How did you learn to bake?
My grandma taught me the basics of cake baking when I was around 7 or 8.
Where did you learn to make frosting and/or do that with the buttercream/fondant?
Other than what my grandma taught me, I’m entirely self taught. No fancy classes, no lessons. I’m really good at looking at an image and breaking it down to how the artist/baker/etc might’ve made something, then trying it myself.
There are also some pretty good videos out there which have helped me with the technical side of things, such as how to cover a cake properly with fondant (because I’m still pretty bad at that).
Do you take commissions?
Right now, I can’t because of college.
Do you plan to?
Definitely! As soon as my exams are out of the way - 11th of June - I’m going to get organised and sort out how I’m going to manage everything, and then I’m going to start taking commissions!
I live in the US, would you make me cakes if I paid you?
Unfortunately, there’s no way that I know of to safely and quickly ship cakes to you lot overseas (which sucks quite a lot - I have a lot of American friends that I’d love to bake for). If there was a way, I’d happily take commissions from the US, though!
Where do you get your ideas from?
Lots of places! Inspiration from other people’s work; my own mind; the things I love; and other people’s ideas are just some of the places where I get my ideas from.
Is glitter actually edible?
Seeing as though “edible” is the word used to describe food which is absorbed into your body to create energy, the answer is, in short, no. You can buy edible glitter - which is made out of sugar - but it doesn’t glitter and shine because of what it’s made of.
That’s why I use non-toxic “edible” glitter; it’s safe to eat because your body doesn’t absorb it (though food officials do advise against eating it in large quantities). Basically, it just passes through your digestive system untouched - just like sweetcorn.