KZN Graduate Who Bakes Cakes for a Living Says She Learnt to Cook During Her High School Years

KZN Graduate Who Bakes Cakes for a Living Says She Learnt to Cook During Her High School Years

  • A baker in Durban, KZN is proof that a childhood hobby can build a lucrative career if you’re determined and creative enough
  • Phumelele Pamela Sikhakhane may be a Human Resource Management graduate, but her business takes centre stage
  • In a follow-up conversation with Briefly News, the 24-year-old shared where she learnt to bake

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Being a graduate in a specific course does not guarantee you’ll work in the field, one baker in Durban, KZN found.

The lady in Durban crafts the most stunning cakes and works as a baker
Phumelele Pamela Sikhakhane in KZN is a talented baker. Image: Supplied.
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Briefly News previously spoke to Phumelele Pamela Sikhakhane, who shared that while she had a qualification in Human Resource Management from Durban University of Technology (DUT), landing work in the field has been tough.

Now in a follow-up chat, the businesswoman shares where she learnt how to bake.

The KZN baker is talented

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Phumelele explains that during her years at school, the baking bug bit her and became a fond hobby she later crafted into a business:

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“I did Consumer Studies in high school, so I would say that is where I learnt the basics of baking.
“Then, with regards to cake designing, I attended a class by Mbali The Cake Mom. That’s where I learnt how to work with buttercream and fondant on cakes.”

The baker has made her family proud

The 24-year-old explains that while owning a business comes with various challenges, she always tries to be kind to all her customers and deliver professional service:

“I would say I have learnt that working with people is not easy, so you might not make all your customers happy.”

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Phumelele says that she is proud of her achievements thus far, and wants to continue growing her business and eventually open a bakery:

“My family members are very happy with me being a baker, because, due to the lack of job opportunities, many parents are just happy you can provide for yourself and contribute at home.”

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In another story by Briefly News, one dedicated lady in Johannesburg with a dumpling business has left many people inspired by her craft.

She has provided jobs for many people along the way, with the entire business made up of 10 people currently.

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