Founder Of LiMa Cakes

Hey it’s Sona here from @lima.cakes

What did you have for Breakfast this morning?
Coffee 😊 my breakfast usually contains of 2 cups of coffee. I can’t function without it ! 😊

How long have you been Cake Decorating for?
I have been a cake decorator for about 6 years now.

Why did you choose Cake Decorating?
As long as I can remember myself, I wanted to be an artist. I remember dreaming about being so talented, and everyone would admire and be surprised by my work. So, naturally whatever I did in my life, hobby or a career – I was always connected to art and creativity. When I had my daughters and it was time to change my career for the 3rd time, I decided to explore a profession that will include all my favourite hobbies, decorating, working with hands and photography. Somehow my search led me to cake decorating which was perfect for me. It allowed me to create and explore different types of art “painting, clay work, carving quilting, etc” across different mediums.

In times of doubt, what do you do to get back into your creative zone?
I think the best way to overcome your doubts is either give yourself some time, rest and do other things, not cake related or keep creating till you overcome your depression and self-criticism.

Where did you learn your Cake Decorating skills?
From everywhere, from books, other artists who generously share their knowledge , YouTube, from my mistakes 😊

What is your typical day like, what does it entail?
Well with the pandemic it’s a bit messed up, I am having hard time to get back to my normal routine, which was, sending kids to school, answering my emails, working on my Instagram posts, working on my cake orders until my kids come home from school, making dinner, cleaning, spending time with family and going back to work when everyone is asleep.

Now my day looks pretty much like this- non-stop cooking, cleaning, making sure kids are doing their schoolwork and not playing,  trying to remember my orders, moving my clients wedding dates, drinking 1,000 cups of coffee to stay alert and not fall asleep and when everyone is asleep trying to concentrate whatever is left of me to work on my cakes lol.

We know Edible Art Paint is a medium you use, what do you love about it?
Since I discovered Edible Art Paint, I fell in love immediately, the consistency , the texture, the colours are just amazing. You can paint on ganache or on a fondant with same result and outcome. No need to use too much paint as the couple of drops is just enough for your painting. The colours don’t fade away or lose their brightness, I love the mat finish of the Paints. In another word, a pleasure to work with them!!

What is your #1 piece of advice for the newbies in Cake Decorating?
My advice to newbies is – Don’t be afraid of your mistakes, try not to burn your creative mind by taking more then you can handle.  Always remember why you started your cake journey to begin with, be generous with your knowledge by sharing with others, never compare your begging with others middle or end,  and most importantly we all go through same emotions,  don’t your thoughts prevent or stop you from reaching your goals.

Who is your inspiration in the Cake Decorating world?
There are so many, and I think it’s not a fair question since you can’t mention all of them but if I had to choose only 3 then Cake it NSK, her artistic mind just blows my mind. The cakes she does are so different from what I’ve ever seen before. Maggie Austin was my goal artist when I started my cake journey. I love how she lives and creates in her own world.

Who is your inspiration out of the Cake Decorating world?
Our families. Both my husbands and my family are strong and caring people, they are perfectionists, always eager to help you, but they respect you as an individual, they are loyal, loving and connected to each other, no matter what. I have learnt from them that family comes first and if you are doing something you have to the best and give it your all.