My name is Annalisa Nyamweda, and I am a baker based in Harare, Zimbabwe. As a young girl, I always thought I would grow up to be a hair guru because I loved everything about hair. However, life had other plans for me, and today I find pleasure moulding flour and fondant into various works of art.
My journey started after I became a mother when I decided to ditch the premixes and try baking from scratch so that I could control the ingredients to meet my family’s preferences. At first, it was more of a hobby, but eventually, it came to be an area of passion. In 2018 I decided to enhance my knowledge and advance my skills, by enrolling for a basic and intermediary baking course with Cakes by Tamanda.
Beginning of 2020 the Cake Sensation brand was born, and today I supply cakes for all sorts of occasions, cupcakes and Swiss rolls. Experience has made me fearless when it comes to trying out new things and upping my craft. Learning is a never-ending process as such; I continue to learn and perfect my skills. I know if I get comfortable, I will quickly become irrelevant. Customer expectations keep evolving, and the competition continues to grow as new talent, enters the industry.
I enjoy what I do and take pride in the quality of my work. I have learnt a lot by going through the process even though it’s been hard at times. Indeed there are no shortcuts to success. My vision is to grow my brand and become one of the leading confectioners in Zimbabwe. I would also love to create a learning hub for vulnerable children with the same passion, to utilise their God-given talents.
I believe everyone should identify their area of passion and invest in it. Sometimes that means trying out different things until you find the right one. Dream big, believe in yourself and have the heart to learn. A journey of many miles starts with one step, so start moving and don’t stop until you reach your goal.
Like Maya Angelou said “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”
Last but not least this journey would not have been possible without God. In everything put God first, trust in him, he has great plans for you and me. ‘But as it written Eye has not seen, nor ear heard nor entered the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9.
To see more of my work please follow Cake Sensation on social media: Instagram: cakesensationzim | Facebook: cakesensationzim. For cake orders contact via Facebook/Instagram messaging or call/whatsapp on +263 777 074 744. Thank you for supporting my hustle!