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We celebrate Gareth Cliff’s birthday for the 3rd year in a row!

26 August 2016

Sensational Suga IS HIRING!

Vacancy: Head Baker (main role) & Assistant to Decorator/s

Location: Ravenswood, Boksburg (home-based)

Individual Requirements:
• Certificate in Baking / Pastry. Baking experience is essential.
• Time Management: Keep close track of customer orders and the time schedule.
• Self-motivated, organised and cooperative.
• Able to work alone yet be sociable.
• Customer Service: Maintain professionalism, general friendliness and willingness to assist in all situations.
• Be prepared to push yourself out your comfort zone and be challenged in order to grow
• Demonstrate versatility in preparing and creating a wide variety of designs and concepts.
• Constantly seek out and experiment with new ideas and methods.
• Take pride in and be passionate about your work.
• Creativity and attention to detail is crucial.
• Approach decorating as an art.

If you feel you possess the above skills and traits, please send your CV to A detailed list of Duties & Responsibilities will be sent to you should you be a potential candidate for interviewing.

Cliff Central Turns 2

02 May 2015

They said Cliff Central wouldn’t last 6 months and yet here they are 2 years later! Congrats to Gareth, Rina and the rest of the team. I was extra proud when Gareth Cliff thanked me in his speech (available on It has been such an honour to be part of the team since the start!

International Childhood Cancer Day

15 February 2015

It’s INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY today! As Cupcake Angels, my intern, Cassie and I spent the morning at the Peadeatric Oncology Ward at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to spoil the little warriors with cupcakes on behalf of Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer. Another proud ambassodor, Mrs South Africa 2015 Sarah-Kate was there to spoil the kiddies too with lots of cupcakes! CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA were handing out toys to these special chidlren. What a blessing to be part of such a great cause and create awareness on the Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer! Visit the following link to see how you can become a Cupcake Angel, throw a ‘Party of Hope’ or get involved:

St Francis Care Centre Fundraising Tea

On Saturday, 13 February 2015, the St Francis Care Centre held a Valentine’s Fundraising Tea Party at the St Dominic’s Parish Church. All proceeds went to the St Francis Care Centre.

Sensational Suga sponsored a Cake which was raffled off and sold for R1700. A total of R25,000 was raised on the day! A big congratulation to Cynthia and her team for all their dedication and hard work!

St Francis Care Centre:

Our mission is to provide a haven for the terminally ill where they will be nursed in a professional and comfortable environment whilst their physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs are catered for with care and dedication.

The St Francis Wish List includes:

  • Baby nappies
  • Adult nappies
  • Baby formula
  • Washing powder
  • Detergents
  • Margarine

‘Life as a Baker Extraordinaire’ Interview on Cliff Central

3 February 2016

Get to know me, my business and my journey by downloading the podcast of my interview on CliffCentral today!

My Favourite Cakes from 2015!

 CaRRol BoYes Charity Open Day

3 September 2015

My morning with Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer at the CaRRoL BoYeS Functional Art Open Day Charity Event. I baked 200 cupcakes which were given out and donations could be made towards this worthy cause.

We celebrate Gareth Cliff’s Birthday

26 August 2015

Happy birthday to the awesome Gareth Cliff! I am so glad to play a sweet role in his birthday once again. For his not so sweet tooth, I always make him my favourite Carrot Cake. Gareth loves Minions so we added a little fun to the cake! We love Cliff Central and the team!

Good Housekeeping Magazine Celebrity Bake Stars

28 July 2015

Queen of Tarts Tina Bester, Expresso’s Zola Nene and the MC for the day, private chef Neill Anthony, joined readers for a magical morning of sweet indulgence and expert baking tips, brought to you by Good Housekeeping, Snowflake, Lancewood, Bakers, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, Clicks Love to Bake, Huletts, Miele and Glad.
The event took place at the beautiful KleinKaap Boutique Hotel in Centurion.  Guests got to taste the 20 Bake Stars creations featured in the July issue of the magazine which Sensational Suga were privileged to bake for the Harvest Table.Guests got the opportunity to take part in a raffle and won great prizes. Raffle proceeds went to the Institute of the Blind, a nonprofit organisation that provides accommodation and care for the visually impaired.
All Guests received an amazing Good Housekeeping goody bag full of surprises!

Sensational Suga turns 2!!

01 July 2015

Sensational Suga was inspired by my love of chocolate, sugar and all things sweet.  On 1 July 2013 I quit my Marketing Job at a Financial Services firm, decided to follow my passion and have never looked back! It has by no means been an easy ride through discipline, dedication and trial ‘n error but the joy I receive by seeing my end product and the reactions from my clients is absolutely priceless!A big thanks to each and every one of you that has continued to support me throughout these 2 years! Without my incredibly loyal clients, friends and family it would not have been possible! And number 1 of course to God who has guided me every step of the way and continues to bless me! Looking forward to the next 50 years…

Cliff Central’s 1st Birthday Celebrations

01 May 2015

We were elated to be part of Cliff Central’s 1st Birthday Celebrations with our Sweet Treats!

Check us out in the March Issue of Hello Joburg Magazine

16 March 2015

We celebrated Ben’s birthday at Cliff Central

02 December 2014

We popped into the Cliff Central studio for Ben’s Birthday with Cookies & Cream Cupcakes. Ben shares a birthday with me funnily enough and with Britney Spears :)

We celebrate the launch of Hot FM91.9 with Radio Legends

17 November 2014

Hot FM 91.9 launched live on radio playing Joburg’s Best Old School and R&B. We were asked to do some special cupcakes and got to meet all the radio legends. We also celebrated Mark Scott’s birthday with Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer!

Mrs SA 2015, Sarah-Kate & Darren Scott Celebrate Matthew’s 1st Birthday

24 September 2014

I was honoured and excited to make Matty’s 1st birthday cake. A collaboration of Baby Jake and Barney. The couple graciously opened their home to me and Daniela Moser Photography as we did a Cake Smash photo shoot too.

Damon Kalvari’s Birthday on Cliff Central

01 September 2014

We collaborated with Gareth Cliff to make Damon a jar full of choc chip cookies, white chocolate & cranberry cookies and a cookie monster cupcake! I chatted on air with Gareth, Damon and the team. Happy Birthday to the Master Cookie Monster, Damon!

We celebrated Gareth Cliff’s birthday at Cliff Central

26 August 2014

We popped into the Cliff Central studio to spoil Gareth Cliff to a Carrot Cake topped with Pecan Nut Brittle. The cupcakes were for the team to enjoy.  We chatted with him on air about Sensational Suga for a while. PJ Powers happened to be in studio to sing Happy Birthday to Gareth, so I got to meet her as too.

Hello Joburg Pamper Day for Joburg Bloggers

16 August 2014

The Hello Joburg Magazine held a Pamper Day for all the woman bloggers in Joburg at the Hyde Park Tsogo Sun. Sensational Suga presented each blogger with a personalised cupcake.

Our Display for the Huletts Stand at the Good Housekeeping Magazine Celebrity Bake Stars Event

13 August 2014

Our appearance on Cliff Central & Comedy Central

01 June 2014

On Friday, 30 May 2014 we were delighted to treat Gareth Cliff and his team, Mabale Moloi, Leigh-Ann Mol and Damon Kalvari to an “unscripted-uncensored- unradio-inspired” Chocolate Ganache cake (our favourite and most popular).

With all the excitement going on, we unfortunately didn’t take close-up photos of the cake, but below is a sneak peak.  Gareth Cliff graciously allowed me to join the team in Studio and we briefly chatted about the cake etc. The interview was streamed online through We Chat and on DSTV’s channel, 122 Comedy Central.

We love treating the team and will be back soon, so keep your eyes pealed!

I was thrilled with the compliments received by the team too “the best I’ve ever seen”, “very talented” etc.

Our Cupcakes featured on SABC1′s, Sport@10 for Thomas Mlambo’s Birthday

22 May 2014

We were honoured to be asked to make cupcakes for Thomas Mlambo’s Birthday yesterday! Two of the cupcakes were featured on SABC1′s hosted by Thomas.  These 2 cupcakes were given to Zuraida Jardine for a quiz that she won.  We hope Thomas had an extra special day and we’re chuffed to be able to treat him.

Our Feature in the Hello Joburg Magazine – April 2014 Edition

03 May 2014

You can also view the article here.

5FM’s South Park Cupcakes

09 January 2014

We popped into the 5FM Studio to spoil the Morning Drive Team to personalised cupcakes inspired by the South Park theme.

Sensational Suga Gives Back

23 December 2013

We got the privilege to meet a little warrior, Monique and her family on Saturday. Monique is struggling with cancer of the muscles and she has been through chemo and radiation so far. This little angel turned 4 years old on Saturday and we were blessed to give her our ‘Adventure Girl Cake’ to celebrate! She was very camera shy. Although Monique and her family live in Kragbron (outside Sasolburg in the Free State) and struggle to get through each month, you’ll never see so much love in a family despite the struggles they face. We managed to gather cash donations for this family and we pray that they will continue to be blessed! Thank you to everyone that contributed to making this day extra special for her! xx


Privileged to work with Dot from Eat Cake Party

12 December 2013

I had the incredible privilege of working with Dot from Eat Cake Party the past 2 days! As you can see below, we worked hard! Her humility and talent makes Charly’s Bakery and the Cake Boss look (with all due respect) amateur. Dot truly is THE cake artist of the century. She has empowered me and I aspire to be as great as she is! South African’s need to learn and experience what great cake really is…

Get It Magazine – Giving back to Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer

5 November 2013