Zola Nene and Katlego Maboe on World Baking Day. Picture: Megan Baadjies
Yesterday was World Baking Day- the sweetest day on the food calendar and a great day to bake your cake and eat it. 

If you missed it, there's no need to panic, you can still bake your favourite cake and share the joy this weekend.  

Baking is a great stress reliever and an activity the whole family can enjoy. 

It's a good excuse for professional and amateur bakers to show off their baking skills and spread the love one slice at a time. 

Local foodies, J'Something and Zola Nene were part of Thursday's Baking Day festivities and hosted cake- off classes in Pretoria and Cape Town, respectively, where guests could watch them in action and enjoy a slice of cake afterwards. 


In Cape Town, at the Velvet Cape Company, Zola showed guests how to make her Piña Colada Layered Cake, with help from television personalty Katlego Maboe. 

Needless to say, the cake was a hit! 


With thousands of recipes out there, your biggest challenge is finding the right one and get cracking.

Lancewood is looking for the country’s best home-baker in their cake-off competition, where the winner gets an all expenses paid trip to New York.

Contestants can submit their most creative sweet or savoury recipes using at least one Lancewood product.

Bakers can upload their recipes with a picture and the Lancewood product used in the recipe to www.lancewoodcakeoff.co.za.

Video by: Tamryn Christians (Ana)