Nice meeting with you! My name is Margie and I love to cook, bake and eat!
I found my passion in baking when my son was turning 2. At around that time, we found out that he is extremely allergic to peanuts. "A call from Nanay saying he has been crying for hours, throwing up, rashes all over his body. Nanay called the ambulance and rush to the ER, I drove to the ER just as fast as I could, making sure I get there safe. Thank God he is okay but the doctor says - peanut allergy is now a matter of life and death". We went to an allergy test and found out more allergens - eggs, fish, and kiwi. Since then, part of it made it easy to confirm my decision, I am going to bake his own cake.
On his birthday, I made him an 8" Superman inspired cake, it was a hit! Kids and parents love it, they are begging for more. To test my product, I offer to bake cakes to my friends on special occasion - so trilled when I come up with beautiful cake designs and taste so good!
I've watched cake tutorials, learn techniques, self-studied the many ways of decorating cake; the use of fondant and a perfect smooth texture of frosting to cover a cake. My imagination gone wild! Later on, every cake I make is a work of art. My husband said, you're now the Queen of Baking!
There's nothing more satisfying when you see people enjoying the cake and singing praises about the cake.
In February 2016, I put my mind into it. I developed a business plan, created a website and purchased the domain name. I implemented every details of WBS. Everyday is a learning process and I am excited to create a lifetime memories with you.
I was born in Central Visayas region of the Philippines, Dumaguete City. My late Dad is known for as a great cook, during Fiesta in the nearby City, it is a customary that my Dad get invited to cook for them. At young age as (7), my Dad would take me with him, I seat on the side watching him cook food to feed many strangers and passers by. Fiesta is part of Filipino tradition, that we believe sharing a meal with strangers strengthens us all.
I graduated in Master's Degree major in Hospitality Management at Philippine Women's University. Growing up, I always wanted to finish school. My parents could not afford to pay for my college tuition. I served tables while finishing my degree. I was lucky enough to work with an amazing boss at The Wine Press Restaurant in Manila, Philippines whom my very talented and successful mentor, our amazing Chef/Owner, taught me a lot in the Hospitality Management and Culinary industry.
During that time, I've traveled for work and pleasure to Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Virginia USA and Doha, Qatar UAE. I spend more time in Singapore for an on the job training in Hospitality Management at Marriott Hotel, Orchard, Singapore. I am very thankful for that experience, I was able to understand the true meaning of diversity.
As I finished my Degree in Hospitality, I become an instructor at De Lasalle Dasmarinas Cavite for over 3 years. Learning and sharing knowledge is an accomplishment. Then in 2006, I decided to moved to United States. I met my loving husband Jeremy in 2007 who makes my life more complete with our most precious son Matthew who is very smart, so curious about life.
In 2016, West Boca Sweets has arrived! WestBocaSweets will provide you with hand crafted delicious work of art cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and many more for any occasion - whenever, wherever, either at your home get-together, parties or corporate meetings. Check out our gallery or feel free to contact me to customize your design. Our goal is to provide the best quality delicious dessert and make one happy and satisfied customer.