About

Hello, I’m Cynthia.

I was born in Nigeria and raised by my grandparents till I was 10. I started baking when I went to visit my mum during school holidays.  Baking together was what we did to relax and bond. I baked my first cake on my own aged 8. And till this day, the smell of baking evokes a feeling of happiness and safety.

I fell in love with England after I came here on holiday in 1999 on my first ever trip out of Nigeria when I was 17. I knew within 24hours of being in London that I wanted to live here someday. So after my first degree in Microbiology, I moved to England in 2004 to pursue an MBA at the University of Buckingham. I stayed afterwards, supposedly to “work for 1 year”!

I started baking full time after I went on maternity leave in 2009 because I was reluctant to leave my newborn son. The target at the time was to make one wedding cake a month. The business soon took on a life of its own, 2 shops and a team of bakers later, we were making over 80 wedding cakes in some months.


One of my biggest influences remains my grandfather Thomas. He was a barrister who would sometimes represent people who couldn’t afford the going rate. And he almost always won the case. His clients just paid him with whatever they could. So I grew up thinking it was normal for a lawyer to be sometimes paid with chickens, goats, yams, plantains or whatever  farm produce people had. It wasn’t till 4 years ago that I learnt just what lawyers earn! I learnt from my grandad that people, not money should be valued and when you are doing what you are passionate about, everyday is an adventure.

All I am and have is due to God's grace and favour. I'm aware of the blessings I have been given and with blessings come responsibility -I am keen to give back through my charity and to motivate others who are struggling with finding their place or feel they don't have what it takes.

With God all things are Possible...

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