January 21, 2016

My Favorite Creative Cakes by Cakes

There isn't anybody who reads my blog that doesn't know that my husband, who I fondly call Cakes, is a baker and cake designer in Lagos. From simple buttercream cakes to very creative cakes, commonly called character cakes. I know there's a time and place for everything, but I always wish his clients and customers would push the creative envelope. His team is very capable of making those kinds of cakes and I wish they had more orders for character cakes - but that's just me.

Today I'd like to share my favorite character cakes that have come from his bakery. I hope you like them as well.




You'd be surprised how many trunk box cakes are ordered. A WHOLE LOT!


Soooooooo many people loved this baby shower cake!


I think this red bustier and lace bridal shower cake is very pretty.


The owner of this cake and I designed this cake.


I clearly remember walking into the bakery on this particular day and wondering why they left a wooden spoon on the cake... not knowing it was made of fondant!



This one definitely had to make the list as I helped design it while Cakes was away for the weekend :)


I loved the very American baby shower cake too. It was very clean. I like clean, sharp cakes.


I'm not into football but the colors on this cake make me smile.

Does anyone miss his teeny weeny afro by the way?



 I think I like this cake because it was a trunk box AND a suitcase cake.


Ah ha! This one was from last week. Don't the eggs look so real?!?!?!




When he first told me about this cake below - that his bride wanted feathers, I won't lie, I was anxious and wondered whether Cakes them could do it well. Judge for yourself.




I think this Minions cake is so cute. I don't like minions sha. They're annoying.

Oooh, I loved how high and blingy this cake was.


Who knows anyone at the DSTV Nigeria Head office? Their next cake should DEFINITELY come from Cakes!


This circus-themed cake for my friend's son was very very nice!

But THIS was the masterpiece! To date, it's my favorite cake he's ever made. I wish you could see how large it was. My friend refused to cut the cake for a couple of days.



If you're in Nigeria (or coming to Nigeria for an event) and looking for a creative (or simple) cake that will not break the bank, the phone number to call is 08094263869 or 08033118995. Also follow them on Instagram to see more photos of very lovely cakes - @Cakesiena . His business' blog which I do a poor job of managing is here.

55 comments:

  1. Omg; love them all but the baby's bum is definitely one of my fAvourites

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    1. Hehe, it was a lot of people's favorites too!

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    2. right? definitely the baby's bum for me too.

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    3. Berry, just stumbled on your blog from sis yemmie's blog. Is cakes into full wedding cake? My wedding is in April. All I see is character cake. I have a design for my white wedding. It's just the traditional I'm a bit confused about. Don't like all those trunk boxes. Where in Lagos is the bakery. I'd like for my fiance and I to meet up with you n your cakes.

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    4. Hello Yen. He makes all kinds of cakes, wedding included. Check his instagram account @cakesiena to see more photos. If you have design already for your white wedding, and need help with the trad he can definitely help. The number is 08094263869. Let them know you came from the blog

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  2. wow. am impressed.

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  3. Wow! I can only imagine the amount of effort and attention to detail that was committed to making these cakes. Indeed, one's passion for their craft always shows in the quality of their work. I am so inspired!

    Those eggs looked so real, like they got the exact shade of an actual shell. This is ART!

    Well done Cakes. God bless the works of your hands always.





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    1. You're creative with your hands, so you know the level of effort and attention to detail that's required! You definitely have to be passionate about what you're doing to put in that amount of work.

      I'm still trying to figure out how they got the egg shell color!

      Amen and Amen!

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  4. Wow!! Lovely cakes
    Its hard to have a favourite.

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    1. Thank you. Every now and then I have a hard time too but that last circus cake. I remember my reaction - nothing can top it.

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  5. Wow A-mazing!!! I especially love the first baby shower cake too cute.

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  6. Wow... see me smiling and shaking my head in amazement all through. Art, creativity, talent... all join. He's blessed!

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    1. Aww, thank you. Glad we could make you smile :)

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  7. These cakes are lovely and they are making me crave for one now lol. I really love the bridal shower and paris cake.
    Ps: the eggs and the wooden spoon look so real.
    FASHION REHAB

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    1. Thanks thanks thanks. You can order a small red velvet or carrot cake one of these days. OR hint your hubby for Valentine's Day :D

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  8. they are lovely cakes. very masterful. not hastily done as most work in Nigeria seems to be.
    Thumbs up cakes.

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    1. Thanks a lot. There ARE some hastily done cakes to be sure - that's just the nature of business sometimes.

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  9. Hey!!! Really lovely, all of them. Well done to Cakes and more grace!!!

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  10. Remember what I said yesterday, this year is Cakes year o!! We are waiting x

    www.Anemistyle.com

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  11. Can your husband open a bakery in Yankee? Chei see designs..awesome

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  12. Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!! I was wowed by the circus cake he made and still still wows me even today....

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  13. Your husband is really talented.

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    1. Thank you. I'm inclined to agree with you :p

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  14. I just checked the blog. Creativity at its best, I cant even fathom how he designed those cakes. Now I know where to order my cake from when the right timing comes. Well-done to your husband, the bible says a man that his diligent in his work, he shall stand before kings and not mean men. Very soon his fame will spread abroad,keep up the good work

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  15. Cakes would definitely make my wedding cake!!! First I need to find the husband pls pray for me o. Lol

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    1. Amen to your prayers, and May God bring your right man at the best time. We'll be ready to make your cake whenever you call :)

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  17. He's very creative o and hardworking.His work speaks for him.All the cakes are beautiful.
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  18. awww.....i'm so perplexed ...he is so talented....thumps up for cakes

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  19. Omg lovely lovely!!! I'm so totally clumsy with my hands i can't fathom how one person can create these beautiful edible things lol. I don't have a favourite per se. Just admire little details in all of them. The well-crafted feathers on the chicken. The lines on the babies foot. The grains in the wooden spoon. The pounds on the trunk cake. Perfect attention to detail. More butter to his elbow lol

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    1. Awwww, thanks a lot Mitchell. I can be quite clumsy with my hands too

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  20. Wow that is pure talent!!! May God continue blessing the work of his hands!

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  21. Wow! Great! Superb! They are all so beautiful and inviting.
    May God bless your husband's business.

    G

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  22. Wow!I'm super wowed. I've saved the number. God bless cake!

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    1. Lol, thanks. Make sure you order soon.

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  23. Wow!! I love love love the baby bottom cake!!! My hubby thought it was super cute too. I want that for my baby shower but my my it would be too hard to cut into such cuteness!
    - Maureen

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    1. LOL, have your hubby cut the cake then :D

      Thanks a lot.

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  24. Mehn, this is some art!!!! Gosh, they're all my favorite!! Okay, maybe the baby one got me more. Saved the number, Welldone to him!!

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    1. Yay, that's great! Looking forward to creating somn cool!

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  25. This is so creative. The wedding cake with feathers blew me away! Wow!

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  26. The topic of this post got me laughing... Cakes by Cakes lol. I must say the cakes are so beautiful. My favourites is the one with the DSTV remote and the one with chicken and its eggs. Seeing so much cakes now, I feel like grabbing a cake.

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