My name is Gloriana and I am the one behind Gigi Bakes. Gigi Bakes is a home based business, Everything is handmade and decorated by me! I am completely self taught.
A little background about how I got started. Almost all of it starts with my absolutely amazing mother. I credit all of my craftiness and talents to her! Growing up she always made birthday cakes for me and my siblings' birthdays. We also had a family tradition of making really simple decorated cookies for almost every single holiday. But it wasn't until I had kids of my own that I really attempted to make my own cakes and decorated cookies. The first cake I made was for my son's 2nd birthday. It was a Cars themed birthday. I made a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and crushed oreos to look like dirt, And I simply placed a cars ontop! Unfortunately I cannot find a picture of that cake but I do have a picture of my second cake. A Frozen themed cake for my daughters 6th Birthday, I tried my hand at fondant! hahaha
With a few more cakes and fondant work under my belt, I attempted decorated cookies and a full fondant cake for my sons' Mickey Themed 3rd birthday in 2015!
FThe mickey cake and cookies it what started it all! From that point on I just kept researching and practicing. Over the next year, my family and friends insisted that I sell my cakes and cookies!
In June 2016, I sold my very first cake! A full fondant, nautical themed, baby shower cake. Followed by my second cake in September 2016. In that same month, Gigi Bakes was born!!
It has been an amazing journey to get to where I am today! I am absolutely blown away by all of your support, orders, and allowing me to be a tiny part in your special events!!