Poetry Wonder at the CakeFest254 2016

The Nairobi Cake Festival 2016 was this year held at the Kenya Wildlife Service Grounds!  Unlike last year, this time the weather cooperated.  And the Venue was Fantastic! Once again, I was attending as part of the Cake Providers.  Maureen and I had a really nice tent, Amari Quickbreads was set up for the day, and boy did we serve cake.

Say, “Hi, have some Apple Cinnamon Cake today,” Five times, maybe ten, uhm…twenty, then thirty…At some point, someone was like, say what? Say that again, coz I had messed it up to Apple Cinnamony…Apple Cake…Cinnamon Apple….Cinna….lolz.

I had a blast!

Our Tent was fantabulous, we got loads of visitors wanting to know more about Amari and of course we were representing Cookswell Jikos too.   I want to give a grateful shout out to SafiServe who brought us the blue gloves you see my Sis wearing.  They placed us on top with Food Safety, which is really important. Check out Safi Serve, and learn more about the good work they are doing across Nairobi.

Maureen looking fabulous after a very successful Cake Festival 2016.  She had baked all night before this, and you can’t even tell, right!  Love you, Sis ^_^

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When the cake dishing out exercise was out, I got a chance to check out the competition!  Wow, Bakers have great imagination.  Here are some pieces that jumped out at me.

I got to the Teapot and teacup after someone had a taste! ^_^

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Imagination took over here.  I kept thinking of exotic plants in all the SciFi books I’ve ever read for this one.↑

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The Watermelon Cake that had us all waiting for a piece↓….Just loved how vibrant this cake looked on the inside!  This lady made my day when she decided to cut the cake so we could see the inside.

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Poetry Magic

When the day was over, we decided to walk around and see the show.  While taking cake pictures, this band came on and stole my heart.  I love a good poetry slam session, and this guy delivered.  He was great with the rolling words, his spoken word captured the soul, down to the toes…and the roars when the guitar riffs hit right!  Yeah, I had my guitar fix, and the day was complete!

The Nairobi Cake Festival has grown in the last few years.  This festival is quickly growing into a wonderful creative pool.  Festival goers get to meet Great Big Cake Houses, as well as Small Bakers with Big Dreams just starting out.  I felt inspired walking from tent to tent, seeing so many people with creative ideas, working to showcase their businesses.  Speaking of creative, these guys made me smile.  In a sea of cake, they brought out the jerseys, their art, and a dash of taste. Cocktails anyone?  Loved their flare. Thumbs up pun-tees.com

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Cake Fest 254 2016 in a nutshell?

It was Cake, Celebrating Achievements, Having Fun, Meeting New Friends, Hanging with New Friends, Creativity at its fullest, and of course, Great Music….loving the band at the end!

The Ladies Posing after a Hard Day’s work!

Check out these Links to learn more about Cake Festival Nairobi:

Cake Festival Nairobi

Edumed Trust – It’s all about taking kids to school, join the Cake Festival Next Year.

Safi Serve – These guys are the stuff! We need more of what they’re doing for Restaurants/ Hotels/ Food Industry

Amari Bakery – Plugging the day job here….^_^

Cookswell Jikos


Published by elly in nairobi

Elly writes fiction. Her goal is to have a series of romance novels set in Nairobi. She works at it everyday, and will celebrate when she has reached five books set in the city in the sun.

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