Before telling you about the amazing skills and gorgeous flavours that go into a Nammi Cake, let's talk about the name.
In a bilingual household you often end up with a few non-English words thrown into everyday conversations. In my house, with me being Swedish, we use the Swedish word 'puss' for 'kiss'. This makes perfect sense to us but sometimes we get strange looks from those not in the 'know'.
Rachel's household is half Icelandic and 'nammi' means 'sweets' in Icelandic. However, as the years have gone by nammi has come to mean any yummy treats in their home. It was therefore an obvious name for Rachel to pick when she decided to throw herself completely into cake making and start up her own business.
Many locals, me included, have had the pleasure of devouring the treats her cake making skills have brought us over the years. From 'thank you treats' to events such as birthdays, weddings, baby showers and anniversaries, the icing on the cake is always one of her delicious creations and now she is throwing her doors open to the public to order her indulgent nammis.
She makes all the details on her cakes from start to finish, which means all the decorations too. From dragons to dogs, unicorns to the universe, roses to rabbits, monkeys to make-up, princesses to...you get the idea. Whatever you throw at her, she manages to create it with ease. I am sure there have been a few 'trial and error's along the way, but you would never think so watching her do her magic!
With an extensive colour palette she mixes food colouring to create the perfect shades to ensure every detail matches what she has in mind. Sculpturing each piece of modelling paste by hand means that she can create pretty much anything.
She has also managed to achieve the feat of making cakes that taste as good as they look. Her most popular cake bases are the layered vanilla sponge (with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam, crumb coated in white chocolate ganache, covered with couture sugar paste) and the chocolate cake (with chocolate buttercream and crumb coated in dark chocolate ganache). I have had the privilege of trying both and they are equally nammi.
Based in Worth, Crawley, I am sure Nammi Cakes will soon find it's way into the English language, one cake at the time.
Please click on this delicious chocolate cake to pop to her facebook page!