Location: Hampshire UK
My name is Fiona Evans. I was raised in Africa and moved to England aged 21 with my (then) husband and two of my children (now there are three and five grandchildren). In my mid 50s I took up cake decorating in my home in the South of England. I mainly make cakes for family and friends. I have no training or experience in art and simply love creating celebration cakes for people to enjoy. I am not a business, have no certificates, awards or medals and I don't enter competitions. I have gained a lot of knowledge through trial (and much error) which I love to share with others.
I use to attend a weekly class at The Cake Lady in Southampton where I had expert tuition on how to make sugar and cold porcelain flowers and am basically self taught with 3D, carved and reality cakes. I made my first reality cake in 2011 (the mountaineering boots) and have loved making realism cakes ever since!
I use Alan Dunn's books for flower creations and templates but mostly I follow a real flower for guidance. I make my own veiners.
If you think you're not an artist, think again. We are all artists in our own way. I love looking at other people's creations and particularly love teaching and encouraging others to design and make their own creations. I am lucky to have a studio now which has made all the difference in the world! I often give one-to-one demonstrations in the studio and give demonstrations to and hold workshops for organised groups - an activity which I absolutely love.
'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi