The sweet taste of success

Wolverhampton baker becomes cake maker to the stars.

A baker from Wolverhampton is fast becoming hot property after creating out-of-the-box cakes for a number of high profile stars this year.

Paz Singh Heer, who runs AB Cakes in Wolverhampton, has supplied inventive cakes for an array of sportsmen, musicians and actors, since March.

His first celebrity cake was a wedding cake for Bhangra artist Jassi Sidhu back in 2012, but he has since ramped up the heat after being approached by boxer Floyd Mayweather’s promotions team to help ‘wow’ the star for his fortieth birthday celebrations earlier this year.

“I’m a huge fan so it was a pleasure to be a part of his big fortieth birthday celebrations. The cake was actually a surprise from his management so Floyd was really pleased when he saw it.”

Since then he has produced ingenious masterpieces for Bhangra artists Jazzy B, Punjabi By Nature and the Warris Brothers, Hip Hop stars Cardi B and Migos, the World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall, Grime artist Bugzy Malone, boxer Anthony Joshua, R’n’B legend Ginuwine, UK Garage singer Kele Le Roc and Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“I loved making all of them. I was given free rein on most of the cakes so I took my time to plan every detail meticulously.

“My favourite has to be the Predator cake I created for Arnold Schwarzenegger. He was in Birmingham for an event celebrating thirty years since the release of the movie, so I went all out! His reaction was amazing. ‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ he said. ‘You’ve outdone Hollywood’.”

“That was the icing on the cake for me!”

Many of the cakes were planned as surprises for the stars from their management teams and families.

“I’ve had some amazing reactions to my cakes, mostly because the stars weren’t aware of them so they were pleasantly surprised. We recently presented a giant cake to Ginuwine to celebrate the 21st anniversary of his Bachelor album while he was on stage. The other acts who were also performing – Dru Hill and 112 – helped to hide the cake from him. He was really grateful and got quite emotional while cutting it. He even handed it out to the audience.”

Paz has been running his cake business for almost ten years where he creates bespoke celebration cakes for all occasions including weddings, christenings and birthdays.

He bought the business at the age of 26 with no experience of baking when a family friend wanted to sell up. He trained at Wolverhampton College and learnt the tricks of the trade on the job whilst being taught by the previous owner.

He said: “I’ve come a long way since I started out so I can’t wait to see what’s in the stars for me.”

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