African music cake

African music cake
African music cake
African music cake

My name is Soraia Amorim and I live and work in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. My passion for cake design emerged very early; when I started to help my mom baking and cake decorating. It was from her that I learned and took the first steps in this profession. In 2009 I took my first training in a course of pastry / bakery in CTPSA in Coimbra. Since then I have had the opportunity to do several workshops with great professionals, national and international. In 2008 I joined the Portuguese team that has competed in two international fairs: the SIGEP in Rimini, Italy and the “European Championship Bread” in Nantes, France. also participated in some competitions in which I raised prizes: 1st prize in the “Barrigas de Amor”" (Oeiras) in 2011; 1st place in the contest with the theme “Zoo” at the Fair of Chocolate (Óbidos) and gold medal at Cake International Birmingham, both in 2014. About this piece: I chose the theme African music because, despite being Portuguese, my parents and grandparents are Angolans and I grew up listening to many stories of this land. I decided to represent traditional instruments of this continent, I see and I touch since I was small and always fascinated me. Two of them are drums, one of them known as djembe, and the other is kisanji, an instrument constructed with a gourd, a wooden board and plates of various sizes. When we talk about African music I immediate remember of powerful voices associated to this continent and nothing better to represent it than the painting of a singer with the traditional turban with patterns and strong colors. It was the first time I painted a human face and I used cocoa butter to paint

Soraia Amorim

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