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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…