Brilliant Cakes

Plano, TX

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I provide allergy-friendly services. I create gluten-free or dairy-free upon request. All products are made with natural or organic ingredients, alcohol-free and kosher/halal. I do highly customized, award-winning cakes and pastries.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am very passionate about baking. I love making pastries and see my customers smile as they enjoy my creations.

Location

Plano, TX 75025

Years in business

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

6

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • Aliya F. Aug 15, 2016
    Wedding Cakes
    Verified Review
  • Krystal Y. Dec 20, 2015
    Pastry Chef and Cake Making Services
    Verified Review
    I wish I could post a picture. The cake was perfect. I am in awe of how well it turned out and my daughter is so excited by how pretty her birthday cake is. And, it tastes great. It has a wonderful homemade taste to it that you just don't find at most bakeries. I wanted to recreate the doll cakes my grandmother used to make for me and that is exactly what Aamina did.
  • Aisha A. Nov 19, 2015
    I asked for a bejeweled cake and Brilliant Cakes delivered! Beautiful design, beautiful colors! Exactly what I was looking for! Tastes great and great to work with. Very responsive to emails and questions.
  • Sanam M. Nov 18, 2015
  • Raufia R. Nov 18, 2015
    Aamina Masood of Brilliant cakes is a hard working young lady. My experience with her is a positive one. May her venture flourish.
  • Nishat M. Nov 18, 2015
    Always great flavors, neatly and artistically decorated products!!
  • Fatima S. Nov 18, 2015
  • Hussain K. Nov 18, 2015

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Standard pricing is available for simple cakes and desserts: 6" cake is $20 8" cake is $35 Cake balls are $1 each Cake pops are $1.50 each Decorated sugar cookies using two colors are $2 each
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to speak with the customer via phone or email to find out exactly what they need. After that, I send them some ideas and pricing. Then they let me know which option they would like.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an associate in Pastry Arts. I am a certified Pastry Chef. I have worked in bakeries around Dallas and at the SMU Catering kitchen.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My daughter suffered from food allergies. I went back to school thinking I would learn more about food so I can make different things for her. I ended up getting a full scholarship and realizing that this is what I wanted to do as a career.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with all sorts of customers. From birthday cakes to wedding cakes for 400+ people. I have even baked a cake for president George W. Bush
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently competed at the North Texas Sugar Art Show. I decorated a cake with string work in royal icing. This was out of my comfort zone and I am glad I got 2nd place. I also received 1st place in the baking competition for my french macarons.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Find out if you can sample their product. Check where they are working from, meet them if you can and ask for their food safety certification.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
When is the event. What time and where is the event. How many people are being served. How elaborate do I want the cake or desserts to be. What's my budget. Is it outside or inside. What time do I want the cake/dessert delivered. What flavors would people like.