After 8 years of working in restaurants, I left to start my own business. I am making wedding cakes, special occasion cakes, and modern american pastries. I also do pastry consulting. I am thrilled to be my own boss, although it is a little scary to think of me in this title role. It is exciting to see how many opportunities open up for you once you are out on your own. I am currently working on my website www.thesugarmonkey.com and obviously this blog. I am a little new to both of them as I have never had the opportunity nor the occasion to do either. So, here I go into all of my new endeavors, looking for a little excitement to share with you.