ABOUT

MEET ARWA FEDERAL

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Hi! I'm Arwa Federal. It all started in my mother's kitchen. She encouraged my sisters and I to help her in the kitchen. The smell of freshly baked cakes and cookies overtook the house. Since that moment, I knew I wanted to be a baker.

 

My family always supported me. However, my teachers thought I was jeopardizing my career by enrolling in a Hotel Management Degree program. Dismissing their views, I enrolled in the program to aid my career. 

 

I completed my last semester of college in Switzerland. After that, I returned to Dubai and got a job at a five-star property. I worked as a Commis (Junior) Chef in the pastry kitchen. The environment turned out to be more overpowering than I expected. The hours of work, physical effort, and work politics began to affect me mentally. I realized this wasn't the job for me. I began to work on something independently.

I first drafted recipes and moved on to sample cakes for friends and family. My first order dates back to the 22nd of November, 2005. It was a black forest cake. 

 

I continued to learn by attending workshops in Dubai, led by international cake artists. Sugar crafting was the first medium I explored. Throughout the years of my career, I have never stopped learning. No two days are ever the same. That's what motivates me.

ACHIEVEMENTS

THE ARWA FEDERAL CAKES STUDIO

THE ARWA FEDERAL CAKES STUDIO

THE ARWA FEDERAL CAKES STUDIO