- Since 2003 Ruth Lusaka has been baking cakes for all occasions from birthdays, weddings, corporate cakes and even traditional cakes.
- The 49-year-old mother of two told TUKO.co.ke that she ventured into the business because of her passion for baking cakes.
- For wedding cakes, he revealed that they have packages starting at KSh 35,000 and up with variations in design and flavors of your choice.
- Ruth Lusaka, owner of Rufels Bakery, said that in the next five years she hopes to establish her own baking school.
It is passion, a desire to do more and better, that emanates from Ruth Lusaka when she talks about her business.
TUKO.co.ke Recently he met the baker of various cakes and pastries.
Ruth Lusaka Cakes
Since 2003 Ruth has been baking cakes for all occasions from birthdays, weddings, corporate cakes and traditional cakes to name a few.
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The 49-year-old revealed that she got into the business because of her passion for baking cakes.
“I used to come first in my home science class in grade school. My dad loved me a lot because most of the time he could make cakes for our family in our traditional oven and they always corrected me when he didn’t get them right”, he said.
The mother-of-two said she took up catering and accommodation technology at the Technical University of Kenya, but was later able to hone her baking skills by watching a series of YouTube videos.
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She attributed the price of her cakes to the great challenge she is currently facing.
“You realize that in some circumstances there are customers who want good cakes, but their salary is really low. So, you need to balance yourself to meet their needs,” she explained.
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Ruth also said that she incurred a lot of losses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Since my business is seasonal, I have learned to budget and distribute my profits to keep the business afloat during the difficult months,” he said, indicating that he continues to learn to hone his art.
Ruth, owner of Rufels Bakery, said that in the next five years she hopes to establish her own baking school where she can nurture and develop many other talents.
On Saturday, January 21, Ruth had the privilege of serving during the ordination and installation of Henry Juma Odonya as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kitale.
“It was a great honor and privilege that President William Ruto, who was among the guests during the event held at the Kitale ASK Show grounds, tasted my cake. I don’t take it for granted,” Ruth said.
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He also revealed that in late 2022, he received an order to bake a cake in celebration of West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin.
“When I look at all this, I feel that God is working miracles in my life. I want to be the best of the best in Kenya and beyond,” Ruth explained.
According to Ruth, birthday cakes start at KSh 2,800 and up, depending on the flavor and design you choose.
“For wedding cakes, we have packages starting from KSh 35,000 upwards with variations in design and flavors of choice,” he said.
Ruth Lusaka’s Newcomers
His advice to anyone looking to venture into trading is to never give up.
He observed that people should never stop trying.
“When you try this, it fails and you will eventually settle for something that will work. Once you’ve studied it and feel like it can stand on its own, give it a try,” Ruth explained.
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John Wafula from the Bungoma Branch Chapter of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) said TUKO.co.ke that there is a need for the government to support such enterprises.
“All these people need is empowerment so they can grow their businesses and employ more Kenyans. It is a lucrative enterprise,” Simiyu said.
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TUKO.co.ke recently reported that when Imelda Imoli quit her job in March 2018, she had no idea what she wanted to do, and owning a bakery was certainly not on her mind.
“I felt like I needed to grow, but not through employment,” he said. TUKO.co.ke In an interview.
In his own words, he continued:
“I am an artist by profession. I applied for my previous job to do customer service, but that’s where I learned a lot about baking and cake decorating from my boss,” Imoli said.
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After leaving her job, Imoli began baking small gift cakes for family and friends from home. The rest is history.