I've been baking for over 3 and a half years now, and I'm proud to say that I've made some things that I'd never thought I would make and thought it was impossible because I'm just an amateur! I'm in a family where we don't eat a lot of sweets, and when we do, our palate likes things that are not too sweet. I hate to admit it, but my family isn't very supportive of my baking passion because it's very messy, it's too sweet, therefore, resulting in hardly anyone eating my baked goods. I told them that I had two dream careers: becoming a psychiatrist and opening up my own successful bakery. They told me to focus going to medical school, because opening up a shop, nevertheless a bakery shop, is very risky. And just to clear it up, my family is supportive, but not to the point where they think my hobby and passion should affect my career. That is why I love high school. High school is where all of your friends and peers just LOVE to eat. They love to eat anything that looks delicious. When I bake, I save a little bit for my cousins and a little bit for my family. The rest, are for my friends. They love it so much that I have made a profit selling my goodies to them! My family does request me to bake sometimes, because now my baking skills have improved big time. When I said they weren't very supportive, that was when I was just starting out with cake mixes, wrong techniques and tools. But now, their support and love for me (and my improved baking skills) has got me continuing.
"Well, what kind of things do you make?" You might say. I've made a whole bunch of things. These are just some of them:
- Red Velvet Cake
- Lemon Cookies with a Lemon Sugar Glaze
- Oreo Truffles
- Ice Cream
- Chocolate Candies
- Cake Pops
- Orange Chiffon Cake
So before I ramble on too much, I hope that this is enough to suffice anyone's curiousity about the teenage baker. Have a sweet day, and I'll talk to you guys later!