In December last year, Nikki Valdez shared the bittersweet news that she had lost her “embaby” on the same day that she and her husband Luisito Garcia celebrated their 7th wedding anniversary. This year, the 41-year-old actress continues to live with a positive mindset as seen in her latest Instagram post last June 15.
She wrote, “I realized I haven’t posted my cake creations in a while so here goes! Sorry if I will be flooding your timeline. I haven’t been feeling my usual self lately and doing this helps me appreciate my past errors and struggles— that you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself and downfalls are temporary ONLY if you push yourself to pick up the pieces again.”
Having discovered a passion for baking more than seven years ago when she was still living in Canada, actress Nikki Valdez said her sweet tooth is what led her to become an accidental baker and entrepreneur when she decided to start her online based business called Miss Buttercream in 2015. In the same post, Nikki shared how she was able to cater to a client located in the province despite the national lockdown.
“Take this instance for example. This ‘cake’ was created in September 2021 at the height of the pandemic when it was so hard to cross borders from Manila. This was supposed to be an all edible 3-tiered naked cake which I usually stack at the venue itself but due to heightened restrictions during that time, I had to come up with a solution that would not disappoint my client.
“It took me 3 grueling days to finish this with the help of @theflowerguyph ! Biggest challenge was to make the dummy cake look real and make sure it arrives safely all the way to Pangasinan! Thank goodness, it did along with the other giveaways.”
The Miss Buttercream owner also shared what lessons she has learned that has also worked for her.
“Life was never meant to be easy; setbacks are inevitable but if you constantly teach yourself to find ways and not give up easily, you will surely rise after each fall. PS. Dami kong sinabi. Haha! Seriously, sharing how I feel helps me cope with whatever I am going thru. ”
Nikki is currently part of the cast of the Dreamscape series Run To Me which stars KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad.