Friday, November 11, 2011

Andy Warhol Was Right

"Everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes."

That's what he said. I guess he was right, because I got my moment in the sun a couple of weeks ago when channel 7 decided to do a story about my fledgling cookie business. You can see it here.

Everyone does background checks these days. (The only reason we live where we do, the United Colors of Benetton, is because they were the only ones who would take us with my drug conviction.) I applied for jobs that I was more than qualified for and in some cases was turned away from the interview when they found out about my past.

So I started baking and decorating custom sugar cookies. I knew nothing about it at first. Well, nothing more than slapping frosting on cookies with the family at Christmas time. So I researched cookie decorating. How do professional "cookiers" get from frosting-slapping to works of art?

I spent days watching YouTube videos, reading books and blogs...and practicing. That was four months ago. Today, my little business is growing little by little and I'm very content. I love what I'm doing and I'm getting better at it every day.

You can see what I've been up to on my Kimbo's Cookies Facebook page here, and visit my website here.