The CAke festival

A Brief History

The Cake Festival is a premier baking event in East and Central Africa offering a unique opportunity for industry gurus. It targets home-based cake bakers, as well as start-ups, and industrial and professional bakers. It provides a platform for these groups to interact, showcase products and inform the target market of their services. It also establishes links in the industry through a forum. The event also includes several baking competitions that enforce industry benchmarks and allow participants to showcase their skills. The Cake Festival concurrently brings together the Industry players and treats the public and other cake and baking enthusiasts to a family fun day out.
The Cake Festival also hosts the East African Baking Summit, The Bakers Forum, and A Sweet Tooth Affair, which is held in Nyali, Mombasa.

The Objectives

To raise funds for bright needy students’ secondary school scholarships.

To provide bakers with a platform to showcase their creativity.

To offer Kenyans the opportunity to interact with reliable bakers as they discover new trends and varieties.

To raise the baking standards in Kenya and to provide a platform for validating bakers through different baking competitions.

To become the platform in the baking industry to link supplies and consumers efficiently. 

Affiliation & Qualification

The Cake Festival is a fundraiser for Edumed Trust, which supported its first student in 1997 using funds the two founders donated. It has developed over the years. A board of trustees runs the trust and formulates policies and guidelines. It also has an executive board, comprising volunteers, which is responsible for strategic planning and oversees the day to day operations. It has a lean secretariat. Edumed Trust supports all qualifying needy students irrespective of their ethnicity, race, creed, or religious affiliation.

To qualify for Edumed’s support, one must have attained a minimum of 375 points for boys and 350 points for girls in their KCPE exam and admitted to a public  secondary school. The applicants must demonstrate need in the selection interviews that are held in April of every year, after successful completion and submission of an application form. Edumed partners are welcome to participate in student’s intake interviews as panellists.

The Cake Festival

The Cake Festival is the premier baking event in East and Central Africa offering a unique opportunity for industry experts. It targets home-based bakers, as well as start-ups. Concurrently, it opens up for bakers to showcase their products to many Kenyans and opens up market expansion opportunities. The event also features baking competitions for benchmarking cake industry standards. 

The Cake Festival not only brings together the Industry players but also treats the public and other cake enthusiasts to a family fun day out. The Cake Festival also hosts the East African Baking Summit, The Bakers Forum and A Sweet Tooth Affair which is held in Nyali, Mombasa.