Most people have fond childhood memories of the smell of freshly baked goods, whether they themselves baked with their parents/grandparents or visited relatives that that loved a piece of home-made cake with a cuppa.
After many years of supplying customers with good her mother taught her how to bake, our founder Chikumo realised that many people would love to bake from home, using high quality ingredients whilst also doing their part to help the environment. However, they don’t have the time and/or know-how.
Nyina’s aim to create the next generation of bakers from anywhere in the world, in the most sustainable way possible. Each baking mix can create a two-tier 8 inch cake or approx. 14 cupcakes, with the customers only needing to add eggs and butter. So, whether the bakers are people that want to learn basic baking/decorating skills or they want to enjoy baking with their families but don’t have the time, it will be simple enough for anyone to get real home-made cakes from a simple all in one mix, without compromising on quality or taste.
At Nyina, we believe that baking should be a treat without the guilt, which is why the baking mixes have been designed to be on average 50% quicker to make than current brands found in supermarkets. Not only does this mean the customer is less likely to waste product, but less energy is used to produce a cake.
There will also be video tutorials and classes to teach bakers how to create anything from a simple cake accompanied by tea to a well decorated birthday cake. As well as the tutorials, there will be videos with tips and knowledge passed on from generations such as what happens when you over-bake or how to use different piping techniques so that all the information needed can be found on one page.
As well as focusing on sustainable baking, Nyina's ethos is based on empowerment and mental health which is why we will be supporting the amazing charity 'Cake Before Therapy' (CBT). The CBT cafe is a safe non-therapeutic environment for people to learn and talk openly about mental health and try and break through the stigma and fear associated with it. We provide a space where people can drop in, unwind and learn, all over a good cup of tea and cake, with no judgement, just friendship.