From Wannabe Cake Decorator to Wannabe Hubnugget
The purpose of this hub is to provide all hubbers intending to vote for the Hubnugget Wannabe competition a bit of background information on how I came to write the hub " Cake Decorating Techniques - How to Cover a Cake with Fondant Icing" This hub is now one of the thirteen nominated hubs in this week's competition.
Firstly I am not a prolific writer. In fact I have not always considered myself a writer. If the sole criteria for nominating hubs for the Hubnugget Wannabe's Competition was writing excellence, I know that my hub would not have been nominated.
I have tried to fathom out why this particular hub was selected and have come to the conclusion that it is based on the content of this hub.
Many topics that we write about in hubpages is basically just another version of what we have read somewhere, be it on internet, a book or a magazine. It is seldom that we are able to create a hub providing useful information based on first-hand knowledge.
Jenny's First Fondant Icing Cake
My Introduction to Cake Decorating
My interest in cake decorating actually started when my daughter decided to try her hand at cake decorating with fondant.
Jenny has always been my arty child with a keen eye for detail and an obsession with colors. When she was first introduced to fondant icing she could hardly wait for her daughter's birthday to try her hand at fondant icing.
Her first attempt was astounding and even though there were finer details that could have been improved upon her cake was a masterpiece.
At this stage Jenny was very busy with other activities and she made no further fondant iced cakes until her daughter's fifth birthday in February of this year.
Her daughter ordered a barnyard cake and as usual Jenny produced
Birthday Party That Brought In The Orders
What happened next
We spend a lot of time together as Jenny is a single mother and most of her fondant figures where made over weekends at my house. I love watching her make these cute little figures out of lumps of fondant.
When Jenny started doing her cakes she obviously did not have any of the basic cake decorating equipment and had to improvise where she could. We have used various different things to mold and form fondant - and as you can see with success.
In any case in March of this year Jenny made a fairy cake for her niece for her 1st birthday. This was a huge gathering as Debbie, the mother of the birthday girl and my youngest daughter, has a very large circle of friends.
Naturally the guests were very impressed with the cake and orders started coming in.
Definitely Not A Wannabe Cake DecoratorClick thumbnail to view full-size
Wannabe Cake Decorator to Wannabe Hubnugget
I have watched Jenny creating these magnificent cakes so many times that it just seemed natural that I do a hub about cake decorating. It was my one chance to do a hub using knowledge I had gained from experience as opposed to reading.
When judging my hub against the other nominees judge on the value of the information provided and the layout of the hub.
I will always be a wannabe cake decorator as I do not have the capabilities to turn a piece of fondant into anything resembling a fairy, a lion or Spiderman.
What I can do is to share my knowledge with other people. Please give me the opportunity to call my hub a Hubnugget instead of a Hubnugget Wannabe.
I could really do with the votes so please take the time to visit the nominated hub and if you find it informative take the time to vote for me.
Link To Nominated Hub
- Cake Decorating Techniques - Covering a Cake with Fondant Icing
Cake decorating using fondant icing brings a whole new perspective to cake decorating. Once you have used fondant icing to decorate a birthday cake you will probably not want to use any other type of icing...
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