Megan Hamer
Founder of Be Still Bakery

Hey it’s Megan here from @bestillbakery

What did you have for dinner?
Filet steak with a Caesar salad.

How long have you been Cake Decorating for?
I’ve been decorating cakes and cookies for three years now !

Why did you choose Cake Decorating?
I think cake decorating sort of chose me. I was never able to secure a custom cake in time for my kids’ birthdays because I’m not the greatest at planning way ahead of schedule. To solve that problem I taught myself how to make them!

In times of doubt, what do you do to get back into your creative zone?
In times of doubt I have to walk away from a project, clear my mind (usually a shower or walk), then I literally give myself a pep talk and pray that it works out! 

Where did you learn your Cake Decorating skills?
I am self taught. I have not received any sort of formal training in the culinary world. I do have an artistic background so it’s helped with any painted and sculpted projects.

What is your typical day like, what does it entail?
I break up my schedule in batches. I do the whole week’s worth of baking on Monday, decorate Tuesday and Wednesday, photograph and package Thursday, and pick ups/deliveries are Friday. Weekends are primarily spent with family and when I have extra time I can be found catching up on emails, or teaching decorating classes.

We know Edible Art Paint is a medium you use, what do you love about it?
I love the products because I find they’re SUPER blendable and easy to work with. Like I mentioned previously, I have an artistic background. I sold acrylic paintings on Etsy for over 10 years and when I switched creative gears into the baking world, I wanted to find a product that would allow me to continue my love of painting AND be very user friendly. Edible Arts Paints continues to be my edible paint of choice! 

What is your #1 piece of advice for the newbies in Cake Decorating?
Number one piece of advice is allow yourself grace. Failure will happen and it’s part of the growing process. It’s the best way to learn actually and necessary to help you figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. Don’t be so hard on yourself and know that tomorrow is a new day! Bakers are always learning, failing, growing, and trying new things. Keep grace on your side and you’ll be alright!

Who is your inspiration out of the Cake Decorating world?

Three favorite cake artists: Cakes By Timbo, Cakes By Lydia (@cakesbylydia901), Tigga Mac (@Cake_For_Days_Aus)