Meet Christine, a Kenyan living in Belgium and a mum of two kids. Christine has always had a sweet tooth but only started taking her baking seriously when she had just moved to a small village in Belgium’s countryside and could not find anyone to bake her daughter the kind of birthday cake she loved growing up. She turned on her oven, dusted off her mittens and hasn’t stopped baking since. At first, it was just baking for colleagues over the weekend, then she started blogging – sharing her recipes online and that’s how Tutuh’s Desserts came to life.
“That’s almost 2 years ago now. With the blogging, I started falling in love with taking photos of my bakes. I wanted to take even better pictures so I took a short course on food photography, (which I never imagined was a thing), and pulled out my very old canon camera and started taking pictures of everything I baked. I got great compliments on my photos whenever I would post them, on social media or on the blog.
Out of my love of baking and Tutuh’s Desserts blog, my love for sweet food photography and videography came alive, and a general love of social media. I hope to build a brand around all these. Hoping to start offer services such as sweet food photography, and social media management for small businesses and food bloggers in the foodie space. Venturing into recipe development for brands is also a plan for the future. But my biggest dream would be to own my own small coffee shop/bakery where I could serve my most delicious bakes for everyone to enjoy.”