Baking Cakes in Kigali
Authors: Gaile Parkin
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Price: $28.99 (Hardcover)
For Angel Tungaraza, cake is more than just a sweet concoction of flour, sugar and icing; it’s an opportunity for her to help others and learn about herself. When she leaves Tanzania for Rwanda with her husband Pius and their five orphaned grandchildren, Angel sets up shop as a cake baker, with no short supply of customers who want her tailored treats. Using 14 different cakes, Baking Cakes in Kigali introduces us to the characters behind each one, who use Angel as baker, matchmaker and counselor while helping her find solace.