D.I.V.A of the Month – February 2011

D.I.V.A of the Month – February 2011
Liesl Bennett the extraordinary cake maker from Cape Town, South Africa tells us about how she turned her talent into a business!

Lelemba: Who is Liesl?
Liesl: I am a 34 year old wife and mother of three children aged 5, 8 and 16 who runs her business from home. My business is called Liesl’s Cupcakery and we create just about any type and design of cake for that special occasion. If you can imagine it, we will bake it! We also supply corporate cupcakes to organizations.

Lelemba: I have seen your stunning cakes and cupcakes, can you share with us briefly how you got started?
Liesl: It all started when I baked a cake for my daughter’s birthday. Everyone was impressed with it and thought I had bought it! My husband then suggested that I start making cakes as a business and it was the best advice anyone could ever have given! The rest is history.

Lelemba:  Wow that’s amazing and how has business been so far?
Liesl: Initially, business was slow to take off, like many new businesses I suppose. But soon I was getting referrals and repeat business and now I have constant and regular orders. I have realised that it is very important to do marketing and to deliver an excellent product because that is how I get most of my business, through referrals from happy clients.

Read the rest of Liesl’s story here.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Judy

    So impressive Liesl!!!! Reading your story made me realise that YOU CAN!!!! You were an inspiration to me while reading your story… I will surely keep in contact as i arrange alot of functions, be it weddings, parties, 60th birthdays… All the best Liesl!!!!

  2. Liesl

    A heartfelt thanks for all good wishes and comments!!
    I really apreciate it!!! :))
    A very special thanks to Lelemba, a true DIVA!!


  3. Sheree Hendricks

    Liesl is not only an amazing artist in her cake creations,but she is an amazing person as well.She made a cake for my daughter, Nicole for her 16th birthday and it really exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much Liesl, you truly are an inspitation.

  4. Mark Khan


    Well done Liesl…we are so proud of you
    for pursuing your passion and never giving

    Wishing you the very best.

    Your friend

  5. Vivian


    It shows that determination and perseverance eventually pays off!

    Very best for the future and may GOD bless your business

    Vivian Solomons

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