Many of you have asked about the outcome of the decorator contest that I entered a month or so ago. Monday of last week I met the owner of the bakery for an interview. She was very nice and I really enjoyed our conversation. The bakery still has not announced a winner, but after careful consideration, I decided to withdraw from the competition on Thursday of last week. The most pointed conclusion that I drew from my interview last week was that I cannot produce the kind of artwork that I find fulfilling on the timetable of a commercial bakery. Each of my custom cakes requires hours of my time, and that timetable would not be possible in a conventional bakery. I am very grateful to all of my readers, family, and friends who voted for me in this competition. Your support has meant so much. I also appreciate the bakery staff and owner for their time and the opportunity to participate in the competition. I wish the bakery and my fellow competitors all the best. I will keep working on my cakery and we'll just have to see where this will lead in the future.
Thanks again for reading and for all of your support. Y'all are the best!