Once I had my own family and started making my children’s birthday cakes, other parents asked me to make their children’s novelty cakes and slowly I evolved into a regular cake maker. My son, in particular, was important to my skills growth as each of his cakes, usually based on his passion for cars, had to be incredibly detailed and specific. For one of his early birthdays I had made a Toyota rally car complete with Castrol logos and was incredibly excited to reveal the finished cake to him. He carefully inspected every aspect and finally delivered his verdict of it being very good but the headlights weren’t quite right!! This made me determined to improve my skills so every detail of every cake I make must pass the fussy little boy test!