Nina Torres is the owner of Cakes Plus. A native of Puerto Rico, she brings more than thirty-five years of cake decorating experience to her store and to her customers. Her former career in diet and nutrition as well as her position as Educational Supervisor for a federal school program have prepared her well for the demands of owning her own business. She opened Cakes Plus in April 1992 as a place to find one-of-a-kind cakes and decorations as well as hard-to-find cake decorating accessories.
Nina’s custom cakes are original– “My cakes are more than just desserts,” says Torres. “These cakes reflect the bride’s unique style, will complement her wedding, and will never be forgotten.”She incorporates decorating techniques from Australia, England, the Philippines, Mexico, South Africa and the United States to create her spectacular cakes for all occasions. And wait until you taste her “secret recipe” cakes…delicious! In fact, Nina’s cake won first place for taste and flavor in Tampa Bay’s First Annual Wedding Cake Judging Contest! Nina has also won the award for Hispanic Heritage Business Woman of The Year 2001. She was also voted the “Best of Weddings” in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by The Knot Magazine. Nina is a member of the Better Business Bureau and Member of International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES)
In addition to creating stunning cakes and running a busy shop, Nina also teaches cake decorating courses, seminars and workshops, “I just love sharing my knowledge and techniques with other cake decorators,” she says.