The photo on the left was taken in 1989, I was 6.
My Mom and I were stepping out for dinner, I begged her to let me wear press-on nails. Knowing that my love for all things girly, glittery and over the top could not be suppressed, she agreed to let me wear them (but not to school – hahaha).
I vaguely remember our outing but I’m told that the server found it odd that I was so, shall we say, glamorous at such a young age.
I’ve always loved having fancy finger nails, we like what we like, right?
The minute I was old enough to go to the mall myself after school I got acrylic nails put on, I had to take them off for culinary school but they went right back on the day I graduated and I’ve had them ever since.
People always ask “How do you decorate cakes with those nails!?” I tell them, “very well.”
Cake Designers are over the top by nature, we just couldn’t do our job well if we weren’t. Through social media I see a lot of other cake designers who have beautiful fingernails with nail art. It’s just another expression of who we are – far from basic – and no one wants a basic cake!