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…

My own humble beginnings in cake decorating

I spend hours stalking my cake idols on Facebook and on Instagram. Today, I happened to stumble upon Philippine buttercream floral queen Jing Fernandez’s page on Facebook. She posted some of her buttercream daisies from way back in November 2013, and I really could say that she has come a long way from her humble beginnings….

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…

The importance of having a cake contract

If I were a customer, I would see a detailed cake contract as indication that I am dealing with a professional and serious cake decorator who will make sure that he creates high-quality cakes and expects to be paid for it.

All about Minions

So who else is excited for the new Minions movie coming out next month? Well, my sister and I are excited, along with probably thousands of kids who find these cute little yellow creatures so adorable! I am pretty sure that there’s going to be a resurgence of Minions-themed orders after the movie goes out. Well that’s a…

Mack the Truck: another cake collaboration with my husband

Lately, my husband has been showing a lot of interest in cake decorating. While his involvement in cake decorating before was more on driving me to delivery locations and sourcing wooden rods and wooden trays to support my cakes aside from handing me a lot of criticism, these days he’s carving the cake and crafting…

Cakes and kicks

Last week, I’ve been asked to make an Air Jordan 3 cake. I knew it was going to be quite difficult, but I love a good challenge. I eagerly accepted the order. When my husband learned that I was going to make a shoe cake, he got excited and told me that he wanted to…

Pink Plate Meals and Cakes turned 2!

Today is a special day because Pink Plate Meals and Cakes turned 2! It also happens to be my 33rd birthday today. That is why there’s a lot to be thankful for. I’ve come a long way from when I first started the store. I’ve conquered a lot of challenges and learned a lot of…

My first sculpted bag cake

I chose to model the cake after a Birkin Hermes bag because I felt that the design was easy enough to copy.