By Juliet Ebirim
Lagosians recently welcomed the arrival of Tosan Jemide’s much anticipated book, “Sugar Icing: A Story of Grit and Glory.” The Lekki Coliseum venue of the book presentation, which also doubled as the 50thbirthday celebration for the celebrity cake maestro, was filled with the society’s big boys and ladies who came out to support the launch, including Senator Ita Giwa, Senator Daisy Danjuma among others.
Great food, wine, cocktails and good music set the mood for a great morning of intimate conversations around Tosan’s triumphs and trials as an entrepreneur, cake maker, father and husband. Betty Irabor, Bobo Omotayo, Titi Oyinsan and Oriana Jemide gave a first look into Sugar Icing with compelling reads from various sections of the book.
The book was unveiled by HRH, Erelu Abiola Dosunmu, who reminisced about her relationship with Nigeria’s foremost cake maker and how he did his best to accommodate her complicated and sometimes whimsical cake requests over the years.
Sugar Icing, Tosan Jemide’s tell-all book about his challenges and triumphs in the cake industry comes at a time when the celebrated cake maestro is also announcing his retirement from the business to focus on new projects including mentoring and setting up a cake school.