Life’s travels have taken me from one side of the globe to the other. Having studied Hospitality Management in Dubai, I was fortunate enough to gain knowledge, experience and exposure in hotels such as the only 7 star hotel worldwide: The Burj Al Arab, as well as The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and The Emirates Towers.

Through my studies, I proved to be a leader, giving me the confidence and will to explore my diversified interests.
After my adventures in the UAE, it was off to the United States of America, and whilst studying Visual Arts, I was privileged to be appointed Head Chef and Co-ordinator for dinner parties for the Consul General of South Africa to the USA.

A new chapter began during my recent stay in São Paulo, Brazil. I was afforded the opportunity to explore and hone my flair for baking. At the beginning of 2012, I took my passion one step further, and started my very own Cake Art Business.


Hi Sumaiya!! Welcome to CD, you’ll love it here and I was happy you shared a cake on my page the other day!!

Dina @ miettes,

Hello miettes :)
You are too kind!
I love this site, very inspiring.
Hope to ‘bump’ into you again :)

The Cake Duchess

wonderful life story, and am looking forward to seeing more of your work! I am a new follower~ :)

Nancy (Nancy's Fancy's Cakes & Catering)

Thank you Nancy :) will most certainly follow your amazing creations too!

The Cake Duchess

I ’ve just seen your amazing cake! You are extremely talented cake artist! xxx

Thank you so much for your kindness
I will most certainly be a follower of your creativity :)
Thank you once again.

The Cake Duchess

Thanks for the follow and lovely comments Sumaiya! ♡

sugar and art - perfect combination!