What does cake mean to you? How does it make you feel?
To Blck Cocoa Bakes cake is defined by a few things. Its the feeling of nostalgia. The excitement of a class mate's birthday in elementary school. Vanilla birthday sheet cakes with too sweet icing that needed to be scraped off before taking a bite which I then happily indulged in.
Cornbread was the first thing I can remember baking. I watched my great-grandmother a.k.a Nanny whip up scratch-made Johnny cakes and cast iron cornbread with ease plenty of Sundays. I took after her love for cornbread. Any weekend that I wasn't at her house, I used Jiffy as a quick and easy remake of her creations.
"Get comfortable with being uncomfortable" has been a statementspoken on a daily ever since Blck Cocoa Bakes started in 2019. Before I began baking as a business, a lack of self-confidence and complacency was a crutch holding me back from getting outside of my comfort zone.