The Cake Festival premiered in 2009 at the Nairobi Safari Walk. There were 20 professional bakers who participated and 637 guests attended.
In 2010, the festival was held at the Splash Water World. There were 35 professional and armature bakers serving 1900 guests.
The Cake Festival opened new opportunities to collaborate with bakers and saw the number of bakers participating in different capacities rise to 100. The event also hosted about 4000 guests.
In 2019, the festival launched the East Africa Baking Summit. This saw 123 bakers participate in different capacities and the festival hosting more than 4000 guests in the different platforms.