Meet Reham Sani.
The Graphic Designer turned Pastry Chef from Lahore who makes these insanely creative cakes that we can’t stop raving about.
Her creations are guaranteed to satisfy your meetha cravings.
Running a business named “The Floofies”, Reham is a master of turning confectionery into individual pieces of art.
Her signature cakes based off of regular savory foods are an absolute hit.
Like the crunchy fried chicken…cake right here. Uncle Kentucky would be oh-so-proud.
Her biryani themed cake will make you crave the divine pairing while sinking your teeth in the sweet, gooey cake.
Not all that happy with the elaichi, though. But full points for realism.
A burger cake straight from the oven for that very burger friend of yours?
Coming right up!
The only craving that matters during every baarish ka mausam: Samosa.
With a funny little spin, of course. Instead of aaloo, there’s going to be some sumptuous sponge just waiting to be had.
Speaking to MangoBaaz about how she found her true calling, Reham Sani recounts an incident from her childhood; “The first movie I ever fell in love with was The Lion King. After watching it, I would spend each day trying to draw Simba. It got to a point that as a child, when the teacher would ask what I wanted to be when I was all grown up, my answer would always be ‘Make more Simba’, which I interpreted as lending a hand in making movies like The Lion King. That is where it all started. That is when I realized I wanted to be an artist and be able to create something that brought joy to me as well as the world.”
Opening up about academics, Reham states she wasn’t ever a typical ‘good student’
“I was absolutely terrible in school. In fact, I got kicked out in grade 8 for failing possibly every single class all the while acing my Art class. Despite having a strict mother, I was never pressured to be good at something that so obviously did not work for me. I appreciate how my mother helped me transition into finding my very own niche, something that I would exceed at. So, I finished the preliminaries before graduating with a degree in Graphic Design from BNU.”
When asked how The Floofies started off, Reham confesses it was an experiment that eventually worked out.
“I was in my second year at BNU when I first started off with the business. My mother enjoys cooking and I practically grew up watching her be the host to multiple dinner parties and luncheons, all of which required making wonderful food and desserts. Fondant art was only just beginning in Pakistan back then and there were only a few bakeries who made custom cakes. My mother and I experimented with YouTube tutorials. She handled the baking, while I binge-watched videos to figure out how to make fondant. The first try was so horrible, we couldn’t even cut through with a pair of scissors. But it was like a shiny new toy. It had to be perfected.”
Reham loves what she does primarily because every cake that she creates tells a story and the process of writing that story is exhilarating.
Reham attributes part of her success to her very supportive family and the rock solid genes:
“My family itself is quite colorful, I am the niece of Tina Sani (singer) and coming from the Sani family, we have quite a few models, singers, artists, writers; many primarily women. So, part of it has to be genetic.”
Attributing some of her finesse to the professional pastry diploma she recently acquired, Reham says she feels like a whole new person.
“I learnt everything from my mother and the internet and there was always a feeling of doubt, was I doing everything right? I never had any proper training in baking so I decided to enroll myself in a professional pastry diploma. Once I came out the other end, I found myself completely transformed. SCAFA helped me understand the fundamentals I wasn’t was aware of and made me explore new horizons. Things I was previously afraid to try, or would fail at before, seem insignificant to stress over now.”
Since we loved Reham’s work, we decided to ask her to help us celebrate our big milestone and the cake tasted as good as it looks.
And do you actually need anyone else’s approval if Shaan himself celebrates his 25 years in the industry with your creation?
Let us now leave you with some more of Reham’s jaw-dropping cake creations:
If you’re drooling over these yummy cakes and want to gorge on some of Reham’s decadent designs, you can follow her confectionery adventures at The Floofies and set your sweet tooth off on an adventure.