A celebration just isn’t a celebration without a cake. There is not an occasion now that doesn’t have a cake cutting ceremony as part of it. In the earlier days, cake cutting was only part of birthday celebrations, but now you have a cake customised to the theme, for any occasion or event you can name. Whether it’s an occasion to remember or a success party, cakes seem to have carved a permanent niche for themselves.
Cakes being an inevitable part of celebrations, people are taking a keen interest in learning to bake and decorate cakes. It’s not just the prominence of cakes in a celebration, but the satisfaction of creating something that is artistically beautiful is what drives more people into it.
Being creative is not everyone’s cup of tea. Creativity demands a great deal of talent to produce something beautiful. As far as baking and decorating cakes are concerned, one’s personal interest is what matters more than any inborn talent. A cake could be made by anyone who has a little patience and the enthusiasm to do it.
You can learn how to bake and decorate a cake simply by following the technical procedure for it. It doesn’t stress on aptitude, but having a natural flair for culinary arts is always a cherry on the cake. It would help you to make better cakes using the best of your imaginations. It sure does play a vital role when you are experimenting with new combinations of ingredients while baking or decorating. But again, this is not mandatory; you can still bake & decorate a cake by following a tried and tested recipe by mastering the techniques.
The recent trend in cakes, the surge in popularity of celebrity chefs and their subsequent television shows have encouraged many homemakers to turn into successful entrepreneurs, leading to a sudden boom in culinary classes and workshops. Women seem to have taken a liking for baking and selling customised cakes and desserts from the comfort of their home.
These days, people prefer homemade cakes to regular store bought ones; reason being the difference in the quality. Home bakers usually concentrate only on one order at a time taking care of the special needs and demands of the customer by paying attention to every little detail while creating it. They also use good quality ingredients as the cake they make is their signature product. This makes that one particular customer the baker’s priority for a certain time, which is why people don’t mind paying a fancy price for a fancy custom made cake.
Not only does this give the home baker the comfort of both time and place of their choice, but also a source of income as well. There are many bakers who have started at home and have taken their business to greater heights.
Today, we are blessed with many ways of learning new techniques. Schools such as ICCA Dubai has on offer a variety of patisserie programs. All you need to do is select the program that suits your needs and learn to make some delicious cakes & desserts on both a professional and entrepreneurial level.
After all, a piece of the customary cake always holds a good memory to be cherished from the days begone.