Cynthia Stroud knew from an early age that she had a passion for baking and creating new flavors. This is the reason her progress into professional cake making was easy even if she originally pursued a corporate career.
Early in 2022, Cynthia found herself among the judging panel on the Great Chocolate Showdown, a new chocolate dessert competition series on The CW that premiered on 29 January 2022.
Find out more about her in this ‘Cynthia Stroud Bio’.
Meet Cake Designer Cynthia Stroud On Great Chocolate Showdown
Great Chocolate Showdown is a Canadian import that came into existence on Food Network Canada almost two years ago. So, like old times, the show here in the United States also comes with 10 home bakers who do their best to dazzle the trio of talented judges panel of world-renowned chocolatiers and food experts.
So, Cynthia Stroud, here, returns as a TV judge again having previously appeared as one on the Food Network and BBC’s The Sweet Makers.
Cynthia comes on this new show also as an award-winning wedding cake maker.
A lot has happened to her before and since she went on to launch her award-winning wedding cake business in 2009. Her hard work and generosity have previously been recognized by royalty. Cynthia was decorated in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in 2017, with a medal of the Order of the British Empire for services to business and her community.
Most lately, she won the “Pivot for Purpose” award at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards in November 2020.
Cynthia, now, continues to run Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company, the place that has become the “premier destination” for wedding cakes in Hertfordshire, London, Essex, and Cambridgeshire; has landed spots in the likes of Vogue and Brides. (Of course) all the while struggling to juggle with up to making 25 wedding cakes a week and looking after her children, she seemed to have decided to focus more on her TV work as well.
Lastly, let us tell you that, surprisingly, everything Cynthia has learned about baking is self-taught.
Cynthia Stroud Net Worth
Cynthia Stroud reportedly had above $2 million net worth as of 2022.
Back in the days, Cynthia had to live on £10-a-week while studying at university before taking the first job she could after applying to over 100. There was a week when her car needed oil, and though this does not seem like a big deal now, she recalls the sheer terror she felt then of knowing buying oil for a car meant no extra food. Exactly in her words, it was a “really, really tough” time.
Even so, Cynthia said, she did not allow herself the self-pity because then the only alternative was to return to Nigeria and get married almost straight away and have kids.
Is Cynthia Stroud Married?
Cynthia Stroud’s relationship status was not known as of the time of this writing. ‘Stroud’, however, is said to be her ex-husband’s last name as her reported maiden name is Munachiso.
Back in the days, once the year of postgraduate study was up, Cynthia met her ex-partner who she married and had her children. They had two kids (a son and a daughter). And from the look of things, Cynthia seemed more involved in their lives. Even DailyMail addressed her as a single mother last year during the pandemic when she made headlines for “helping feed thousands of families across the UK after Covid ‘wiped £80,000’ from her business overnight”.
Cynthia’s son, the eldest, turned 12 years old on 5 January 2022. While the other one, his sister, is two years younger than him.
Cynthia Stroud Age
As of February 2021, Cynthia Stroud was said to have turned 37 years old.
Cynthia Stroud Family
Cynthia Stroud’s parents separated when she was still young. So she spent the early part of her childhood in Lagos, living with her grandparents. However, every year, she would spend a couple of weeks with her mother, bonding over baking.
Cynthia was 8 when she baked her first cake. Luckily by the time she was 10, she was living with her mother, which allowed her all the kitchen time she wanted.
Where Is Cynthia Stroud From?
Cynthia Stroud was born in Onitsha, Nigeria. Although currently she could be found based in London, England, and for good.
It was 1999 and Cynthia was 17 when she made her first trip to England. Then in 2004, Cynthia moved to England to study for her MBA at the University of Buckingham. She initially studied Microbiology.
How Tall Is Cynthia Stroud?
Cynthia Stroud stands above 5’4” tall.
Is Cynthia Stroud On Facebook?
Yes. Cynthia Stroud could be spotted on Facebook and she had 10,086 people following her @CynthiaNStroud as of 30 January 2021.
Other than that, Cynthia also shared glimpses of her life on Instagram @cynthia_munachiso and Twitter @CynthiaNStroud.
Then, there’s YouTube too. Here, Cynthia shared everything from her cake decorating skills to balancing her business with two children on her channel (with so far 1.8K subscribers). (Of course) the author of the cookbook Pretty Gorgeous Cakes also discussed women’s issues.