You won't find cakes that look pretty but taste bland or dry here. Everything we create is carefully designed and flavoured to suit your preferences, and handmade from scratch using top-quality ingredients.
We appreciate the classic flavours, but also love unusual combinations, so tell us your favourites! We will happily create new recipes to help incorporate your favourite flavours into your cake. Some of our existing favourites include: matcha, black sesame, earl grey, salted caramel, chocolate & orange, espresso, peanut butter, tiramisu, poppyseed, honey, lemon, lavender, Turkish delight, rose, coconut, raspberry, blackberry, passionfruit, mango, strawberry, rhubarb, super-dark chocolate, peppermint, cinnamon, sticky date & butterscotch, cookies & cream, red velvet, Guinness, bourbon, whisky, rum... and many, many more.
We understand that cakes usually include ingredients that some people can't eat due to allergies or other concerns. We want these people to be able to eat delicious cake too (not just "delicious for a [insert allergen]-free cake" but actually delicious), so we have developed and continue to develop recipes for cakes free from dairy, eggs, soy, nuts, and/or gluten, to cater for these people. Hurrah! However, please note that these cakes will be prepared in the same kitchen with the same equipment as all our other products.
A special event deserves a special cake! Talk to us about single or multi-tiered, big or small, rustic, modern, and novelty options. Decorations include handmade sugar flowers, fresh flowers, modelled fondant, edible paint, silver/gold leaf, paper, buttercream or royal icing piping, cookies, chocolates, or whatever else your imagination dictates. Have a look at our gallery or Instagram, or bring us your own design inspiration (Pinterest is great for gathering ideas!).
Cakes are presented as either:
- Naked: No icing or covering on the the cake, leaving the filling between each layer visible from the outside. Naked cakes are often decorated with powdered sugar and fresh flowers, and are a refreshingly rustic look that is perfect for a relaxed wedding or celebration.
- Seminaked: A similar look to a naked cake, but with a layer of icing around the outside of the cake giving it straight, sharp edges, scraped back thin so that the cake is visible through the icing. Often decorated with fresh flowers and/or fruit (and our most popular style!).
- Buttercream: Iced entirely in buttercream, which can be either smooth, rustic, textured or patterned, applied with a spatula or piped on, and can be flavoured and tinted to your chosen colour/s. Note: buttercream is delicious, but butter does melt! If you would like this look for a large cake that needs to withstand prolonged hot temperatures (e.g. several hours of display at an outdoor wedding) we can recreate many of these buttercream styles by covering the cake with ganache and then royal icing.
- Fondant: Covered in smooth ganache with sharp edges, and then encased in a thin layer of fondant. Fondant is extremely versatile, as it can be coloured, painted, embossed, piped, tiled, marbled (and more), making it perfect for complex and elegant designs. It has a bad reputation for tasting awful and being left on the plate, but modern recipes make fondant that is sweetly flavoured and can be rolled very thin, making it much more palatable. In addition, as it completely seals the cake, it enables the cake to be safely stored at cool room temperature for several days and can withstand prolonged periods of display at weddings and events.
We believe the height of a cake adds to the festivities. Our standard cake tiers are comprised of four layers with the finished tier measuring 5-6inches tall. The layers are generally filled with silky smooth Swiss meringue buttercream, homemade jams or curds, and other delicious things depending on your chosen flavour profile and any climate considerations. Buttercreams and ganaches can be used on their own or flavoured with fresh fruit or preserves, freeze-dried fruit powders, citrus zest, crushed nuts or cookies, nut butters, tea leaves, coffee, natural flavouring oils and extracts, and many other fun things.
Bite-sized fun to share without the fuss of slicing and plating, in small or standard size. Cupcakes are usually piped with buttercream or ganache into roses, swirls, peaks, spikes, kisses, or other shapes, but can also be spread with a thin layer of buttercream and covered with a round of decorated fondant. They can also be topped with additional decorations including edible confetti or glitter, sugar pearls, crushed cookies or nuts, cacao nibs, fairy floss, cookies, chocolates or chopped chocolate bars, and many others.
In addition to their frosting, cupcakes can have a secret filling on the inside - options include custard, ganache, jam, lemon curd, salted caramel, chocolate sauce, and more.
We love cookies! Decorated cookies make a wonderful addition to an afternoon tea or bridal shower, gift, or wedding/party favour, particularly when they are personalised to match the event or recipient (or the cake!). Our sugar cookies (favourite flavours - dark chocolate, vanilla, lemon, and peanut butter) can be cut to any shape and beautifully decorated with royal icing or fondant, piped or painted, in any colour. They will keep for a few months in an airtight container (if they last that long!). We also make delicious rustic cookies like chewy chocolate fudge, amaretti, and matcha cookies.
Curds & preserves
We make beautiful small-batch curds and preserves, both to flavour our cakes and fillings and to be used as gifts and wedding favours. For use as gifts, we carefully balance the acid and sugar content, seal them in sterilised jars and put them through a water-bath canning process so that they're safe to store at room temperature until opened. Favourites include lemon curd and blackberry lemon jam, but tell us your favourite flavour and we'll see if we can make it!
Cakes, cupcakes, and cookies are our main game, but we also love making other desserts and sweets for our customers. These include small things like macarons, cake pops, and other miniature desserts, as well as bigger things like tarts, cheesecakes, and trifles. If you have a request, send it our way :)