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….

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Protecting my cake photos

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I must agree. Doesn’t it give you that warm fuzzy feeling when you see another baker attempt to replicate your cake, regardless if he did it well or not? Personally, it makes me think that I must have done something right because somebody was inspired to make a similar…