SOPHIA MYA CUPCAKES
Hi, I’m Nina, the gal behind @sophiamyacupcakes
Nina, from Sophia Mya Cupcakes, is a multi-award winning & trend setting cupcake artist originally from Chicago and has been residing in Melbourne since her sweet journey started. She started the global #monogramcupcakes trend in 2015 and loves creating unique, colorful and glam creations.
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Blueberry yoghurt with coconut & nuts. So exciting, not! lol
How long have you been Cake Decorating for?
I started dabbling with baking 6 years ago and found I really loved the decorating part. So my friends pushed me right in
Why did you choose Cake Decorating?
It kinda chose me. I never had any interest in baking to be honest but loved Halloween and so I started baking for my annual parties and got hooked.
In times of doubt, what do you do to get back into your creative zone?
Dance! I love blasting music and just dancing around my house. You’d be surprised oh how much stress & tension you let go of.
Where did you learn your Cake Decorating skills?
Youtube and through trial & error. I’d love to enroll in pastry though.
What is your typical day like, what does it entail?
Typical day…I go to work in the dental field during the day, 4 days a week and work on orders after family time at night. Friday to Sunday kinda go like this…coffee, bake, coffee, decorate, make a huge mess, take 100 pictures before packaging, clean up, family time, late night admin. It’s pretty hectic but not having to solely rely on baking as my income is where I’ve found the balance for me.
We know Edible Art Paint is a medium you use, what do you love about it?
I love that it’s edible, I love the genius behind the product 🙂 and I love that it can be applied to all my bakes from making my buttercream pop to my colorful cookies.
What is your #1 piece of advice for the newbies in Cake Decorating?
Find inspiration from everything but other bakers. It opens up your possibilities and ideas so much more and you’ll find your own style.
Who is your inspiration in the Cake Decorating world?
Oh gosh 3 only ?! I definitely look up to and “ohh and aaahhh” at @historiodelciervo. His floral cakes are stunning. @elena_gnut_cake her cakes are absolute masterpieces and leave me scratching my head. @sugarandsaltcookies Her bakes fill my feed with happiness and bursts of color plus Rosie is the sweetest.
My biggest inspiration is nature…nothing compares to the colors, textures and beauty that are right in front of our eyes.