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Slices of Jamaica

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Shaun Grant of Sage Delights with her unique cake.
The Jamaican flag is represented in this amazing, one-of-a-kind cake. - Contributed photos
From the outside, this Sage Design looks like an ordinary cake.
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Nashauna Drummond, Lifestyle Coordinator

As we approach our country's 50th anniversary, it seems Jamaican colours are popping up everywhere more than ever. Now you can have it in a cake.

A few months ago, wedding cake designer Shaun Grant, known for her amazing sugar creations, got an unusual request. "I was challenged to make a Jamaican cake," she told Food. "The email I received said I seemed like the type of artist who could do something like that. I told her I would have to think about it."

And think she did. After only four failures, the owner of Sage Delights came up with a cake representing the Jamaican flag in every slice.

The cake that fully embodies Jamaica's 50th year of Independence was unveiled recently at a luncheon hosted by the Women Business Owners Network.

But as Grant explains, the cake is pretty complicated and requires a lot of carving. "It's actually three cakes in one - dark chocolate, cheese cake and green velvet cake - and it actually takes two hours to assemble free-hand." The end result is a very moist cake that she guarantees tastes as good as it looks.

She uses all fresh ingredients, noting, "It must not only look good, but it must also taste good."