The Lekki-Ajah International Cake Fair, West Africa’s first international cake fair holds on Tuesday, 21 June and Wednesday, 22 June, 2011 at the Protea Hotel (Oakwood Park) on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos State.

The fair which is now in its fourth year is West Africa’s biggest cake and sugar craft show and this year’s event is expected to be the biggest gathering of cake making and sugar craft stars in Africa.

The fair features a variety of events and activities which are meant to inform, educate and entertain. These include a massive exhibition of wedding and novelty cake (by over fifty cake makers from Nigeria, Ghana, Benin Republic and others), free and paid demonstration and hands on workshops facilitated by renowned sugarcrafters like Sikuola Adewuyi (Cake ‘n’ Candy), Chinezie Ibuoka (Honey Suckle), Tosan Jemide (Cake By Tosan), Fehintola Adebowale (Sugar Magic), Ndrika Udoyeh (Bakers Option), Ayodeji Ajibade (Enchanti Cakes), Omolabake Abrigo (Cake Expression), Juliet Uzoeze (Cake Flair) and several others exciting demonstrations on desserts and intensive practical session on bread making and exotic breads.

Put together by Mel Cakes ‘n’ More and Just Cakes by Somchez, the fair is set to delight cake making enthusiasts and lovers all over Nigeria, and indeed Africa as they will be presented with the opportunity of seeing some of the most beautiful, captivating and enthralling cakes ever made in Nigeria and other parts of Africa.

In addition, they will also get a chance to taste these sumptuous and delicious cakes as free cakes will be available all through the two-day event.

Explaining the reason for organising the fair, Miriam Nwokoro of Mel Cakes ‘n’ More and Eniye Okoye of Just Cakes by Somchez said it is principally to bring together and help develop the large but fragmeted cake and confectionery business sector in Nigeria and Africa in general.