Good afternoon my wonderful bakers and cake lovers. It is with joy I present to you today another awesome segment of the Naija Bakers Diary Series.
Indeed my heart is glad today because I was able to make contact and chat with one of Naija’s finest. This woman never ceases to amaze me with the craft of her hands. She is so talented in creativity and design that the world should be on the watch-out for her. Just today, I got to know that one of her amazing wedding jobs was commended by a baker from another country who coincidentally had created that design before. According to this baker, This lady must be pretty good for recreating the design almost like the first.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Mrs. Kristy Ofume Amrasa, the Creative Director and CEO of Kristam Cakes, Warri Delta state. Let’s sit down, relax and swing in this sweet tide of cake experience.
Before now, cream covered cakes were mainly associated with kids and wait-n-take birthdays. If you just suddenly remembered your birthday or that of your loved one and you have to do that "wait-n-take" thing...just rush into one cake shop and ask "Can I please get a cake in few minutes?" Of course you quickly get the celebrant's name written on it and you zoom out into the traffic to catch up and say "Happy Birthday" before its over!
Not like that anymore sugar! These days, cakes are magnificently prepared and decorated in creams. Lots of awesome creations come out of creams Nowadays cream cakes are becoming the darling of every classy celebrant....whether it is Butter cream, whipped cream or ganache, goodness sure springs out of the result!
Lets see some creamy designs that will get you in the mood...
My dear readers I present to you this wedding between Onomen and Enahoro. The awesome couple made the right choice of a baker. The Naija baking industry has produced lots of professional cake decorators and there is a big pool to choose from. The couple chose Helado Delicia and the result....It was a gorgeous cake presented at the reception
Happy married life to the couple and kudos to the Naija baker.
She is Aderinola Hasstrup, the Creative Director and CEO of Signaturecream Cakes UK, An astute Naija baker in diaspora; she has influenced Naija artistry overseas and has earned herself a queen in the baking industry.
We featured her recently on our Naija Bakers' Showcase which airs on our social media platforms and there published lots of her works. These works as showcased are a result of a long peep into her ovens. I couldn't put up all I saw as I peeped but I can say to you my dear reader that this lady is a BOSS in cake! You know how I am in love with Naija bakers doing us proud abroad...I am so proud of this baker.
My people please follow me on the ride and see some of the results of my long peep...
Obviously, this couple might not have known the thrills that await their guests at this wedding party. Even me, I could only but imaging how the audience will cheer in ecstasy as they walk into the reception hall to see the awesomely decorated space, amazingly satisfying meal set across the buffet format, and the delightfully designed and decorated CAKE! All thanks to Cakes @Delightsome for that wonderful creation
Another aspect which brings delight at a much later time is the Photography by Klala which I am showing you now...
Just look at them
Now it takes a lot to build the wedding cake…the baking…the fondant decorations…the sugar crafted flowers and all that.
Sometimes it takes up to two weeks to build that cake just for one single day…and that whole beauty and elegance will be dismantled. Just with a knife slicing through its body, the cake is brought down! It will be so worthless if moments of existence of such magnificent cakes are not captured on the cameras. One of the best and most memorable times of capture is in the very act that brings the cake down to pieces…the cutting of the CAKE by the couple!!
Below are 15 amazing cutting sessions as recently compiled by me. These are all Naija weddings and cakes made by Naija bakers….Enjoy this.