I have been always intrigued by anything creative. I am easily inspired by the things and people around me. My first introduction to the culinary arts was when I am 7 years old. I remembered wanting a snack and my grandma, Lola, told me to make it myself. I chop a potato, sprinkle it with salt (I thought it was salt but it was MSG, Yuck!) and I fried it on her wok. I learned that hot oil hurts and that I can cook! I spent countless hours watching my grandma cook. But, my eyes opened to bigger and better things when I saw my mom make Coconut Macaroons. When she made a Taro (Ube) Cake, I fell in love with baking!
Below is the first fondant cake I made. I took the "fondant" class at my local Michaels and I never looked back.