Foremost industry awards for Bakers and Baking Entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Top Baker Awards has announced winners of the 6th edition of the award program.

Top Baker, however, stated in a press release that, It’s been a tough year and we are grateful to God to still be here. Despite the
pandemic, Bakers continued to push their creativity. And so we decided to spread
great tidings to as many Bakers as we can, hence most categories have multiple

Winners emerged from six categories that includes:

Posthumous Award(winner 1)

Presented to reputable Bakers who made impact before resting their whisks.

Endowment Award (winners 10)

Dedicated to Lifetime Achievement Awardees who have
blazed trails and touch multiple business through hard work and dedication
to creativity and enterprise.

Lifetime Achievements Awards (winners 9)

Presented to outstanding Bakers who have been in business for at least 10 years and impacted lives of new generation of

Special Recognition Awards (winners 21)

Presented to hard working vendors, tutors and entrepreneurs who have recorded success despite all odds.

Recognition Awards (winners 29)

Popular awards presented to recognize outstanding achievement of established and upcoming Bakers.

People’s Choice Awards (Winners 5)

Presented to individual or groups with the highest monetary votes

Baker of the Year | Tareela Okene

About Baker of the Year Tareela Okene

Tareela Okene is a passionate and detailed cake decorator, sugar
artist, enthusiastic teacher who hails from Delta State, Nigeria. She is also the founder and Creative Director at Dripples Cakes, Port Harcourt. Her creativity and passion for her craft is mixed with glowing entrepreneurial skills. She showcases her business using different social media platforms and this has endeared her to cake makers and cake buyers alike. Over the course of the year her casual posts became a source of inspiration to upcoming baker so much so that many adopted her as their role model, referencing her skills
and passion.

Tareela has been in the cake business for almost 20 years and has bagged numerous certifications and awards for her craft and
innovation skills within and outside the country.


1. Posthumous

Late Tunica Abuede – Classic Cakes I Do

2. Lifetime Achievement


1. Betty Jo Steinman – Founder, International Cake Exploration Societe, USA

2. Ron Ben Israel – RBI Cakes, USA
3. Mrs Remi da-Silva – Founder/CEO, Confectionately Yours, Lagos

4. Dr Roberts Agbowu – Robert Cakes & 5. Patisseries, Lagos
5. Apata Abrigo – Cake Expressions, Lagos
6. Solape Bamijoko – Creative Fingers, Abuja
7. Kemi Oluboro – ElRoyalithos Cakes, Lagos
8. Santamarie Ibeh – Santa Marie Cakes, Lagos
9. Osarhieme Fola-Alade – Baking Intelligence by Cassata, Lagos

3. Endowment
1. Valido Margarine Award for Best
Butter Cream Design
Ezinne Okonkwo – Dewdrops Cakes
2. Chineze Ibuoka Award for Best
Sugar Art
Oyindamola Fashola – Mixture Plus
3. Tosan Jemide Award for Best
4. Siku Adewuyi Award for Best
Etnik Design
Elsie’s Bakehouse – Ify Enedah
5. Ikeolu Biobaku Award for Best
Peju Ugboma – Iluv Desserts NG
6. Kehinde Gbelee Award for Cake
Julie Aigbe (Chef Juls) – Cake Flair Cake
7. Nnenna Nkwocha Award for
Best Sugar Flowers
8. Princess Grace Adefulu Award
for Innovation
Cake Mart – Flawless Cakes

9. Sir Peter Nsek Award for Best
Gravity Defying Cake
Nonas Cakes – Augusta Igbom
10.Tunica Abuede Award for Best
Cake Sculptor
D’Sweet Ace – Adebowale Oyewole

4. Special Recognition

• Outstanding Vendors
1. Chidinma Emelogu – Logus Investments
2. Rita Brodie-Mends – Taroona Margarine
3. Adaugo Obikudu – Valido Nigeria
4. Joe Emenike – Joenyke Kitchens

• Outstanding Tutors
1. Ify Simpa – Cakes Ala Parties
2. Ifeoma Egbueri Obi – Tomael Cakes
3. Victoria Alonge – Excelvifem
4. Chioma Okeahialam – Da Recipe Queen
5. Ibironke Adelokun – Flourishing Best
6. Chika ani – Esperanza Cakes
7. Chinaka Eze – Archkings Cakes
8. Nkechi Onunkwor- Khech Cakes
9. Toyin Longe Fatimiro – TY Cakes
10.Victor Ajuziegu – Final Touch Cakes

• Outstanding Cake Entrepreneur
1. Bashirat Bello – Bashy Cakes
2. Taiwo Abe – Classic Cakes
3. Ify Olaoti – In4U Cakes
4. Naomi Samson Ayuba – Naosam Cakes
5. Racheal Ariori – Manna House
6. Omolola Asunlegan Adesola – Taiken Catering & Cakes
7. Taiwo Adesui (JP) – Honeymum Events

5. Recognition

1. Best Pastries/Fingerfoods
• Sandra Waziri-Adio – Metro Bakery NG
• Ajibola Juliana Olaitan – Happeningscakes

2. Dessert Master
• Oluwafimisade Osiyemi – Fimies Dessertville
• Motunrayo Akinseye – Licious Desserts

3. Top Shop
• Bolaji Johnson – Cakes & Creams

4. Best Promoter
• Tmiwa Sekoni – It’s 9jas Cakes

5. Best In Diaspora
• Oluwadamilola Jegede – Lubees Creation
• Esther Oshin – Deluxury Cupcakes

6. Best Role Model
• Comfort Onyemaenu – Comfortworld Cakes
• Abibat Adedoyin – Habeebah Cakes

7. Best Novelty Cake
• Bisade Salako – BR Cakes n More
• Tonia Arenyeka Diamond – Bake Planet Cakes

8. Best Traditional Cake
• Chioma Michael – Lomash Confectionery
• Lizzy Okon Ogunleye – Lizzies Cakes n Craft

9. Best Wedding Cake
• Doodles Cakes – Lagos
• Olaide Owoade – Cakes by LA

10.Best Modeling
• Patricia Atake – Divas Pride
• Shokare Gift Tevwe – Cakes by Erezy

11. Cake Crush
• Onyinye Okocha – Kairos Treats

• Elozino Mamah – Zion Cakes
• Onome Ogboru Wornu – Cakes by Kaks R’Us

12. Best Cake Charity
• Peace Green – Cake Vendors Connect (Makoko Project)
• Barbara Ndugbu – Oven Secret (End Sars Cake)

13. Best Technical Partner
• Joe Emenike – Joenyke Kitchens Nigeria Ltd

14.Best Use of Color
• Chiamaka Okoye – Amiedoll Cakes n Cream
• Relia & France – Abuja

15. Cake of the Year
• Judy Udeze – Cheese Cake Express Co
• Olaide Owoade – Cakes by LA

16.Best Retailer
• Cornelia Mezu – Sugarbitts
• Kehinde Orimoloye –Kennymag Events

17.Best In Show
• Afoke Osubor – Sweetmix Fruits & Cakes
• Odunayo Taiwo – Odun Creamz Cakes

18.Best Cake Show
• Esther Aikhu – Glamour Gold Cakes (The Cake Experience)

19.Product Of The Year
• Edith Ozumba – Acabado Products
• Rita Brodie-Mends – Taroona Magarine

20.Best Learning Experience
• Osarhieme Fola-Alade – Baking Intelligence by Cassata
• Henrietta Mark – Bakeandearn

21.Cake Brand Ambassador
• Modupe Emmanuel – Salt Lagos
• Chioma Mbamah – Chipsy’s Oven

22.Best Bakery
• Dr Gbolahan Olakunle – Creative Bakery
• Nike Majekodunmi – Nuts About Cakes

23.Best Media Outlet
• Peace Green – Cake Vendors Connect

24.Best Cake Blog
• Kemi Olabisi – Tips About Baking
• Ify Simpa – Cakes Ala Parties

25.Best Cake Group
• Tomiwa Sekoni – Its9jacakes
• Mary Igbinere – Marvin Kitchen
• Patricia Atake – International Star Bakers

26.Outstanding Performance (Female)
• Mary Igbinere – Marvin Kitchen
• Toyin Olalekan – Tito Cakes & Events
• Odunayo Taiwo – Odun Creamz Cake

27.Outstanding Performance (Male)
• Michael Uwala – Deliisco Treats
• Gbenga Adebanjo – Adorable Diadem Empire
• Olumide Fadipe – Lumie Distinct

28.Next Rated Baker
• Augustina Peters – Sparkle Treats
• Favour Peters – Cherish Cakes n Pastries
• Cyfadas Hope Faith – Aprils Artistry
• Mary Ekewenu – Master Catering Academy
• Oluwatoyin Lawson – Teeyworld Confectionery

29.Baker Of The Year
• Tareela Okene – Dripples Cakes

6. PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Highest Votes


1. Kemi Olabisi – Tips About Baking (Best Cake Blog)
2. Tomiwa Sekoni – Its9jacakes (Best Cake Group)
3. Michael Uwala – Deliisco Treats (Outstanding Performance (Male)
4. Mary Igbinere – Marvin Kitchen (Outstanding Performance (Female)
5. Augustina Peters – Sparkle Treats (Next Rated Baker)

Full list courtesy: Top Baker


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