#125 Anrika Colbourne of “One N Only Cakes”

Anrika Colbourne got her start at Ulster County Boces simply by being in the Culinary program, which opened a door to a whole new world! She later graduated from Johnson & Wales University where she was able to experience a myriad of new elements of the pastry world. She later studied in Peru and Canada, while she working in resorts, restaurants, and as a pastry instructor. From interning at Bobby Flay’s restaurant, to working at small bakeries (sometimes 2-3 at a time), to the transition into the corporate world as an industrial pastry chef, her love always lied with cakes. She started One N Only Cakes as a home-based establishment created in Kingston, New York in 2013.Being a first-generation American to Caribbean parents, Anrika is a vibrant, passionate, innovative pastry chef with a strong Caribbean background, which is a big influence in her baking. Her love of flavor reflects in her baking with a somewhat modern style. She prides herself on her quality, original flavors and thinking of something new and creative with every request.  After years of traveling up and down the east coast of South America, central Canada, and the east coast of America, Anrika is finally back home where it all started. One N Only Cakes offers a wide array of tiered and sculpted cakes for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and so much more!

​We talk about how she got into and through culinary school, her various jobs and travels, landing back in Kingston to start One N Only Cakes, COVID quarantine, losing her grandfather, Love Slices, self care and overcoming self doubt!

Today’s show was engineered by Nick Panken of Radio Kingston, www.radiokingston.org.

We heard music from Jill Scott, Nao, Jorja Smith, St. Beauty and Shana Falana.

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