Excellent Yummy Mummy Awards
|Posted on 9 March, 2021 at 2:05|
NOMINATION CATEGORY: MUM-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Krystle Ijeoma Oguntayo is the owner and Chief Cake Engineer of Just Like Mummy’s Ltd, a cake baking and decorating company based in Dartford, Kent. She a mother to four amazing children and a wife to the best husband in the world.
Just Like Mummy’s started 10 years ago whilst she was pregnant with her first child. Her mother was a baker and as a child of Nigerian origin, helping her mum bake was a given. Kystle fondly recalls helping her whisk the batter, making the buttercream icing and licking the bowl once she had finished. Sadly, her mother passed away from Cancer when she was 23 years old so when she was pregnant, the “nesting” stage began to kick in and she had the urge to bake! She remembered how the cake batter should taste, smell and using her natural instincts began to bake cakes as a hobby. She had her first paid cake order in November 2011 and began to make cakes Just Like My Mummy; officially Just Like Mummy’s had been created.
Over the last 10 years, Just Like Mummy’s has grown from strength to strength! As a home based bakery they take pride in creating a great tasting and bespoke cake creation that remains the centrepiece of any occasions. Specialising in cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other cakey treats, they have brought smiles to many weddings, birthdays, showers and christening occasions. In 2013, she won a Certificate of Merit in the prestigious Cake International Show in the Sculpted Novelty Cake category and also obtained her second Certificate of Merit in the 2015 Cake International Show Wedding Cake category. The team have also been nominated and shortlisted in many recognisable industry awards such as the Bridebook Wedding Awards 2017 and a finalist in The UK African Wedding awards 2017.
But to date, thier biggest achievement is the ability to give back to others and encourage other mothers or bakers to use the gifts God gave to them. Krystle has been a Probation Officer for 14 years and working full time, whilst juggling a business, and raising a family has, at times, been challenging; but knowing that each cake has been baked and received in love is a feeling that can not be replaced. In 2019 she launched the Just Like Mummy’s School of Baking where she is able to give back to her community and encourage and mentor upcoming bakers and young children. Due to COVID-19, they were unable to run any face-to-face classes, but being undeterred by this, they quickly began offering online virtual classes and created Quarantine Birthday Cake kits so that you could also bake a cake at home for your loved ones and have a virtual baking party as hosted by them. With the first lockdown also came their baking series Youtube series “14 things to bake with the kids” staring her very own crew to help parents bake with your children as a break away from home-schooling. Seeing them bake like mini professionals really strengthened her Raison d'être; She has been able to create something that can be passed onto my children, just like her mother passed on her passion onto her. Her ethos of creating multiple stream of income from doing what you love has also been transferred onto to her daughters (aged 13, 10 and 6) who created their own sorbet company – Sorbet Sistaz this year during lockdown.
We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 14th of March 2021.
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