With each passing year, I approach the end of year in relative shock not quite comprehending how time passed so quickly. This year is no exception, there is one day left in 2016 and it’s mind boggling to me.
What is even more amazing is the amount of cakes we churned out. Never mind that we are not a bakery or patisserie. Let’s also not forget the tiny fact that no FFF staff member has any formal baking (or cooking) training whatsoever but someone how we cranked out cake after cake after cake.
The hallmark of our cakes is that we use entirely edible elements on them. Although we admire the creativity that fondant covered cakes deliver, we don’t care much for fondant.
This year we buttercreamed, ganached, sprinkled, gold foiled, chocolate caged and goodness knows what else our cakes to yield some pretty remarkable creations.
It would be safe to say that it was a sweet year. The year was made even sweeter by the unwavering support of friends and family. From my best friend who buys every appliance, gadget and organic ingredient imaginable, to my Grand Soeur who filled my life with sprinkles, and gold leaf and glittery dust. How can I forget my Nwa nne’m in France who sent me the most astounding package filled with even more colour, recipe books and loads of props.
I have a friend in South Africa who will support me even if I put a piece of coal on my dp; she sent me the most beautiful cook book.
How about my husband who takes stunning pictures of our cakes and transforms them through his lense.
And then there is the FFF team; my crew who are in the front line with me, day and night supporting me as we create and innovate.
Please forgive me for not disclosing the full identity of the people listed above; they don’t care much for publicity but I just had to divulge the fact that my journey has not gone unsupported.
The truth is that it would be impossible for me to list every single person who has supported the FFF dream but it is possible to express my gratitude.
For everyone who has supported me I am humbled and grateful and I look ahead with excitement and fresh aspirations.
Happy New Year in advance.