Cake Festival 2015 – Fun & Rainy ^_^

In the lineup

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.

amari tentThis 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. 

cake for the massesOur 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.

creative cake
Mama Africa
creative cakes 2
Africa really Rising ^_^
creative cake 3
Just interesting to me!
creative cake 4
The Pot is Cool!
uchumi 4
This was a whole Homestead, couldn’t get it all in the frame. I was hiding from the rain.

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!

Learn More about:

Cake Festival 2015

Amari Bakery

Cookswell Jikos

See Me

see meSee Me

Would you see me, If we had the same skin?

Would you hear me, If I talked like you?

Would you get me, If my ideas were yours too?

Would you hold my hand, If I offered to hold yours?

Would you dance with me, If I listened to your music?

Would you…., would you….Love me,

despite my insecurities?

Despite the fact that I don’t know,

If I can talk like you, think as you do,

Or even dance to your music?

Would you love me,

Just because I’m Me?

Love like Fruits & Veggies


Love like Fruits & Veggies

My Sweet Potato, Sugarplum,

Honey and strawberry,

I think of nothing but you,

My delicious pumpkin,

So soft, like a papaya

Oh you make me,

crazy like a lemon,

I simply can’t forget you,

My wonderful Arrow root

lets meet in the garden,

That place where the bananas grow.


For Letty, and her gardener…. ^_^



Mint & Spice


Mint & Spice

You sat next to me,

In the bus heading home,

Your scent; Mint & Spice,

made me wish you’d move closer.

Your thigh brushed mine,

firm, strong: made me wonder,

about you.

Are you Strong?

Are you firm…in your decisions?

The bus went too fast,

Rocked us all over a bump,

I swayed, you steadied me with a chuckle,

the sound of it, so carefree.

When I finally looked at you,

I almost gaped in shock,

Your teeth were black as night,

and all my flowery thoughts,

flew out the window.

I came out a stop away from my usual,

And chastised my imagination,

for making you a wondrous prince,

with just the scent of

Mint & Spice.

Rain on Me

Rain on Me


Fat drops, land on my face,

Cold kiss, sharp kiss,

Startling, refreshing

I shiver;

Minutes pass,

I’m soaking wet.

Still, the drops fall,


I want it to stop,

Wish it would stop,

But the rain turns gentle,

the cold wetness comforting,

that pattering;

Drops dancing on each and every surface,

Like music.

I don’t want it to end.

I want the rain on me,

for a little while longer.

Going to the Nairobi Cake Fest – 2015

cakeIt’s that time again! The Cake Festival is here. As always, I’m going to attend working a tent for Amari Bakery.   Fun! That means I get to do double duty, both eating cake and talking about cake…hehehe.  The tickets are for sale right now, get them if you want to attend.  It’s a whole day of getting free cake from every cake house in Nairobi.  Seriously, marble cake, chocolate cake, strawberry cake…mmm  Black forest, White forest…need I say more.  See you there!!



A great big wall stands,

Between you and I,

Every time I think I can,

Scale that wall,

I start out with enthusiasm,

Grappling from hold to hold,

Some days I reach halfway,

Other days, I get to the top,

Then, Doubt; that masterful enemy,

Fills me and I slide down,

Once again,

We’re Separated,

By this great big wall.