Cake Angels Impress Kids – The Border Watch

KITCHEN WHIZ: Beginning her baking journey when the pandemic was at its peak, Jani Naudé demonstrated her caring nature and baking skills to the Australian Cake Angels Network and will continue to do so as orders keep coming in.

Tyler Redway

AFTER moving from South Africa to Australia a few years ago, Jani Naudé thought it was time to move from working as a paramedic to being a baker for the Australian Cake Angels Network.

The Cake Angels, which specializes in providing decorative cakes for sick and disabled children, was established in 2011 and recently moved state to state for a wider service area.

Ms Naudé demonstrated everything she learned during her short time as a baker, saying she started again during the main phase of the pandemic.

“I was bored, our family had also been through a pretty traumatic event, and I was at a point where I was wondering if I was going to continue being a paramedic forever or just move on to something that I really enjoy?” said Madame Naudé.

“I like being a paramedic, but with that [baking] I can use my creative side.

Ms Naudé said she now handles around 5-7 orders a week after signing up to the network just a month ago, adding that she had always cooked for her family, but not at the level she now works in. reason for “more practice”.

She added that the Cake Angels hadn’t received much support as the service was still fresh in the area.

“There’s not a lot of support, but that’s because it’s new here and we really need to spread the word,” she said.

“I think it’s just a matter of getting the word out when this service is available.”

Ms Naudé said she was constantly checking her email to see if any further details had been sent to make more cakes for other children’s requests.

She also added that the most enjoyable part of what she does is how each recipient reacts.

“When they see their cake and their whole face lights up, my whole body gets goosebumps,” she said.

“I’m just amazed that I can help them even if it’s just for a little while.”

She mentioned that people don’t have to be a registered baker to contribute to Cake Angels, with as little as homemade cookies, brownies or other baked goods being welcomed as a donation.

“You don’t have to be a baker to be registered as a Cake Angel, you just have to love baking,” Ms. Naudé said.

Ms Naudé said she would continue to do so as long as orders continued to come in and said she wanted to get into more charity work with the network.

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