Toyce Cakes – Miss Odueso Adetoyosi is a 400 level Student of the Department of Marine Sciences at the University Of Lagos. She is indeed the cynosure of all eyes in the field of the entrepreneurial drive due to her smart baking and culinary skills.
She’s an embodiment of a strong business culture especially combining academics with her ingenious skills. She is the CEO of Toyce Cakes.
To have a glimpse and taste of this extraordinary cakes, one does not need to go far, a visit to her business location at 27, Dayo Shittu street iyana ipaja, Lagos will show you that it’s indeed a haven of cakes. She’s also one of the HP Global Brand Ambassadors.
When she was quizzed on what ignited the spark in her to venture into this business, she said “It all started during my senior secondary days. My love for fluffy cakes and creativity made me took a bold step to learn baking for six months during my diploma program.
Practically, I started baking officially in my third year at the University of Lagos. It has been a long drawn journey that is attached with lots of benefits. Baking teaches me to make something out of my potentials not just to make money but to add value to the world”. This, however, shows that she has indeed mastered the art of cake baking due to her passion towards what she loves doing.
Not satisfied with her current status, she’s indeed looking at a redirected form of a sophisticated push towards other areas of her entrepreneurial drive as she’s currently delving into flamboyant event planning/decoration and catering services. Her source of inspiration is drawn from Buddy Valastro of Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken (cake boss) this, however, has pushed her to keep on with her drive.
In a country like Nigeria as a studentpreneur, it’s not quite especially due to the unpalatable environment, she, however, attested to the fact that it was not easy combining academics with her passion, she said “Honestly, it’s not easy to combine business with academics especially when you are in first class .
My friends have been so helpful and supportive. They made it less stressful for me even though there were times I had to choose either classes or deliveries”, However, what kept her moving is the determination to succeed.
She, however, advised budding entrepreneurs to never question their passion but should always be focused and confident towards their quest for greatness.