My name is Naseeha & I run a small artisan cake studio called Oh My Cake! I first fell in love with cakes & sugar art five years ago, when I joined a part-time cake decorating class. At the time, I was completing a Masters degree in Human Genetics & wanted to try something creative to let off some steam on the weekends.
My initial flirtation with cake art quickly turned into obsession, & then snowballed into a full-blown love affair. I love pushing the boundaries of edible art, experimenting with chocolate, buttercream, sugar-paste & wafer paper to create cakes that look like art & taste like dessert.
I live in a happy little home in Johannesburg with my loving hubby & mischievous kitten, Benji. I love lazy Sundays, & I’ll never turn down a good (& frothy!) cappuccino. I am a self-confessed Instagram addict, constantly trawling my feeds for cake design inspiration & looking for something new to learn from all the amazing artists around me.
The thing I love most about being in this business is the joy I get from interacting with the people I create cakes for. Their inspiration is almost always somebody they love: a daughter turning three, who needs a cake to make her feel like the little princess she is, or a lifelong friend who is departing on a new adventure & can’t leave without a special cake to sweeten the otherwise bittersweet farewell. I feel so fortunate to be a part of their lives, & I relish both the journey – from the wedding cake, to the baby shower cake, to the first birthday cake – & the reaction to every fun & quirky cake I design for them.
People are my inspiration. YOU are my inspiration! It sounds corny, but it’s true. And that’s why I want to start this blog, to connect with you. I’ll be sharing behind-the-scenes looks at how I put my cakes together, my favourite recipes, tutorials for you to try, my thoughts on trends in cake design & all the mind-blowing cake art from the decorators I admire across the world.
If you’re here because you follow Oh My Cake! on social media or I’ve created a cake for you before, thank you for indulging me with my first crack at a blog post – I’m so excited to have you here 🙂 And if you’re new, welcome! I hope you’ll stay & learn something new, or just grab a cup of coffee & relax while I share my cake-obsessed musings with you every week.
Your friendly neighbourhood cake addict,