Major throwback: CAKE FIESTA MANILA 2019 Part II

In my previous post, I’ve talked about how I joined the first ever cake festival in the Philippines, Cake Fiesta Manila 2019. I got so excited that I bit off more than I could chew and became overwhelmed in the process. I joined 4 categories and had to transport everything from Dumaguete City to Manila….

I opened a giftshop in Dumaguete City!

One of the things they teach you when you open a business is to identify your clientele. You have to be specific about your target market so that you can design your products and services better to satisfy and address the needs of the specific demographic you choose. Anyway, technical stuff is boring. In short,…

Major throwback: CAKE FIESTA MANILA 2019 Part I

I’ve been really away from this site for a long time. A lot of wonderful things have happened in my cake career since 2016, so I am going to be talking about them one by one. Super delayed, I know, but during this pandemic when gatherings are prohibited and traveling is not as easy at…

…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…