My favourite cake tool – small offset spatula

My small offset spatula is my most beloved cake tool. I use it to coat buttercream cakes and to crumb coat fondant cakes.

It is easier and more versatile than the big one which I also have.  I use the big offset spatula for crumb coating very large cakes only. Final smoothening will be with this small offset spatula.  I find it easier to control and maneuver.

offset spatula

The spatula is very helpful in picking up small fondant decorations like dots, letters and numbers etc.  I recently misplaced this spatula.  I had delivered and set up a wedding cake and forgot a small container with this spatula in it.  I searched all over the house for it.  I was sad as this spatula has been with me since my training days as a cake decorator.

I was reluctant to use my straight spatula as my knuckles kept digging into my buttercream cakes, making it difficult to smoothen.

I had to buy another spatula but I missed my old one with a wooden black handle.  The new offset spatula I bought was pink and had a plastic handle. Argh!

You could imagine my joy when I got my old spatula back.  I forgot it in the trunk of the car which took me to the wedding venue.  What a happy reunion we had!

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Popular nigerian traditional wedding cakes – Palmwine Gourd Cake

There are so many designs used in nigerian traditional wedding cakes. These cake designs are completely different from white or church wedding cake designs.

One of such design is the palmwine gourd or calabash cake.

Most brides love the gourd filled with palmwine and sometimes , spilling.

Palmwine most be present at EVERY traditional wedding in Nigeria.

In the olden days, the palmwine was usually served from a gourd/calabash.

This design is our signature cake design. We make the finest calabash cakes.

Business Focus

Gatsy Cakes is a cake decorating business based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

We make bespoke celebration cakes but our specialty is Nigerian traditional or native wedding cakes.

We love to give our brides an awesome cake experience.

Contact us on 0818 754 2564. A trial will convince you.

Work days

We were told on the Ultimate Blog Challenge to share our work days with our readers.

I work everyday, yes, no off-days. Actually, I have a day job which runs from 7.30am to 5.00pm. After that, I resume at my cake business, Gatsy Cakes.

Weekends are off days on my day job and full days at my cake business.

Cake business is time consuming but planning makes all the difference.

World Teachers Day 2018

Tomorrow, 5th October 2018 is World Teachers Day.

We have an ongoing promo for World Teachers Day cakes.

To celebrate teachers, we will gift any teacher a World Teachers Day Cake is ordered for a free 6-pack canned soft drink.

There’s still time to order some cupcakes for that teacher. Call, sms or WhatsApp 0818 754 2564 to place your order.

Happy Teachers Day.

Holiday season preparation.

The year is gradually winding down. The holiday season is upon us. Our cake business is making plans and preparations to maximize the season.

Trade fairs and exhibitions are taking place every weekend. We are currently searching for one that is a good match for our marketing and business objectives.

We also have holiday promos which we will kick off very soon. We love our brides and are planning big for them this season. Low budget should not stop you from having a nice cake on your wedding day.

This is my day 3 post in the October 2018 Ultimate Blog Challenge.