A cake should look beautiful and taste delicious as well
Disclaimer: This piece comes from a place of love. I love baking, and I know how difficult it is to create something close to perfect, (I have had many a disaster trying to make cakes) and I’m not the best yet. I don’t own a bakery. I respect those who put their love of baking to good use. However, I have sharp taste buds, and I believe once I’m paying for a piece of cake or bread, it must be tasty.
Kareena cakes are popular with my friends at work, and I have learned they are not the only ones. It is the go-to cake place for many Ghanaians. I discovered it in February. My first piece of Kareena cake was moist, light and not too sweet but the packaging was dreadful, the frosting was almost dripping, and it looked like a five-year-old had put it together. The good thing was before the cake arrived, everyone had raved about it so much I couldn’t allow the poor presentation to put me off.
The presentation and the taste didn’t change much in 2012, and each time I had a bite, I wondered why it was the most popular cake here. I just had some yesterday, and I’ll pay for people I know not to buy Kareena cakes any longer.
Over the last year, each bite tasted the same – utterly bland, wet with atrocious frosting. It didn’t matter what kind of cake one chose, neither does the filling or the frosting. They all tasted the same- the worst cakes anyone could ever have.
We had some at work a few days ago, and I noticed it didn’t move like it used to. And one Kareena cake lover said “Karenna cakes just taste the same, these days,” I couldn’t bring myself to tell her, that it’s taken her too long to notice.
And I hope the wonderful people at Kareena TRY their current line of cakes and make some quick changes. I’d pay for that piece of cake.
And oh, can we (Ghanaians) stop putting bland foods up there with all the wonderfully cooked, baked and well-packaged ones.
It helps no one. Well, maybe the sellers who fleece us because of the five-star status handed them on a silver platter.