Cake!!! Art You Can Eat...
If you have read my profile or some of my previous posts, then you
know that I have a passion for baking, mainly baking cakes. For the
past year, I have been doing favors for family members and friends to
get some practice on my cake making skills. After I graduate, I plan
on attending the French Culinary Institute in New York City. (That is
if I get in.) So when I tell families that visit the office my dreams
of cake making, they often give me a confused look and ask what would
posses me to do such a thing, especially when I go to a college that
has little to do with mastering the art baked goods. I just smile and
explain to them how my major (Illustration) really convinced me to go
for it and that I wouldn't be abandoning anything that I have learned
at RIT. In fact, I took a class called Dimensional Illustration and my
professor showed us how food, including cake, was used to illustrate
I always wanted to go to pastry school, but it was a
field that I knew so little about, I wanted to stick with what I knew
and what I was good at. So that's why I became an art kid instead.
But as the months passed, I fell out of love with my major and was just
kinda floating around building 7, (The art building) going to class,
pretty uninterested in anything. It sounds awful, but it happens to
everyone. Some people find ways to get back in to groove, while others
find a different path that they want to pursue.
my passion for pastry one New Years' Eve, I was stuck babysitting my
little brothers while my parents were out at a party. I had just put
them to bed, so I went to my living room to watch some TV. After a few
minutes of channel surfing, I came across the Food Network and there
was an Ace of Cakes marathon. I watched a couple episodes and I
thought it was pretty cool. But what really caught my attention was
that almost most of the staff were art students. It got me thinking
about how being creative can be applied to almost anything! It was
just the spark I needed...
So I guess the moral of my story is that when you get into a major,
don't worry it is not set in stone. Sometimes its more like a stepping
stone. Some people know exactly what they want to be, while others go
through a trial and error process. Even though I probably will not
pursue Illustration after I graduate, I am glad and grateful that I did
get the training that I did from RIT because it helped me figure out
what I really want to do. And it's not like I'm letting my art skillz
go to waste either!
So far, I have a few cakes under my belt. Here are some pictures!