Owner of My Sweet Passion Cakes
My name is Beata Khoo. I am an award-winning cake baker and designer based in Brighton and Hove, UK. I am proud to say I was self-taught and through sheer hard work and many hours of practice (including some amount of talent!), I am who I am today. I was born in Poland but l hold dual citizenship and call the United Kingdom my home since 1989. I started my cake business full-time in 2014. I consider myself a late bloomer, though I remember always enjoying baking cakes with my father since I was a young girl.
Before pursuing my career in cake baking and decorating, I worked in sales and the child-care industry. Particularly the latter, I felt working with children uncovered the talent and creativity I’ve always had within me. I started off making a birthday cake for a joint birthday event between my brother and as they say, the rest is history - I haven’t looked back since.
I am currently living my passion every single day - baking and designing/decorating cakes; teaching modelling in sugar craft, Isomalt; and a wide and diverse range of cake baking and decorating techniques. My speciality is Isomalt designs and I am considered as one of the top Isomalt designers in the UK. I am a Gold Award and multiple award winner in the Cake International competitions since 2013. I was the overall 3rd Place Winner in the Decorative Exhibit category in Cake International Competition 2014 in NEC Birmingham. I had been featured several times on local TV and radio, newspapers; and in many cake decorating and design magazines and websites such as Cake Craft and Decoration magazine, Cakes Central magazine and Cake Décor, to name a few. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Details can be found in my website.