Our December cake decorator is Mandy from @bowmankitchen. She is a very creative and talented cake decorator. If you haven't seen Mandy's work...you need to follow her beautiful Instagram page!! We love her unique style, and we know that you'll be too once you follow her account.
1. How did Bowman Kitchen come to be?
I started Bowman Kitchen for fun as I’ve always loved baking, but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit and I lost my job that I started to get more serious about it. That was really when I realized that maybe I can turn this passion into more than just a hobby. I still have a long way to go but I’m enjoying it all and love to hear that others are enjoying it too!
2. Where did you learn cake decorating?
I’ve learned through a lot of trial and error! I’ve never taken an actual class but I’ve watched a ton of Food Network and IG videos from very talented bakers so I kind of feel like I have. Just seeing all the amazing techniques people come up with and trying myself has been the best way for me to learn.
3. What is your favourite part about being a cake decorator?
100% just getting to be creative! I love all things design, whether it’s interior, fashion or cakes, you name it I’m into it, it’s very cool for me to be doing something I love so much every day.
4. Are you a decorator full time? What about your day?
I am happy to say that I am baking, decorating and content creating full time now! Before decorating, I worked in hospitality for a long time but I never really felt fulfilled until I started to focus my attention on baking and decorating.
5. Do you have any advice for those who want to approach cake decorating?
My advice would be to invest in yourself and don’t give up, even if something doesn’t work at first, you’ll get there! I don’t think you need a ton of fancy tools to start but get yourself started with some basics like a turntable, a good quality scraper and some fun piping tips, then practice like crazy and don’t be scared to try new techniques!
6. Do you have someone who inspired you?
Oh my gosh yes, so many people!! Actually one of the first baking accounts I started following was @brittanymaycakes, her work is absolutely incredible! She is definitely someone who inspired me to start Bowman Kitchen in the first place. Another couple of caking accounts I absolutely adore are @wonderfulwhittycakes and @cakemecarrie, and I am so obsessed with all of their cakes and their use of bright, bold colours!
7. What’s your favourite product from PinkAlmonds shop?
It’s hard to choose just one!! There are so many great products but I really love the new Christmas star cakesicle mold, I’d say it’s my current favourite.