…Aaaaannnnddd we’re back!!! We’re still here!

It’s been years since my last post. I don’t know what happened, but there was some technical hullabaloo going on that I couldn’t figure out for years until today. I suddenly remembered that I had a website that I have not done anything with for the past 4 to 5 years, so I opened my…

My cake pop journey: lessons in making cake pops

I’ve always wanted to make cake pops. Aside from being cute, making cake pops is the best way to utilize cake scraps and leftover cakes. However, I’ve been baking and decorating cakes for 4 years now, but I’ve just started out making cake pops. Why? Because it took me this long to finally succeed in the…

My first cake exhibit/bridal fair exhibit

I’ve always wanted to be able to make display cakes. Unfortunately for me, my store is too small to accommodate a display window or even a small display case to hold cakes in their actual sizes as samples for potential customers. All I have to present to clients are photos of my previous works. It’s…

No cookie cutter? No problem!

Baking customized cakes, cupcakes, and cookies has turned me into an improvisation queen. There are simply tools and ingredients that are not readily available in my location or I don’t have the funds available to purchase them, which forces me to think of some other possible alternatives. Sometimes, unforeseen circumstances and kitchen mishaps put me in…

My caking problem: Underestimating a cake design

I am not sure if it is just me, but one of the things I always mess up with is underestimating a cake design. This usually happens when I really like a specific theme or design, and somebody asks me to make it for the first time. Since I am overwhelmed by my eagerness to…

Sugar cookie troubles

The past two weeks have been very busy for me. I was on a sugar cookie marathon. As a matter of fact, I’ll be on a sugar cookie marathon for the entire month of August. As of this writing, I have already made decorated 353 sugar cookies (all hand-piped by yours truly in a span…

Getting started with sugar cookies: recommended recipe

Hello! Since you are here, I suppose I’ve managed to convince you through my previous post to try your hand at making making sugar cookies. Very well then! Let’s get started! ***Be the fist to know the latest news, cake designs, tutorials, and promos from Pink Plate Meals and Cakes! Subscribe to our newsletter! Click…

Why should you learn how to make sugar cookies?

I made some really pretty sugar cookies the other day. They were for the 69th birthday of my client’s mom. She loves gold, pink, and teal.   I really love making sugar cookies. It was one of the first things I learned when I was starting out. Even before I started baking and decorating cakes, I…

Up, up, and away: fondant hot air balloon cake topper demo

I love hot air balloons! They make me feel happy and positive about life. I am so fascinated by them. Maybe it’s the sense of serenity, freedom, and success that they evoke. I was browsing through a local cake decorating supplier’s Facebook page when I spotted a Not Just Cakes By Annie hot air balloon cutter. Obviously,…

Wayback Wednesday: Mermaid cake

“Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius One thing I learned since I started cake decorating is that you have to continuously improve yourself. You can’t afford to stagnate. In order to stay relevant in this business, you have to innovate and continuously surprise people. In order to do this, you…

Tutorial Tuesday: Sponge Bob cupcake toppers

You know one of the things that you need to do if you are into cake decorating? You have to know what kids like! Mostly, you have to be familiar with lots of cartoon and computer game characters. Unfortunately for me, I am no longer at an age where I’d like to spend my days…