Hello, all! My name is Tanya (pronounced with short "o" sound). I recently joined cheftalk and I look forward to being able to glean much cooking knowledge from you all, as well as- hopefully- impart some every once in a while. I'm a full time mom and cook and I love finding THE right recipe or method for perfect results and ideal tasting dishes. I'm also am a self-taught cake baker and designer. I've done quite a few wedding cakes- starting with my first in 1996- and am currently working on one for this weekend. I'm really excited about it and look forward to posting pictures for anyone interested. I still need to gather pictures to put in my album here. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to getting more familiar with this site.
Avid cook from TX
Hello Tonya, and welcome to ChefTalk!
We have quite a few dedicated home-bakers here, as well as pastry chefs, so you'll find lots of like-minded people to chat with re cakes!
Your photographs would be great in our gallery - where lots of the members have posted theirs, a great source of inspiration for many of us. The wikis, blogs, articles and reviews on here aren't too shabby either, and well worth spending time to view.
Feel free to join in on any thread you find of interest, or start your own in the relevant forum. There are three professional fora, but they are read-only for those not presently employed in a professional culinary capacity (but they still make interesting reading!)
Hope to see you around the boards.