WE MEET THE QUEEN OF SCRUMPTIOUS TREATS, CHEF SASSY FROM SASSY BAKES

Chef Sumi Engelbrecht followed her passion and turned a career in the food industry into her own baked goods business that’s now taking Mzansi by storm.

Chef Sassy made her start in the food business about 17 years ago. She was eventually inspired to follow her passion and start her Sassy Bakes and now creates delicious colourful baked goods that have become the life of many parties.  

“Cake has always been more soothing for me, because I really get to showcase my creativity. It’s very delicate and takes a lot of time, but I love what I do,” shares Sassy.  

What started out as a hobby has turned into a very lucrative business for the inspiring entrepreneur, who runs her business from home and is empowering others as her journey expands. 

“We converted what used to be my garage into the Sassy Studio, and we’re booked for the next two months. That’s how hectic it is right now, and that’s amazing,” she says.  

Try the scrumptious Orange and Pistachio cake as made by Sassy Bakes on the show.

We asked Chef Sassy about the legacy she would like to leave behind and what has been key for her success.

How does ‘living better’ influence your design process / how does your work inspire living better?

To have a positive mindset

What legacy would you like to leave behind through your design / work / business?

“To be known as the Cake Artist who Bakes with love”

What piece of advice would you like to share with South Africa?

“You truly need to love what you do with your whole being in order for you to excel”

What is your motto for your business?

“Consistency is key”

How has your business shaped you?  

“It’s taught me to push myself to do better all the time”

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