Cake-making passion lands woman award

HARARE - Zimbabwe-born cake maker Florence Muzvaba is hopeful that the Best Cake Decorator of the Year gong she won at the All Women Achievers Awards 2016 will encourage others to follow their passions.

The mother of four daughters, who only started to take seriously her passion for making cakes when she relocated to the United Kingdom in 1997, believes she is now reaping dividends from investing in her love affair with food science when she was still a student at Girls High School in Harare.

“I always had a passion for baking and food science in general since my high school days but it was only when I came to the UK that I began to take cake decoration seriously. I enrolled with different schools for me to learn a variety of sugar craft skills,” said Northamptonshire –based Muzvaba.

She added that she formed a company called Flossy M Cakes and Event Décor which she runs on a part-time basis whenever she is not busy with her full-time job as a nurse.

“I am always working hard to perfect the art of making innovative cakes which look very lifelike. I am always pushing the boundaries but I like a clean, simple but elegant finish.

“Most of the cakes are custom-made for example the garden one, I made it for a gentleman who likes gardening. I have also made cakes which look like Bibles, hand bags, shirts, beer crates and many more,” Muzvaba told the Daily News. The rising cake maker and events decorator believes her success has been made possible by the support of her husband.

“Without his help and support I would not have got this far. He even helped pay for some sugar craft courses which enhanced my skills as a cake maker,” she said.

Due to the success that she is enjoying, Muzvaba is now contemplating Flossy M Cakes and Event Décor on a full-time basis.

“My plan is to get a place to start a bakery. If everything goes well, I will do this sometime next year,” she said, adding that venturing into baking full-time will enable her to travel to Zimbabwe more often to teach other women

“My wish is to fly often to Zimbabwe to give some lessons to empower other women. I am particularly keen to share my skills with young moms. I am sure they can learn a lesson from me on how I invested time and effort to make some money out of my passion; a passion which many Zimbabwean women share,” she told the Daily News.

Comments (3)

Very Nice!!! - 31 May 2017

Great cake Article!! Thanks for sharing with us. - 26 September 2017

Thanks for posting such a nice blog.

RaviSahu - 13 September 2018

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