Meet Our Baker: Gemma
Gemma only recently took the plunge to officially start her own cake business, but already had dozens of tried and tested recipes to work with. Her family as well as colleagues at work most definitely enjoyed taste testing any recipes she experimented with. Gemma's favourite flavours to make (and eat) are carrot cake and the classic victoria sponge with fresh cream and strawberries.
A typical day for Gemma consists of a 12-hour shift (either day or night) with the NHS followed by baking to fulfil customer orders. "Unfortunately, most orders come in at the weekend, which can be pretty challenging" says Gemma. "I've had to stay up around the clock on several occasions to get big orders finished."
One of Gemma's favourite cakes to date, was a joint birthday cake for a father and daughter.
Satisfying both interests, she created a half and half cake with Batman and In the Night Garden themes. We asked Gemma to tell us about any baking disasters. "When I first started making cupcakes, I used a tablespoon (instead of a teaspoon) of baking powder. Needless to say, I ended up with more cake mix outside the cases when they were ready to come out of the oven!"
Gemma explains that the best part of being a baker is "the freedom to let your creativity go wild. I’ve always been a very creative person and love how I can turn someone’s love, passion or hobbies into a cake!" Although both jobs are time consuming, Gemma loves them both and it doesn’t feel like work at all.
Have a passion for baking? Interested in working with myBaker to create stunning bespoke cakes that showcase your skills? Email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch with more information!