Cake lady with a creative eye
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.