf

I think Thanksgiving Point may offer classes as well.

Your cake looked wonderful!


kelly said...

jamie..go to school and get educated in the career that will provide you satisfaction. you have a lot of talent! i need to send you a private email about your other concerns.

Adrienne said...

You know what I have been going through so I can say I totally understand how you feel. I have to agree and say just do what will make you happy and worry about the rest later. I went to school for something that would let me stay at home with kids. I lived in denial for almost 4 years and finally, FINALLY this year I broke free from those "What Ifs" and moved on with my life. You will still get children. It just wasn't when we wanted it to happen, and that's okay. Do something that will make you happy and don't put your life on hold anymore. This is the perfect time to accomplish those things we won't have time for later! That's why I went back to school. Much love and always thinking and praying for you guys. Wish you lived closer.