So, the original intent of this monthly blog post was to gather writing tips from seasoned professionals, but I’ve changed my mind. There are a lot of places to get those, so I decided to find a different type of “pro” to feature.
This is what I’m offering: on the 8th of every month I’m going to give tips on how to create realistic characters by talking to people with assorted jobs/hobbies/skills and posting a Top Ten list of things to consider for these types of characters.
I’m starting today with some tips from Nancy Collard, award winning cake decorator and owner of Top Tier Cakery. Let’s face it – cake decorating is “in” right now (how many TV shows on cakes??). So if you’re thinking about adding a baker to your next book, here are some things you should know:
1. A good cake is a heavy cake (5-tiers can weigh over 100 lbs!).
2. Some of the best cake decorators come from South Africa, Australia, and South America.
3. The organization of cake decorators worldwide is ICES – International Cake Exploration Society, which was started by a woman in southern Michigan.