Her love for baking started at the age of 16 years for Vanessa Maila now a 26 year old from Pretoria Gardens. In 2017 she started her business The Tasty and Creative Cakes. The company provides creative ideas, new sponge recipes and stand out from most if not all their South African baking competitors.

She was taught her craft by her late grandmother who used to encourage her to learn to cook and bake. She further did hospitality at Hoerskool Tuine from Grade 9 up to grade 12. “Most of the techniques I know today are self taught.” She says.
Most companies in South Africa including The Tasty and Creative Cakes are facing a challenge of not finding a suitable place for their businesses and sometimes the rent is too expensive.

“The company is different from others because it gives clients excellent service and also with our baking classes we provide toolkits to empower our learners.” She says.
She creates new specials on a monthly basis. She hopes that one day she will supply big stores like Spar and Checkers. “I know that it will not be an easy task but it is not impossible.” She says. She says Bongi, Lufuno, Elias, and Castro have been assisting and instrumental with her business and its success. #ladi_jaja?

Article By: Phozisa Mandela.

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