Cake lady with a cre­ative eye

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS - By JENNY MCCUDDEN

WHEN Martina Small’s two sons grad­u­ated from IT Sligo re­cently the proud mum wanted to make a very spe­cial cake to mark the oc­ca­sion.

The Gur­teen na­tive who lives in Cul­fadda could have gone for the usual ‘Caps and Scrolls’ but opted in­stead for some­thing a lit­tle more un­usual.

As she ex­plains: “Both Martin and Pat went back as ma­ture stu­dents to IT Sligo. I was down there one day and saw the fish sculp­ture at the main en­trance and de­cided that would be my cake.”

The lo­cally de­signed ‘Salmon of Knowl­edge’ sculp­ture is lo­cated on the main plaza at the In­sti­tute. And Martina was de­lighted with how her cre­ative cake turned out.

“Martin (33) did cre­ative de­sign and Pat (26) did pre­ci­sion en­gi­neer­ing. They went back to ed­u­ca­tion as they wanted to suc­ceed. I’m very proud of them,” says Martina.

Martina who works as a home help only started bak­ing three years ago and has since turned her hobby into a part time busi­ness called Kake Krea- tionz, based out of her home in Cul­fadda.

“Busi­ness is go­ing well,” she says, “peo­ple come to me with all sorts of re­quests and I do love a quirky de­sign.”

She even made a replica of the plane David McGowan brought into En­nis­crone.

“I also did a com­mis­sion re­cently for a man who loves O’Hara’s bread. I wrapped the cake board in the bread wrap­ping and had a toaster, two slices of toast and an egg as part of the de­sign.”

Two weeks ago Martina was up to her eyes in cake dough as she baked an im­pres­sive 40’ by 11’ inch cake for Topchem Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals in Bal­ly­mote who cel­e­brated 10 years in busi­ness.

“There was def­i­nitely enough to go around,” she jokes!

Martina Small of Kake Kreationz with her Topchem cake. Em­ploy­ees thought it was an ac­tual model

A 30th Birth­day cake for a lover of O’Hara’s sliced pan com­plete with boiled egg!

Martina Small’s Salmon of Knowl­edge cake that she cre­ated to cel­e­brate her boy’s re­cent grad­u­a­tion.

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