Not Akara (fried bean cakes) or Moin Moin ( steamed bean cakes). These are actual flour, eggs,sugar, butter and  beautifully iced cakes.

 Yoruba Cakes is based in Mexico and like any other bakery it serves cupcakes, decorated cakes, desserts and pastries in all flavours- Chocolate, Vanilla,  Nutella, Mocha, Oreo, Mango, Lemon etc 

But with a difference –  every single cake, pastry or dessert is dedicated to a Yoruba deity, complete with Orisha colours and motifs.  With 5 star reviews and lots of happy customers. Imagine if I opened a cake shop like that on Awolowo Road? Lol….

Sango, Yemoja, Osun no deity left out. Stunning sugar craft too. Have a look yourself…(To help with download speed the 11 fullsize pictures have been split into 11  pages. Make sure you click on the pages link at the bottom of the post to see them all)





2 thoughts on “Yoruba Cakes

  1. AGO!!!!
    The recipes and aesthetics of those cakes are European, all this has nothing to do with our Ancestors. This is a submissive behavior from us to the massive oppression from the “colonizers”. We have this in Brazil too, in some spiritual houses. To create cakes honoring specific Orixa'(Orisa), to display on a table(as show off) and to offer to the public. I also witness when cakes are offered to the waters. Oh! I felt and thought: “since when is healthy those ingredients into the water? The fish will eat this, we and other animals will drink the water”!!!!!. This is horrible. I do not like at all. The diets are not us humans who eat so much sugar, flours, yeast, salt, etc and get sick and get obsessive going to detox diets.
    The are so much creativity, beauty and healthy among the cultures of our African Ancestors, we just need to continue to dig deep and listen their voices on us.
    Isaura Oliveira

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