Take Ron Ben-Israel's wedding cakes for example. I won't even attempt to add valuable commentary. Just feast your eyes on these works of art.
So. What does that mean for a mere mortal like me? Well, it means I have something to aspire to.
I suppose if I had a trust fund, I could take Ron's flower classes when he graces Canada with his presence at a bakery called Flour Confections in Pickering, Ontario, just an hour or so from where we live in Port Credit.
But since that's not happening anytime soon, I have to start somewhere.
I was asked by my aunt-in-law to make a birthday cake for a friend back in April. We settled on a classic horizontal striped cake with an oversized yellow flower adorning the top.
I tightly bunched green fondant petals as the center of the blossom, to be surrounded by yellow petals.
Here's the finished product after layering on more yellow petals.
As I am reminded over and over in this life, the more I learn about something, the more I realize I don't know, which gives me tremendous respect for those rare people who have mastered their craft.