Julia M. Usher posted:
That being said, I found the production (repetition) aspect of baking for customers pretty boring. Even though I had a custom shop, people often gravitated toward designs I had done in the past. I also found it hard to train people to the level needed for highly skilled decorating, so I got burned out doing most of the finish work myself. Those are the primary reasons I closed my shop - not out of lack of love for the art or financial reasons, but because of the tedium of day-in-and-day-out routine baking.
I have been a fan of you and your work since the first CookieCon. You have said clearly stated many of the pitfalls of cookie decorating. thank you for all you do!