Wambui Gachiri is a Kenyan cake designer and seasoned retail banker with fifteen years’ experience and currently serves as Regional Manager for one of the leading financial institutions in Kenya. Baking started as a hobby in 2011 which she eventually turned commercial in January 2018. A foodie by her confession, Wambui did training in culinary art majoring in pastries and 2019 she attended a week-long wedding cake masterclass in South Africa. Sumaiya Omar popularly known as the ‘Cake Dutchess’, an award-winning instructor conducted the training.
The cake industry in Kenya is growing steadily, and competition is increasing by the day. Unique and creative designs are popping up every day and so to stay ahead of the game Wambui believes that the key is to keep learning and trying out new techniques. She applauds her mentors who continue to guide as she navigates industry an continues to develop her skill. The big goal is to venture into cake art full time specialising in wedding and novelty cakes. Currently, as she juggles family, a banking career, and the cake business, planning helps to keep the balance.
To anyone pursuing an area of passion, her advice is to invest in your trade, be willing to put in the hours required for you to succeed. Be a student; keep looking for new opportunities to learn and find ways to differentiate yourself from the competition. When you stand out, people can’t ignore your presence.
When she is not creating art with fondant or cracking figures behind her desk as a banker, Wambui enjoys spending time with family and staying fit. She is a fitness enthusiast who spends most of her free time outdoors jogging, hiking, or working out in the gym.
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