An interview with Nicole – Young Talented Cabbagetown Baker

Nicole's-Cakes-October-18-IMAGEContributed by Parliament Street News. Nicole is 12 years old and has helped her sister with a school project where they made and sold cupcakes as a business.  She has also created special birthday cakes, cupcakes and treats for family and friend’s special occasions and continually inspires others to bake as well.

How old were you when you started baking?
6 years old, I think.

 

What inspired you to be interested in cooking/ baking?
YouTube
My Parents who always encouraged me to try anything
I’m creative by nature and this is one way to be very creative
I enjoy eating baked goods

What lessons have you learned through baking?
Never to give up and try, try again
Patience is important
Be prepared to fail and see if you can create something out of your failures
Your imagination is limitless

 
What do you love about baking?
The ability to make something that looks so beautiful and interesting
The fact that it tastes good doesn’t hurt too
Baking makes people happy; both those that do the baking and those that enjoy indulging in the baked goods

 

What do you dislike about baking?
That sometimes, things get messed up and don’t turn out the way you intended them to
That occasionally baking or creating something takes longer than you thought
What advice would you give to someone who is starting out to bake?
Make sure you have all the ingredients right from the beginning
Make sure you have the key tools required
Start with something simple and expand from there.  I started out with simple cookies and cupcakes from prepared mixes.  Now I make things from scratch.
Give yourself time to bake. You may make some mistakes If you rush.

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