Yeah, I said it. This is my cranky vent for the week...I'm tired of hearing people refer to themselves as a "sugar artist," then looking at photos of their cakes and seeing a bunch of basic birthday cakes with letters cut out of fondant stuck on them.
Maybe it's an attempt to give yourself more gravitas as a business, since we all know that people don't take baking as a business seriously. I don't know what they think we do all day, but if I have to hear one more person say "Oh that's so much FUN!" when I tell them that I do wedding cakes, I will gag. Referring to yourself as an artist might make you feel like people will take you more seriously, or it might make you feel more important to yourself. I don't know...I just can't bring myself to call myself an artist when I'm filling an order using a skill. That's craft, not art.
I wrote about this same thing last year, but it's been bothering me lately...here's the original article, let me know what you think: http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2012/01/art-vs-craftapparently-ongoing-debate.html
Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, online cake supplies at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com