According to The Diner’s Dictionary, the proverb ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it’ first appears as early as the 16th century. Today, I am without any shadow of doubt, telling you that ‘You can have your cake and eat it’. 😀
Welcome to this unusual blog post. Today I am all about cake and nothing but cake; weddings aside. If you have been following my blog or if you know me personally, then you know how much I love cake. So much so that this month I will be blogging about cake a lot.
Back in November last year I attended the Cake Festival – 2013 for the first time and my experience was awesome. When we got there with my sister, I was literally confused by the amount of cake that was available for me to sample. It took me a few minutes to get a steady rhythm of sampling all those delights and by 1 p.m. I could not eat any more cake.
The 5th edition of the Cake Festival – 2014 is back 😀 😀 :D. Yes, it is happening on the 28th Day of June. The organizers of the event say it will only get bigger, coupled with the inclusion of the pre-event activities and participation of bakers from East Africa.
However, the CakeFest is not just about having your cake and eating it. but it is also an avenue that the Edumed Trust (which is a Kenyan Christian Charitable Trust that grants secondary school scholarships to bright needy students) uses to raise funds for educating these children. Matter of fact, this is the primary objective of the CakeFest.
The theme of the CakeFest this year is “Out of the Box” and serves as an appreciation of the bakers’ artistic creations. The criteria for voting for the winners will be based on design creativity, uniqueness as well as creative adoption of color. The Signature cake is all about taste and its individual baker’s signature and judging will be conducted by well-known professionals in gastronomic arts, either from Kenya and or abroad.
My apologies if you are already salivating; I am also having a difficult time blogging this :D. Let us get down to business.
Date || Saturday, 28th June, 2014
Venue || Uhuru Gardens – Along Langata Road, Nairobi
Time || 10 a.m to lights off
Entry Fee || KES 600 in advance for adults, KES 400 in advance for children, KES 750 at the gate for adults, KES 450 at the gate for children, and Free entry for children under the age of 5.
Once you purchase a ticket, you will have access to free sampling of cakes, ice cream, desserts other pastries. In addition, you will also enjoy live baking demos and you get to thrift baking tips from celebrated chefs, have lots of fun and grab the opportunity to buy unique creations from cake gurus at the bake sale yard.
Go get your tickets as we count the clock down toward “A sweet approach to educating bright needy students“.
Have a lovely week; God bless you big.