A renowned baker Munyaradzi Chrispen Chipeta (29) popularly known as Munyex recently became the man of the moment at Zimbabwe Cake Expo and Zimbabwe Cake Artists after scooping the gold in all categories.
Chipeta is a Mkoba resident who specializes in custom-made cakes and is the owner of Unique Cakes.
Surprisingly the famous baker does not have any qualifications in baking but managed to run a successful baking factory.
“ I do not have a qualification in baking or anything related. I only did chemical engineering and trained as a draughtsman,” said Chipeta.
Chipeta started baking in 2016 and he is now known in many places even outside of Gweru.
The 3 categories for Zimbabwe Cake Expo that Chipeta participated in were Roora Cake, Wedding Cake and the 3D Novelty Cake.
To add more to the glory, Chipeta also won the National Cake of the Year Award and the Best Fondant Cake at the Zim Cake Artists event.
Speaking to Commutalk, Chipeta also highlighted power cuts as a major setback for his business and also the cost of ingredients.
“The issue of power cuts is really getting out of hand. Imagine losing customers because of power, but, I now have a backup even though gas is expensive. The other problem is on the issue of ingredients that are imported from South Africa which are also expensive,” he said.
Munyaradzi’s dream is to own a big cake factory that is sevenfold from what he is currently running.