Imagine developing a passion for something and being able to transfer that passion to adolescents, aspiring bakers if you will. That is exactly what Romina Tiraboschi has been able to accomplish as the food technician and baker of her own “Bake It Up” on Key Biscayne.

Romina uses her circle of friends, and a growing list of student fans, to teach others the art of cake decorating. She derives a great deal of satisfaction from having kids create their own masterpieces based on their own tastes.

Parents also bring cakes to Romina to decorate for their kids. There is a great deal of satisfaction, Romina states, in seeing kids’ faces when working on a cake they are totally happy with completing.

“I love teaching these techniques,” said Romina.

If you are interested in seeing some “Bake it Up” creations, visit their Instagram page - @bakeitup_romi. You can also reach her at 786-444-4409.

IN: Where were you born?

RT: Argentina

IN: Where do you live now?

RT: Key Biscayne

IN: How did you get your start in the baking industry?

RT: Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers instilled in me the passion for cooking. Upon arriving in the US, a friend of mine from Mexico taught a cookie decorating technique and from that moment on, I have not stopped teaching and learning about this craft.

IN: Is there a secret to your success and passion?

RT: Not to keep any secrets of the trade and always be willing to help others so they can learn to decorate on their own.

IN: What’s your proudest moment?

RT: Easy! When I see the happiness on the faces of los chicos (my students) when they get to decorate their birthday cakes with me. One of my greatest satisfaction comes in the moment they can decorate cakes by themselves.

IN: What do you love most about what you do?

RT: To daily enjoy doing something I absolutely love.

IN: What is your favorite meal?

RT: Ñoquis (Gnocchi)

IN: What is your favorite recipe to bake?

RT: Alfajor rogel. This is a famous Argentinian cake, traditionally made for special occasions, consisting of layers of thin sweet pastry, sandwiched with Dulce De Leche and covered with meringue.

IN: What is your favorite junk food?

RT: French fries

IN: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

RT: Spend time with family and friends

IN: What’s your favorite part of living and working on Key Biscayne?

RT: I like sharing time with friends every minute of every day.

IN: What would people be surprised to know about you?

RT: When I was a little girl, I hated arts and craft and drawing. Ironically, I now spend my days doing this and teaching it to others.

IN: What’s your advice for someone just starting in your profession?

RT: Never give up. Always try new things thinking “I can do this.”

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