Personally I’m waiting for National Cake Eating Day as that is my specialty. Regardless how pretty the icing is, it all tastes the same in my tummy. I’m not very good at decorating, but my sister excels at it. She has made some exceptionally pretty designs. If this is your hobby you know that you need lots of special equipment, including tools, pans, and lots of decorative doo-dads and gee-gaws (sorry, technical terms). I recommend that you fly to New York right now and visit:
It is a fun and funky little shop on 22nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue. The store personnel are very knowledgable and engaging. I have shopped there for cookie supplies, which is my baking hobby. I know that you can shop online but nothing beats browsing through that store, you stumble on discoveries you would never find online. So put it on your itinerary and stop by soon!
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