For those of you my readers who did not have the liberty to witness what happened in Owerri, Imo State last week, I bring to you the full cover of what I call " the carnival of cakes". According to one of my friends, It rained heavily in Owerri...the rain was not of water ...but of Cakes!.
For me, this is a show of love to the people's governor, a show of gratitude to a man that has put in so much for his people....I know my thoughts are subject to contest but I am a cake journalist and I always see cakes as a form of appreciation and love....
It was the biggest of all learning assemblage. It was the Uncut learning, a fun fantastic bakers seminar. It was live at the event hall of the Civic Centre in Vi Lagos.
This event brought together almost all the bakers in the Nigerian baking industry. I use the word “almost” because the few who didn’t make it wished they did. There were lots of superb demo classes by master bakers of Nigerian origin both from here and from the diaspora. It was indeed a big resource from bakers to connect and learn. It was really uncut, unadulterated….
I just got her in my inbox and she says "Congratulations on being 2016 Best cake Blog award winner! that's amazing. I was wondering if you have seen my page @kyrahskitchen. I'm 11 years old girl baker from Birmingham United Kingdom. It will make my day if you follow me and repost one of my cupcakes if you like them. Thank you - Kyrah"
Trust me...I couldn't hold it and I had to reply her instantly! she's my kind of girl...she's the kind of inspiration i want to give to Naija and indeed the world. She needs to be seen...she needs to be encouraged...I got into a chat with her..
A few weeks ago, Andrew and Juliet Urevbu celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in one of the grandest of styles. Some one captions it " a surprise wedding anniversary but I disagree. this show was too tec to be a surprise, But I totally agreed there was a surprise on that occasion. My dear readers it was the CAKE!
I had the privilege to see the making process and all that Lizzy Okon of Lizzie's Cakes n Craft had to say when this giant grand castle cake was put togther...My dear reader, you could only but open your mouth in whao!. In this case I don't really know how to give you the gist. I rather you saw it by yourself. This is one of the wonders of the Naija Baker and I insist "We Rock!"
You will agree with me that the window of opportunity for design of graduation cake has either closed now or is at the decline and closing out fast. This is simply because most schools have closed since the mid July and we are on vacations. Studies on entrepreneurship proposes that a window of opportunity is that short period within which an otherwise viable business opportunity ceases to exist. It therefore means that the best time to act in grabbing that opportunity is within that short period it exists. (Hope I am not boring you with economics). Such a time just elapsed or is is at the verge of doing so now. That opportunity window was the graduation cake market! every baker who did not get any graduation cake job this period will definitely have to wait for another session ( we don't graduate every day)
Firefighter Who Bakes Featured
Nick Morelos is a professional Firefighter who has found his passion in creating our kind of magic with flour and sugar. He lives and works in Williamsburg, Virginia USA. I just got a mail from him and that inspired me so much....If you understand the role of fire fighters in our society, then you will appreciate what I am talking about. 9/11 might give you a clue about the sacrifices these people make so we can be safe from infernos. I was so thrilled when I go this mail from him....