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A Not-so-brief into...

Rich Gerberding

Over a decade ago, after watching many episodes of Ace of Cakes, I discovered I enjoyed cake decorating.  The first attempt?  The Gerberding Grill involved various techniques for the various food items and elements.  A couple years later, the largest project was a roughly 40 pound Cowboys Stadium - complete with open roof and hanging scoreboard.

In time, I found myself using a particular technique more and more.  Originally just a simple method for detailed features, it became the focal point of the cakes themselves.  This process is Buttercream Transfer.

A few years ago I considered starting a cake business - making cakes for others, but this plan fell apart when I talked to the Health Department and realized the requirements for a licensed home kitchen.  During that same discussion, however, the idea of training instead came up.

I taught a couple workshops at the Peoria Michael's store in 2019.  During that time, I was experiencing persistent numbness and tingling in both hands - eventually diagnosed as Carpal Tunnel (wrists) and Cubital Tunnel (elbows) syndrome.

Originally declining surgical options, I soon changed my mind only to find out that hospitals were closed to surgeries due to some virus thing going on.  Eventually, in August 2020, I did get that surgery on my right wrist and elbow.... and the very next month, my left wrist and elbow.

Cake decorating?  I just wanted to use both hands again without pain, tingling, and numbness!

In early 2021, my wife and I decided to revisit the training idea, but instead of limiting it to local in-person workshops, consider a  online training.

Me making cakes?  If I did two cakes per week and took two weeks off, that would be 100 per year.

What if instead of making 100 cakes, I shared this technique with 100 busy moms
(dads, aunts, uncles, friends, etc) who used it to put smiles on the faces of their kids, family, friends, or even complete strangers.

I look forward to seeing individual people share their "first project" after training... and then, in time, when our training results not in "my" cakes, but "your" cakes.... we - as a community - hit 10 decorating projects.

then 100...

then 1000.... of YOUR Unforgettable Cakes.

Because life's too short for forgettable cakes!

Are you ready to learn a quick and powerful way to make YOUR Unforgettable Cake's?
Learn how through our online course... plus ongoing membership!

The course is now LIVE and ready to go.

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In mid 2023 we will begin Monthly "COMMUNITY CHECK-INS" 
(hopefully with a much better name) where we can celebrates what the community has done,
answer some questions, and share a challenge for the future!

Examples of Buttercream Transfers
You are only limited by your imagination. 
If you can paint-by-number, you can do this!