Saskatoon HOME magazine Fall 2021

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Fit for the Queen of Cakes

A Peek Inside the Sweetest Kitchen in Saskatoon If you follow Venessa Liang (AKA Foodiepharmbabe) on Instagram, you may have learned what a pomelo is, and the best way to peel it. You might also know that her cat, Mazi, prefers to drink water directly from the tap—only the freshest

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will do for this fancy feline. But more than anything, you’ll understand that her next-level-luxurious cake creations take a painstaking amount of time. Her edible works of art often keep her up past 3 a.m. on weeknights and cut into her weekends.

She squeezes her sweet side hustle around her fulltime role as an oncology pharmacist—a job she describes as both difficult and rewarding. “A lot of people know me as a person who bakes cakes, but actually, I bake

everything,” she says. “I love exploring the world of French patisserie and chocolatiering.” Her interest in baking sparked when she was young. “My parents owned a Chinese restaurant in Colonsay, Saskatchewan,