#BakeryBootCamp

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Rebeca, Pink Pineapple’s CEO, is often seen running the show from behind the desk, answering phone calls, leading story time, hosting Facebook lives, and even sometimes working from the craft closet.

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She wears many hats, as most small business CEOs do, but rarely takes on tasks in the kitchen. However, in a new video series we’re sharing on our social media titled,

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#bakerybootcamp

Rebeca is taking us all along as she gets a crash-course in the Pink Pineapple kitchen.

We’ll be sharing a new video each Tuesday explaining everything from elaborate cake artistry techniques to simple baking hacks! There will be plenty of opportunities to learn new things, get some behind the scenes peeks, and laugh until you work off all the cupcakes you’ll be making.

We’ll be sharing our first adventure tomorrow and encourage you to join us!

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In the meantime, we’d love to hear some things you’d like to learn or see us take on.

Share your thoughts on our Facebook poll or on our Instagram stories!

The Perfect Myrtle Beach Mommy & Me Activity

Being a mom and grandmother of two “little ones,” we’ve come to fully understand the struggle of finding fun, family friendly, things to do in Myrtle Beach - especially for locals during the off-season.

So, we decided to create a Pink Pineapple academy, specifically for mom’s and their little ones. These Pink Pineapple “Mommy & Me” academies involve creating a delicious treat and reading a book.  And, the sweets are just half of the fun. Matching aprons, decorating, and story time together makes each “Mommy & Me” morning one to remember.

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Together, each class begins with story time on the couch. The story sets the theme for each class, so the story determines the dessert we’re making. Following story time, we learn about each baking tool and ingredient. Then, in the kitchen, we get to baking. We may create our dough (in the case of cookies or pastries) or we get ready to decorate (in the case of cupcakes or cake). We complete our finishing touches, take lots of pictures to share and you leave with the delicious treats and memories to take home with you!

"Thank you again so much! We had a great time and the cookies are delicious!"

- Jordan Blair Barton

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Join us for our next Mommy & Me


Pink Pineapple “Mommy & Me” academies provides an outstandingly fun learning environment,  children ages 4 and below are welcome! Classes take place once a month on Saturday mornings around 9:30. The cost to attend is $25. All supplies (including super cute aprons) are included in the ticket price, and attendees get to take their creations home. We keep the class sizes small so that everyone receives one-on-one instruction.

Due to class size, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!

Purchase your tickets for our Fall Mommy & Me on November 10th Here

3 Reasons GNO's are a Business Necessity

Us Pink Pineapple ladies really cherish the sweet things in life, and not just the edible ones.

Lately, thanks to Rachel Hollis we’ve taken some time to cherish the sweet people in our lives and business. Thus, Pink Pineapple Girls' Nights Out were born.

Once a month, we gather our #DreamTeam and take off on a super sweet adventure, usually in Rebeca’s in-laws minivan. Together, we’ve road-tripped to Charleston for The Knot Mixer, Wilmington for a Made For More viewing, and stopped for plenty of delicious meals along the way. Not only is this an opportunity to step away from the kitchen for a fun getaway, but it’s also allowed us to invest in our team and get to know each other outside of the cake shop.

We’ve shared plenty of laughs, got some great social content, and rediscovered what it means to be a part of the Pink Pineapple #DreamTeam.

 

Here’s why we believe GNO's a business necessity:

     1. They allow for rest.

For most, the summer seasons allow for a little break. Normally there are vacations involved and with school being out, most schedules become a little more lax.

But for us, the summer means weddings every weekend and a busy kitchen that is always smelling of fresh baked cakes.

We don’t make much time in our schedule for “breathers.” However, these GNO’s have become a much needed opportunity to get away.

2. They let us build relationships with our #DreamTeam

If there’s one thing that has been consistent in each GNO, it’s that they’re full of laughter.

We’ve laughed at our driving records, our social drinking stories, embarrassing memories, and so much more.

We thoroughly believe that life is about counting the memories and not the calories.

So, as we sneak cookies in the movie theaters and laugh as we try to fit giant burgers in our mouths, we’ve also grown to know each other as friends and not just co-workers.

There’s something about building a business that becomes community, that we’ve found to be extra sweet.

3. They help us build our brand

These GNO’s are an opportunity for us to get out in the community, be a part of local events, and snap lots of fun pictures in the process. We always rep our Pink Pineapple gear and in doing so, exemplify what it means to be a part of this team and family.

Because, as we like to say, when you buy a cake from Pink Pineapple, you become a part of the family.

We’ve seen our team develop over these last few months and thoroughly believe in the impact these GNO’s are having on our business.

Needless to say, we’ll be continuing these in the coming months and can’t wait to bring you along via Instagram and Facebook.

So, stay tuned, friends.

 

In the words of Rachel Hollis

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Cake and Dessert Inspiration for Fall Weddings in Myrtle Beach

September, October and November prove to be the driest months with the best temperatures in the Grand Strand, so it’s no wonder that many local and out-of-town brides plan fall weddings in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. Yummy seasonal flavors like apple, pumpkin, pecans and caramel inspire a lot of at-home bakers to get in the kitchen, and we get just as excited about the creativity in baking that seems to flow out of that special feeling that autumn brings.

We love consulting with brides to learn about their fall wedding vision and working out each detail to ensure that it becomes a reality. Those brides who are looking for something more traditional can still make a statement with cake tiers that have been decorated with beautiful flowers and berries in deep autumn hues. Interestingly, several of today’s trending wedding cakes and desserts also pair perfectly with a fall backdrop.

Naked Cake

A “naked cake” is easily recognized by its absent or minimal outer layer of frosting. The look was once only seen by bakers as a “crumb coat” before the final layer of frosting was added, but it is now a hot trend especially in the wedding industry. Naked cakes bring a rustic texture by letting the actual cake color blend into the design which make it a great choice for the many brides seeking a “rustic elegance” theme. Cake flavors are most often white or yellow, although you can certainly get creative with flavors in fall.

 
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Dessert Bars

We talked about planning the perfect wedding dessert bar in a recent blog post, and you can have a lot of fun with this trend in the autumn. We’re finding that fall brides are typically booking dessert bars with a variety of pies and cake truffles. Desserts can be customized in any number of ways to suit your color scheme or wedding theme, and you can get creative with the way that they are displayed. 

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Metallic Cake Layers & Accents

Metallics are a great way to go because they can adapt to pretty much any style, and they bring a sense of glamour to an autumn palette. There are so many ways to incorporate the look from edible gold leaves to a metallic drip that cascades down the cakes tiers or even fine edible glitter (think pixie dust) that can give a decorative sheen to your cake without overpowering the whole design.

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A quick Google or Pinterest search results in plenty of articles and photos to inspire you. Here are some quick links to get you started…

Schedule a complimentary consultation

Planning a fall Myrtle Beach wedding? We would love to help you share your love story with a delicious cake or dessert bar! Pink Pineapple Cakes is located in Surfside Beach, and our team is equipped to deliver to most Grand Strand locations. We are open by appointment only. Please call us today at 843-712-1757 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Planning the Perfect Wedding Dessert Bar

If we asked you to name something you would expect to find at a wedding reception, cake would probably top the list. Images of multi-tiered, buttercream-covered elegance certainly come to our minds when a couple schedules a consultation with us to discuss wedding plans, but cake is just one of many ways to treat your wedding guests to something special.

We know you want to wow your guests with an experience that is unique to you and your wedding day. For that reason, we offer a variety of dessert catering options.  One of our favorite ways to get creative is with a wedding dessert bar.

Dessert bars are completely customizable and can feature a wide variety of delectable flavors. Your guests will love sampling a selection and choosing their favorites.

Dessert bars also feature convenient individual servings that your guests can grab at will. Your cake cutting is a big deal, but a dessert bar keeps everyone happy as they salivate with anticipation (think of it as a dessert appetizer).

When designing a dessert bar, some couples choose to include a traditional multi-tiered cake, while others skip a cake entirely. Regardless of how you slice it (cake pun intended), dessert bars are primarily made up deliciously sweet, self-serve options…

  • Individual cakes – These are multi-layered cupcakes that rival the elegance of a full-size cake.  
  • Cupcakes
  • Cake Pops
  • Cookies
  • Macaroons
  • Whoopie Pies
  • Eclairs

And if you really want to up the fun factor, let us introduce you to our latest dessert bar obsession… desserts on a stick. Yes, you read that right. Dessert on a stick is fun and oh so easy to eat since it only requires one hand… #winning.

  • Cake pops & Cake Kabobs – We love cake pops! They can be virtually any flavor or color, and they make such a festive display. If you want to impress guests with something even more creative, we recommend cake kabobs. Kabobs feature up to three different cake flavors, and they are just as easy to eat!
  • Pie on a Stick – Pie on a stick is adorable, delicious and perfectly suited for wedding receptions with a rustic vibe. 
  • Crispy Treats on a Stick – This timeless treat can take on virtually any form. And when you carry it on a stick, you can kiss sticky fingers goodbye.

A single cake makes an elegant impression, but variety is the spice of life! Desserts can be customized in any number of ways to suit your color scheme or wedding theme, and desserts can also be displayed in creative ways (colorful vases, vintage cake plates, etc.). 

Your wedding should be a unique reflection of you and your love story, and a dessert bar is an incredible way to express personal style… So treat your wedding guests to something special. They’ll be talking about it long after the last song plays.

Dessert Catering by Pink pineapple Cakes

Planning a Myrtle Beach wedding? Pink Pineapple Cakes is located in Surfside Beach, and our team is equipped to deliver to most Grand Strand locations. We would love to help you design a cake or plan a dessert bar! We are open by appointment only. Please call us today at 843-712-1757 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Pink Pineapple Academy

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Did you know that Pink Pineapple offers baking and cake decorating classes? Baking is a delicious hobby, and with the right instruction, it may be easier than you think…

“I once took a drawing course while attending school in England. The class was titled ‘You think you can’t draw, but you can.’ It was so true. All I needed was a little guidance. It’s the same way with baking and cake decorating. All you need is someone to guide you…” – Aura, Pastry Chef

We started offering classes last fall, and they occur monthly. Each class covers a seasonal baking or decorating topic, so that attendees can come again and again and always learn something new…

I absolutely love the classes you offer at Pink Pineapple. Thank you for always welcoming my daughter and I and making us feel right at home. If you are debating on whether to get a ticket or not, DO IT!!!! It’s worth it for sure. Chef Aura is professionally trained, and she has taught me many techniques… We’ve learned how to do cake pops, ice and decorate cakes, and make a fondant penguin.  Great tips and tricks. There are plenty more classes to come!!! I have a great time at Pink Pineapple Academy, and I know you will too!!!!!
— Deanna Gomez

Upcoming Classes

Pink Pineapple Academy provides an outstandingly fun learning environment, and all skill levels are welcome! Classes take place once a month on Fridays between 5:00 and 7:00pm. The cost to attend is $40. Supplies are included in the ticket price, and attendees get to take their creations home. We’ve set class capacity at 8 so everyone receives access to one-on-one instruction. Due to class size, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.


CREAM TARTS

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

This latest dessert trend called a cream tart or cream biscuit is all the rage on social media! Learn how to make one for yourself!

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UNICORN CAKE

Friday, March 23, 2018  | 5:00-7:00pm

This is a fun and easy cake to make with little fondant. This Unicorn cake was invented by the talented Jenna Rae Cakes back in 2016.


CUPCAKE BOUQUET

Friday, April 27, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Come decorate some delicious buttercream topped cupcakes. This is a great gift idea or can be the centerpiece for your next party. 


BUTTERCREAM FLOWERS

Friday, May 25, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn how to easily pipe buttercream frosting flowers to decorate cakes, cupcakes and more. 


SIMPLE CAKE TOPPERS

Friday, June 29, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn tips and tricks on how to texture and model fondant to add character and spice up any cake or cupcake.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after February.


BEACH THEME CUPCAKES

Friday, July 27, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Here is a fun way to end your day at the beach! Become a pro and impress all your guests with your new cake decorating abilities.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after March.


PIPE A ROSETTE CAKE

Friday, August 31, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn tips on how to make an Onbre Rosette Cake. It is easier than you think! Make amazing gorgeous cakes from the comfort of you home with just a piping bag and Number 2D piping tip.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after April.


EASY CHOCOLATE DECORATIONS

Friday, September 28, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

Learn how to make easy chocolate decorations with Chef Aura's easy tips and tricks. Chocolate is so versatile and makes a great medium to decorate cakes, cupcakes and dessert plates. 

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after May.


EASY FONDANT FLOWERS

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

This class will show you an easy way to create pretty flowers out of fondant. Using only simple and easy available tools, you can create stunning cake toppers that would look lovely on any birthday or wedding cake.

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after June.


TEXTURE BUTTERCREAM TECHNIQUES

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

We'll share some quick tips to take your plain, buttercream cakes to the next level! Although Chef Aura highly encourages learning how to create a smooth buttercream finish, adding textures is an easy way to change up the appearance of an ordinary cake. 

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after July.


CHRISTMAS CAKE

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 5:00-7:00pm

This easy buttercream Christmas cake comes together much quicker than you would think. Our cute design will be such a hit at your Christmas get-together!

Registration for this class has not yet opened – please check back after August.


Please call 843-712-1757 if you have questions.

We look forward to hosting you at Pink Pineapple Academy soon!


 

Below are some photos from our January class where students created a Valentine's themed cake!