I’m not entirely sure how old I was when my love of baking took over, but it was many years ago now. It all started with a recipe for a victoria sandwich. My mum has always been a keen baker, forever making sure myself and my older brother had a birthday cake every year, each one more extravagant than the last. She is also firmly in charge of making the christmas cake during the festive period, and that will never change as far as I’m concerned. It is because of my mum that I am where I am today. Years of support and encouragement have led me to realise that if I put my mind to it I can achieve pretty much anything.
I’m Kate, and It was back in 2005, when I was 15, that I decided what I wanted to do with my life, but it wasn’t until 2012 that I was able to fulfill my wish. In 2005 I learnt the hard way that life is too short not to spend your life doing whatever it is that makes you happy. As a result I have thrown myself into countless projects and have enjoyed pretty much every minute of them. From directing plays when I was at school to competing for my university in trampolining, I have conquered fears that I never even knew I had and I have come out as a stronger person.
Delicious Decadence has been a long time in the planning. In my first year at school I ran the Wednesday afternoon pretend coffee shop, ‘Cosy Cat’s Cosy Corner Cafe’, and now I am opening my own real coffee shop – who would have thought it.
I plan on enjoying life and I urge anyone who reads this to do the same. Life really is too short to not take a chance on something. It might be the scariest thing you’ve ever done, I know this venture is for me, but it might just turn out to be the best thing you’ve ever done, as I hope this will.
“Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.” (Anonymous)