Nairobi this June is rainy and dreary, but the Cake Festival was on, and hot enough to draw hundreds of people despite the rain. It was exciting! I had great fun this year, not just eating cake, but following through the whole process of how the Cake Festival comes to be.
There was a lot of work done by the Edumed Staff, who are awesome, (I don’t say this lightly!) They worked overtime to make sure the participating bakers had what they needed, and even rallied everyone during heavy rain.
This year, I was working in the Amari Bakery stand, and we had 30 kgs of cake to give. Yes, people ate all that cake! We were done serving the last piece of cake around 3 p.m. cake festival visitors ate it all.
Our many visitors ate cake, and asked many questions about Amari Bakery, and Cookswell Jikos, who we were representing that day. We gave away business cards, and price lists, with a side of cake tasting. Fun!
The Creative Side of Cake Festival
Cake Festival is also a chance for the cake houses in Nairobi to compete for the best cake decoration possible. This year’s theme was “Africa Rising”. I hit up the Judges Tent for pictures of some of the best creative cakes this side of East Africa.
This year was smooth sailing for us. Much of this I credit to the generous flow of information provided by Edumed Staff, and a month long planning. I definitely had a great time, even with the rain. To all those who came to visit us, Thank You!
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