World Baking Day is here again so it’s time to celebrate all things baking. Here at How To Cake It we love to celebrate every step of the baking journey, but also take the time to acknowledge the progression, improvement, and upskilling that has happened along the way. Let’s face it, baking — like any new hobby — can be daunting at first, but with a bit of bravery, a dash of perseverance, and a handful of passion, any novice baker will be baking something beautiful in no time at all.
We’ve put together a few examples of how our Bake You Happy cookie teachers have improved over the years, and shared their thoughts on some of their early cookie orders. We are THRILLED that they stuck with it and understood that baking is worth putting in the effort. 🙂
“My first cookies went straight in the garbage, second were eaten and seen only by me and I was ready to give up by my third attempt! Persistence in learning icing consistency and trusting my hands to learn some piping confidence made all of the difference - a decade later, I can't believe how far I've come!”
“I decorated my first set of sugar cookies in 2017, but it wasn't until 2019 that my cookie journey truly began. Inspired by the community around me, I started thinking outside the cookie box and embracing a more realistic cookie style. Using the same royal icing canvas, but leaning into edible painting, texture, and perspective helped me to discover my cookie style and focus on the fun of cookie art!”
“We all start somewhere, but you don’t know how far you can go unless you don’t stop - and keep being open to learning and improving!”
“With every failed cookie in my early days of decorating, I found a new determination to improve. Several years of decorating later, and I’m STILL eager to find my new ways to challenge myself and reach new cookie decorating goals. Rubbing elbows with some of the best cookiers in the business keeps me motivated.”
Looking for more?
If you’re looking for more baking inspiration, check out our Bake You Happy Live Classes, which deep-dive into all-things-baking with our roster of expert instructors. 👍 And if this post has inspired you to improve your cookie-game, check out our Cookie Decorating Masterclass with Megan Warne!