Once a cake is baked, it’s time to decorate it. Pansino creates treats inspired by science, math, and popular culture.
Today, her frosted creations look almost like real-life objects. But it took her years to learn her skills. “My first videos weren’t the best examples of professional decorating,” she says. “But the best way to get better is to keep practicing.”
Pansino tests each recipe many times to find the perfect formula. All that experimenting is hard work. She spends about 70 hours a week testing recipes and preparing to film her show.
But Pansino says dreaming up new ideas is a lot of fun. And even when her creations don’t come out quite right, they still taste good. “My grandma always used to say, ‘Mistakes are delicious!’” Pansino says.