I Love My Job

by Cheryl
(Brookfield, CT, USA)

Great Gatsby Theme Cake

Great Gatsby Theme Cake

Great Gatsby Theme Cake
Cake Display At The Gala To Benefit Newtown

My name is Cheryl and I am a stay at home mother of two. In February of 2013, I voluntarily left my corporate job of 10 years to pursue a new career of cake decorating.


A LEAP OF FAITH

It is a huge leap for me but I figure now is as good of a time as ever to try it. My business is Who Wants Cake and it is run out of the comfort of my own home. I have a commercial kitchen in my basement and I hold a food license and am fully insured. I always knew I wanted to get into the creative foods business so when my husband and I were looking for houses we made sure there was a room I could one day turn into a kitchen.

HOW IT ALL STARTED

I started cake decorating in 2007 when I made a cake for my niece's 2nd birthday. Each year, it was my job to make her birthday cake. From there it snowballed and I was making cakes for friends and family and eventually people I didn't even know. All that I do and know is self taught by doing internet research and using trial and error techniques. I enjoy trying new techniques and can spend hours in my kitchen with no complaint (except for doing the dishes!). I can finally say I love my job.

CAKE DECORATING CONTEST ENTRY

The cake I am entering into this contest is one I am most proud of. Not because of the design or how it came out but because of what it stood for. I was asked to donate this cake for a Gala that was being held to benefit the community of Newtown, CT post December 2012. I was given a picture of the desired cake and informed it was a Gatsby Theme. I had so much fun putting this together and the feeling I had after setting it up for the Gala was indescribable.

This was the least I could do to help my neighboring community and I am so proud to say I contributed to such an honorable event.

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Dec 10, 2013
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Minnesota Proud
by: Ginnie B

Have great joy watching you live your dream. With a warm heart in and out of your kitchen you deserve this!

Dec 10, 2013
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The best
by: Joan

I'm a neighbor and have enjoyed Cheryl's cupcakes & can't wait for an occasion to order a cake. The detail on the cupcake was great

Dec 10, 2013
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Cheryl's awesome cake creations!
by: Anonymous

Cheryl creates one incredible cake after another. Just when you think she has created the ultimate in cakes, she comes up with a new one that puts you in awe. She is just AMAZING!!!!!!!

Dec 10, 2013
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Best Cakes Ever!!
by: Deborah Lubin Pond

Cheryl's cakes are equally beautiful and delicious!! She is amazingly creative and everyone I give a slice to cannot get over the perfection!!!

Dec 10, 2013
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Who Doesn't Want Cake?
by: Rep. Scribner

Who Doesn't Want Cheryl's Cake? Her amazing talent and creativity never ceases to amaze and impress! And best of all it's delicious!

Dec 10, 2013
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Love her work
by: Anonymous

Cheryl does such beautiful work and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

Dec 10, 2013
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LOVE IT!
by: Kathy

Cheryl is an amazing baker and person. Her creations are always the best and delightful! She is THE WINNER for you! Don't forget: WHO WANTS CAKE!!!

Dec 10, 2013
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I want cake! :-)
by: Carla

Beautiful to the eyes & delicious to your mouth! I have never been disappointed! I look forward to her next creation every time!

Dec 10, 2013
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centerpiece to a party
by: Anonymous

Cheryl has made several birthday cakes for my kids parties. The cakes always look amazing but the taste is even better.

Dec 10, 2013
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Cheryl is amazing!
by: Teri C.

I have ordered cakes and cupcakes from Cheryl. Once you indulge in one of her delicious cakes,you are hooked! Now,each of my family's celebrations MUST have a creation by Cheryl,or the party isn't complete. Her cakes are creative,and delicious. My daughter Noelle asked Cheryl to please donate cupcakes for a bake sale, to benefit a paralyzed young lady,and Cheryl said yes before Noelle finished asking. Cheryl is just that way. Her heart is as huge as her talent. I am a huge fan. Dessert has never been one of my cravings, then came Cheryl . Now, I would never turn down dessert if it was one of her cakes. They are a treat to the eye, taste and soul!

Dec 10, 2013
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Talent
by: Annie

Cheryl has talent that I've never seen before! She makes the most amazing cakes!

Dec 10, 2013
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Beautiful cake!
by: Anonymous

Love this!!!

Dec 10, 2013
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Beautiful!
by: Jen C

Some of the most beautiful local cakes available. Such a talented artist leaving every customer 1000% satisfied!

Dec 09, 2013
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Great job!!
by: Erin

Cheryl as always, an absolutely beautiful job! Love what the cake represents as well! Keep up the great work!

Dec 09, 2013
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Truly amazing
by: Heather L.

Cheryl is so sweet and so incredibly talented!!! I love seeing all the cakes that she creates and everything she makes is delicious!!!!

Dec 09, 2013
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Amazing!
by: Anonymous

Cheryl continues to amaze me with her cakes. The detail that goes into each one is unbelievable. Best wishes for continued success!

Dec 01, 2013
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The proud husband
by: Bob

It is hard to measure the amount of pride and admiration that I have for my wife. Cheryl is someone who never forgets to dot an i or cross a t, so when she told me a few years ago that we were going to put a commercial kitchen in our basement, I knew it was definitely being done.

A few months later we were moving the appliances in and setting up the shelves and tables. Likewise, when she told me that she was going to leave her job to be a caker full time, I knew that she would do it. I can only imagine how hard it was to leave the comfort of a steady paycheck for the unknown of running your own business, in something that you are completely self taught at.

She never ceases to amaze me though, weekly she makes cakes that look better and better, I am left wondering, how did she think of that? How did she make that? What will she do next? She has been asked to do a number of cakes for charity, including this one, and the answer has always been an emphatic yes!

Cheryl's heart is as big as her imagination, and if you see the works of art that people get to eat from her on a weekly basis you know that there is no limit to either. I am very proud of you, you have put so much hard work into having the job of your dreams, keep up the hard work and keep amazing me and everyone else with your works of art!

Nov 29, 2013
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Cheryl
by: Claudio

Cheryl does an amazing job. She really cares and takes pride in each and every cake she does. We wouldn't go o anyone else.

Nov 29, 2013
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Amazing talent
by: Sarah

Cheryl truly has an amazing talent. I was so happy for her when she said she was leaving her corporate job in order to make cakes full time. She is my friend and neighbor so we talk frequently about what cakes she is making. When she talks about the cakes she is working on, she always is excited. You can tell she truly enjoys what she does. Her creativity is amazing. I have seen and tasted many of her creations and can truly say they are works of art!

Nov 25, 2013
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My Amazing Daughter
by: Mom

Cheryl's cake creations never cease to amaze me, my husband and all of our friends and family. She truly loves her work and it definitely shows in her baking skills. Cheryl talked about her own business of making cakes for a very long time and we are so glad she followed her dream. She is very successful, generous, creative and most importantly, she is our daughter and we are VERY proud of her!

Nov 24, 2013
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Great Job
by: Marian

Great job! Best wishes for continued success!

Nov 23, 2013
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Amazing Creative Detail!
by: Joyce

I am a new neighbor of Cheryl's and have already had the opportunity to see first hand many of her creations. And I say creations because she is clearly an artist and her canvas is cake.
If you can dream it, she can make it. Her love for what she does really shows in her work and I am always in awe not only of her willingness to donate her time to the community but to find the time to do it with 2 very small children at home!
Her work and her work ethic are both inspiring for sure.

Nov 23, 2013
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WOW!!!
by: Kathy

Cheryl has a wonderful talent that is enjoyed by so many! I want cake!!!

Nov 23, 2013
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Beautiful!
by: Nancy

I love this cake and what it stands for! Beautiful job, as always, Cheryl

Nov 23, 2013
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Beautiful cake!
by: Carol

Cheryl is so talented and her cakes are beautiful and very, very tasty! Not all beautiful cakes and pastries are also great to eat but Cheryl's are, just the best!

Nov 23, 2013
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Creative and delicious!
by: Jim &Shannon

We're lucky enough to have Cheryl and Bob as part of our extended family, so we get to enjoy these amazing cakes a few times a year. Every cake is so creative and a true artistic expression. I love the Gatsby cake!!!!

Nov 23, 2013
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Cakes with passion!
by: Deb

Cheryl is such a beautiful person, inside and out. Her cakes reflect that thoughtfulness that she considers for each cake she bakes. She personalizes every endeavor and always amazes. Love her caring efforts to give back to the community in this story.

Nov 23, 2013
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should be called love cakes
by: Judy

You can taste and see her love in every cake Cheryl makes!

Nov 23, 2013
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Who Wants Cake is Amazing!
by: Lisa

I love seeing Cheryl's latest creations and sharing pics with family and friends. Her cakes are as tasty as they are amazing. I'm impressed by the level of detail and patience it takes to do what she does - and the fact that she loves it comes through in everything she does!

Nov 23, 2013
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Such a gift
by: Kristyn

What an amazing story! Every cake I have seen is truly better than the last, you are so creative and talented! What a nice way to share your incredible talent with a community still in need of love! Amazing way to share your gift!

Nov 23, 2013
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Amazing baker
by: Lori

Cheryl's cakes are always both beautiful and delicious! She made a cake for my wedding rehearsal and it was the hit of the party. She pulled in different tidbits about my husband and I to make it extra special. We are so lucky to have Cheryl as a part of our community!

Nov 23, 2013
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awesome
by: Anonymous

I love seeing all the pictures of her new designs! Beautiful work

Nov 22, 2013
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Cheryl's cakes are the best
by: Anonymous

I'm always in awe over the pictures that are posted of Cheryl's most recent creations. I show them to friends, family, even my own clients at work. I've ordered several cakes from Cheryl and they're always the hit of every party. And not only are the cakes spectacular on the outside, the inside is absolutely delicious! So proud of Cheryl and her success!

Nov 22, 2013
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Beautiful
by: Kelly

You are so talented! Beautiful story.

Nov 22, 2013
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Love Your Job + Talent = Happy Happy
by: Linda M.

Absolutely beautiful! You are so talented!

Nov 22, 2013
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Top notch
by: Marni

This cake is amazing and it was done for such a wonderful cause. I have ordered a few cakes from Cheryl and each time, she has received so my compliments on not only the design itself, but the delicious taste. Cheryl is a woman who took a chance on her dream, and that is so enviable. It couldn't have been easy to make the decision to leave her steady job and start her own business, but her work speaks for itself. It's no surprise to me that her business is thriving.

Nov 22, 2013
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Talent Talent Talent
by: C. Woods

Each cake is better then the next! It is undeniable that she loves her job, It shows through in her stunning cakes. Not only is she incredibly talented, but also very gracious!

Nov 22, 2013
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True Talent
by: Michael

A great masterpiece for a great cause!

Nov 22, 2013
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Gorgeous Cake....and Cause!
by: Jessica B.

Simply beautiful cake for such an amazingly strong community. To have such strong feelings towards being part of and thus wholeheartdly contributing to creating this cake truly tells me.....that you really do love your job.

Nov 22, 2013
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Amazing...
by: Shaye

So glad you opted out of a desk job and started baking. You were made to be a cake decorator. Your cakes really are works of art. So happy for you!

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