A yummy trip around Africa…

» Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Culture | 4 comments

A yummy trip around Africa…

I was recently talking to a friend of mine who told me she‘s getting married soon. I am so happy for her but unfortunately I will not be able to make it to her wedding in Uganda…sob, sob… 🙁

I really love weddings. I love them even more, when those getting married are my close friends. Which girl doesn’t love a good wedding anyway? 🙂 All the girls get to pull out their elegant little numbers complete with little sexy heels …. eat free cake and drink free wine … without the fear of a bill coming right up at the end of your lovely meal :-). You can dance all through the night and laugh at the weird relatives you hadn’t seen in a long time*wink, wink ;-)…. Aaaa … I could go on and on, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves this…..

 

So my friend has always wanted an African themed cake. When she first came up with the idea, I wasn’t really sure about it. To be honest I had never really paid that much attention to cakes, all that mattered to me was how tasty they were!!!! 🙂 🙂 But the idea seemed really cool. It actually got me curious enough to search the web for ideas and boy was I pleasantly surprised!!!

 

Source: Sugarcraft by Soni in Botswana

 

This cupcake creation by Jenny’s cakes makes you dream of beautiful African huts. Imagine winding hills with huts built on the slopes…. kind of like South West of Uganda near Mt.Mufumbira… 🙂

 

Source:Jenny’s cakes(click here to check her out)

Apparently African themed cakes are also all the rave in Uganda at traditional introduction ceremonies right now and comes in all forms and shapes. You have traditional African huts, traditional baskets, one wedding actually had one shaped like a gourd & a hut, while another had a cake shaped like “matooke”(ugandan dish) wrapped in banana leaves ..:-)

 

“Matooke”-ugandan traditional dish wrapped up in banana leaves.

an african mud hut

 

As I looked at all these yummy creations, I got even more crazy and excited, imagine walking into a shoe shop that doesn’t really seem like one with beautiful shoes. As you walk in you think to yourself…. let me just look around and see what they’ve got, probably not much…. but before you’re even through with the thought behold, a bunch of beautiful shoes on sale in the corner!!! If you’re just like me, you will go as crazy as Isla Fischer did in “Shopaholic” …..Yes, that´s the kind of feeling i got when i discovered this whole new world of african themed cakes 🙂

 

My web trip to Kenya found me at a Kenyan bakery institute. They have artistic creations that look so real it is crazy amazing!! 🙂

amazing how realistic they look… (Click here to check out emmadanielcreations.)

 

The web trip down South Africa left me gaping …. the creations are looking even more beautiful there…. 🙂

What’s an african themed wedding without drums?

a traditional talking drum by Sedonaweddingcakes(click here to check them out)

Here’s to safari trips…. and to the vibrant, bold & colourful african traditions!

cakesbycleo.co.za

cake by dilshil.com

 

Fancy spending a night in one of these huts? Well this will be your view, African savanna……

 

magnoliacakes.co.za

 

 

 

 

Check out this bride & groom on their throne …..their home is also just around the corner… 🙂

 

suronah.co.za

 

 

This has been one of the sweetest trips around Africa, don’t you think?? 🙂 I have seen so many yummy creations i’m going African Delight crazy!! :-)….someone please invite me to a wedding or birthday party, or any occasion… I really want to order something as beautiful as these cakes since I am not good at baking at all. My only worry though is that I may not want to see the cake cut ….. 🙁

So what did you all think about these African Delights? Any of you ever had such a themed cake ? I would love to hear from you. Just drop your comments below.

I wish you all a delightful week and stay cool as usual and be good until we meet again 🙂

Click here to see what else I found on my yummy Africa web trip …

 

from “Deutschland” with luv,

Nakutana

 

 

4 Comments

  1. your cakes are amazing, how do i get details of one of the bakers? Are there any in africa if so what are their contacts preferably close to Zimbabwe.

    • Hello Agnes, thanks for stopping by. I sent you an email to ur googlemail with links to the bakers closest to Zimbabwe. I hope dat helps. Have a lovely weekend.

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