Black cake is Caribbean’s (very Guyanese) finest dessert cake made from a variety of crushed fruits. I had a bite of Mandy’s black cake (under the name Mandy’s Cake Creations). It was very tasty, most delicious. It was authentic black cake.
I sent slices to a Trini friend in New Delhi; he and his wife said it was fantastic, the best they have tasted. Mandy caters her black cake for various events. Her list of clienteles has been growing and she says clients love her black cake. “They found it excellent, tasty. They never made a negative comment”. I must confess that I also love it. And I would ask for more. Everyone I spoke with at events where the cake was served has praised her cake as very delicious and traditional. In fact, she applies traditional Guyanese style icing with almond paste on her cake.
Mandy (Amanda Khan) was born in at Chateau Margot, Guyana and raised in Suriname after her family migrated there during the tough period of authoritarian rule and scarcity of food. She came to USA over 25 years ago. She came from a family of bakers – her grandmother and mother operated bakeries in Guyana until Burnham banned flour and butter, forcing them to migrate. She learned baking skills from her mother who in turn learn from her mother. “My mom used to make cakes. It was a family tradition, and I carefully watched her and helped out. I continue this family tradition from my home”.
Her baking is mostly a hobby but it is professionally done. “I love to make customers happy. Every customer is satisfied with my cakes and their presentations. They came back with a wow. I hope one day to have my own bakery”.
Amanda says her specialty is black cake though during Christmas she also makes fruit cake. She has been making Black cake for sixteen years for special events throughout the year. She supplies black cake for all occasions — birthday, wedding, anniversaries, receptions, showers, all party events.
Besides being a part time baker of black cake, Mandy is a philanthropist helping kids and teaching them to be respectful and kind to others. She said God has been good to her, and she is motivated to giving back to the less fortunate.
Amanda or Mandy Cakes can be reached at: mandykcreations on Instagram; amanda khan on Facebook, as well as on tik tok. She can be reached by phone at 1-917-294-3500. She is located in Queens and her cake can be picked up (Crossbay area) or delivered.
I highly recommend her cake for all occasions. You will enjoy!