Bakers keep us sweet with Africa Day Cake Art Collaboration

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Terry Adido of Grated Nutmeg
Terry Adido of Grated Nutmeg

On Africa Day, Wednesday 25th May 2016, social media platforms Facebook and Twitter were taken over by the Africa Day Cake Art Collaboration to celebrate Africa Day with the world in a very African way.

Africa Day Cake Art Collaboration

The Africa Day Cake Art Collaboration is a virtual edible art collaboration by talented cake and sugar artists from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Canada, UK and USA. This is the first time African cake artists have come together to do such a history making project and it was intended to celebrate the commemoration of the formation of the African Union on 25th May 1963 and also celebrated to encourage African countries to come together in unity to make Africa great.

NyAlice Dzapasi of Double D Delights
NyAlice Dzapasi of Double D Delights

The team of 19 cake artists celebrating Africa Day 2016 were Maria Makanjuola, Siku Adewuyi, Terry Adido, Uju Onyeka Onodogo, Tafadzwa Chigudu, Violet Chaka, Oluwatoyin Karim, Bim Adeleye, Ntutu Gutu, Doris Orumwese, Olabimpe Oladimeji, Lenne Oberholzer, Rocio Fukuda, Pauline Janet Twala, Ajibola Onafowokan, Titilope Adeoti, Ngozi Obi-Chukwuma and NyAlice Dzapasi.

Terry Adido of Grated Nutmeg
Terry Adido of Grated Nutmeg

 

Siku Adewuyi of Cake N Candy
Siku Adewuyi of Cake N Candy

 

Ajibola Onafowokan of Arality World
Ajibola Onafowokan of Arality World

The ambitious and pioneering project was initiated and sponsored by Maria Makanjuola of Sweet Cake TV (www.sweetcaketv.com) with the aim of bringing more African cake artists, both in Africa and the Diaspora, to prominence in the global cake industry and furthermore, to inspire budding cake artists in the African community to pursue excellence in their craft by seeing the standard of artistry that is possible. The vision for this Africa Day Cake Art Collaboration was to find the best African cake artists and introduce them to the world whilst educating people about our continent and representing the spirit and beauty of Africa in an edible art form with breath-taking designs.

Oluwatoyin Karim of Olus Cake Creations
Oluwatoyin Karim of Olus Cake Creations

 

Bim Adeleye of Baked BY Bim
Bim Adeleye of Baked By Bim

 

Lenne Oberholzer - BunnyBlossom Cakes & Parties
From sketch to cake, the most thought provoking piece award went to Lenné Oberholzer of BunnyBlossom Cakes & Parties. Check out the sketch that she submitted for the Africa Day Cake Art Collaboration. It was impressive!

The collaboration received overwhelming support on social media with a unprecedented public interest and interaction and an overwhelming sense of pride among African cake decorators. The top 4 most favourite cakes were from Nigerian cake artists Terry Adido, Titilope Adeoti, Siku Adewuyi and Ajibola Onafowokan.

Pauline Twala of Kisumu's Cake House
Pauline Twala of Kisumu’s Cake House

You can find out more about the collaboration and see the other beautiful masterpieces created by cake artists around the world atwww.africadaycakeart.com

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