at the local high school when I was about 20 years old and have just done my own thing since. Below is a small sample of some of my cakes!
For a girl turning Sweet Sixteen
Tank cake for Sugar Bear - He's still fascinated with guns
Made in between two live tournaments, hence not great
A friend's 50th Birthday
A friend's 60th Birthday
Boss' 75th Birthday (is that sucking up?)
Pooh Bear for Sugar Bear
Cake decorating wasn't my first endeavor into baking though. I am an offical Donut Maker! Certified by DDU (Dunkin Donut's University). LOL Yes, it's true. Mama's got mad skillz.
I worked at Dunkin Donuts from 15 years old until - I dunno 21 maybe. I started as a counter girl. Back then Dunkin Donuts had booths, china and metal silverware. Anyway, eventually I became a baker, donut maker and yes, store manager! At the time I thought I was making a ton of money. Working 6 days per week, with THURSDAYS off. for $420 per week.
What the fuck was I thinking? All those weekends spent well behaved because I had to work in the morning. I'll tell you what I was thinking. Cha-Ching! That was alot of money for back then. I was living at home with no expenses but school. I would save half my check and SPEND half my check. Youth is wasted on the young though.
I used to work with this baker who didn't speak English very well. Now even though he had a hard time with the language, there was always a radio on in the kitchen. The baker would sing along with all of the american pop songs playing on the radio.
One day as he's singing he comes running over to me and says "Josie, you know the song abouta the car? What kinda car is a that?"
No, I don't know which song you mean!
"You know, the car witha the two carburetors. What kinda car has a 2 carburetors?"
Now I have no frigging clue what song he's talking about and he gets very frustrated. Later the song comes on the radio and he comes to get me. "Josie, the song about the car, is a on. This is da song."
It was Sade.
Whenever Sade sang "Smooth operator", the baker would sing along with "Two carburetors!".
So I try to explain this to the man. "She's saying SMOOTH OPERATOR". He says "Okay, whatsa the smooth operator?".
"Um, a guy who likes girls" said I.
"Oh, like a me?"
ROFL - You try explaining the meaning of THAT song to a horny baker who doesn't speak English.
Don't misunderstand me, he was horny, but wasn't interested in me. I was very young, and he was pretty old, but guess who he WAS interested in?
Now don't forget that the baker's only English education was the radio and the T.V. This was back in the day when the "Where's the Beef?" commercials were really popular. If you're old enough you remember them, if you're not old enough to remember them, fuck off. :)
Maybe he took a shine to Cricket because she was oldest. Even back then Cricket was QUITE buxom. The baker would always go up to her and say "Where's the beef?" while staring at her chest. Then he changed it to "You have a nice a beef" while ogling her. The culmination was when he just started calling her "Beef". Like it was her nickname. LOLLLLLL "Hey Beef, I gonna singa songa for you!"
ROFLLLLLL Maybe you had to be there, cuz just typing it is making me crack up.