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8 of Cape Towns Best Instagram Home Bakers

09 April 2019 | 1 comments | Posted by Shamima Ahmed in Masterchefs

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South African's are renowned for having incredibly sweet-toothed! If we are not borderline suffering from a toothache, we are not living! Every event you get invited to, regardless of its size, you bound to find some delicious dessert waiting to be devoured! I mean, even your granny has that box of Romany Creams, just waiting in the cupboard for the unsuspected visitor. (Side note: you should visit your granny because she misses you and those Romany Creams ain't gonna eat themselves.)

To service, this demand for our nations increased sugar cravings, a number of talented bakers have started to pursue their passions fulltime! Instagram feeds are teaming with mouth-watering treats but how do you know which ones to choose! Here's a list that comes highly recommended in Cape Town. 

Disclaimer: The list below is in no particular order and all have great reviews from previous clients. Tastes do vary from person to person, and nichemarket cannot be held liable for an unhappy customer.

1. Justtbaked 

Location: Rondebosch, Cape Town
Instagram: @justtbaked

A self-taught home baker, Lameez Abrahams is the face behind just baked. Using bright pops of colour on her delicious bakes, her creations will leave an impression on both your eyes and your tongue. 

2. Indulgence SA

Location: Cape Town
Instagram: @indulgence.sa

Aneesa is another home baker from Cape Town, taking Instagram by Storm! Indulgence SA does everything from wedding and birthday cakes, tartlets, pavlovas, cupcakes and more. Her cakes and desserts are sure to be a hit at any occasion! 

3. The Cake Duchess

Location: Cape Town
Instagram: @the_cake_duchess

The face behind The Cake Duchess is Cape Town based Sumaiya Omar. With years of experience in the hospitality industry, internationally and locally, The Duchess combines her visual art skills and baking passion to create works of art from flour, sugar and eggs.

4. Patisserie by Nishaad 

Location: Cape Town
Instagram: @patisserie_by_nishaad

Living her best life in Cape Town, Nishaad is a commerce graduate turned Chef de patisserie who is taking the baking world by storm. Her treats are both tantalising and beautifully presented! Definitely, one to keep on file if you looking to impress family and friends!

5. Decadent Creations by Aisha

Location: Ottery, Cape Town
Instagram: @decadent_creations_by_aisha

Aisha Salie is the brains behind Decadent Creations by Aisha. This badass Mom, wife and baker know exactly how to treat the tastebud of the young and old! From sides to main features, her choices are bold and never fails to deliver high-quality baked goods.

6. The Baking Shell

Location: Parrow, Cape Town
Instagram: @thebakingshell

Noorjahaan Cameroodien is the baker behind The Baking Shell. She prides herself is being proudly South African and using the finest ingredients in her baked good. From unicorn and wedding cakes to cupcakes and tartlets, this baker has something for all types of sweet cravings! 

7. Cuppy Cake Central

Location: Athlone, Cape Town
Instagram: @cuppycakecentral

Despite the name Cuppy Cake Central this baker creates does way more than just gorgeous cupcakes! Baker Rukshana Parker would rather be making cupcakes than running marathons and I guess all her time in the kitchen has paid off because her creations are divine!

8.Rukshana Rawoot

Location: Goodwood, Cape Town
Instagram: @rukshanarawoot

Cake enthusiast Rukshana Rawoot is the new kid in the baking circle but already making strides. Her creativity combined with her yummy tasting goodies assures me she will be creating many a masterpiece in future. 

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  • All images sourced from the bakers instagram accounts!

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