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From her passion for baking as a child Paige Beriman, Sweet Spot Cakery, honed and developed her sweet making skills into a full-time profession that provided her with the income and flexibility she needed as a sole parent.1. How did your sweets business or journey begin?I have been baking since I was about 8 years old and making cakes for friends and family for years. I am totally self-taught which has been an adventure. Being the sole parent of… Read more
Who as a kid longed for an ice cream birthday cake? Adrienne Petty from Monumental Cakes is making those birthday cake dreams come true every day. Adrienne creates deliciously flavoured stunning looking ice cream cakes for young and old. After a completely different career path, she has found her true passion in these chocolate and ice cream creations. 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? Since I was a kid I had free… Read more
It's an absolute delight to showcase one of our Top End Cakers, Jasmin McFadden from Kimberley Cafe. Like so many of our customers, Jasmin grew up with a passion for baking and has successfully honed her skills to produce lovely baked treats and decorated cakes for her cafe customers. 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? I have always enjoyed baking, from an early age. Looking back now, I wonder how many of my ‘creati… Read more
Juggling a teaching job and cake business is not for the faint-hearted, but it seems to have hit the "sweet spot" workwise for Saoirsé Ward from Sift'd. She's quite possibly discovered a pretty good recipe for work-life success and happiness! 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? Definitely just 'fell' into baking and loved it! I started making fun, random flavoured cupcakes for family and friends at uni (who were my very eager… Read more
Like many working parents, Laura Cerra from Cakes By Laura started her cake business so that she could produce an income whilst working from home and, have flexibility around work and family. When first starting out Laura sought some advice from a mentor - a great idea for any business start-up - some of which she has kindly shared here. Such sound advice! 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? My sweet journe… Read more
A move to Australia, a gap in the market and two very cute baby boys proved to be the perfect recipe for the birth Rachelle Silvas' business Two Little Cupcakes. 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? I started making cupcakes when I moved to Australia. There were no yummy cupcakes or cakes available so I started baking my own. It turned into a business after having my 2 boys (my “Two Little Cupcakes”). 2. What has sta… Read more
What do you do to "de-stress"? Well, Elisa Petkovic from  Lise's Cakes and Bakes discovered that baking cakes really helped her to relax. So much so, that it relaxed her into starting her own cake and baking business! With a full-time teaching job, it's pretty neat that Elisa's "relaxing" pastime can also be a fruitful side hustle. 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? Lise’s Cakes and Bakes began in early 2019 when… Read more
It was her own engagement cake that sparked the desire within Rosie Gaul from Rosie Cakes to learn the art of cake decorating. It's proved to be a winning endeavour, with Rosie now considering the move to full-time caker! 1. How did your sweets business or journey begin? My husband’s cousin made our engagement cake in 2011. I mentioned that I would love to learn how to do that, so she invited me around one afternoon and we made a… Read more
The cakes that Kim Giusa from Make it Memorable Cakes by Kim creates will blow your mind! Cakes that look like real-life objects with an incredible realism that most of the time people have no idea that they are actually cakes. Kim uses her amazing talent to put some happiness into the lives of children and their families staying at Ronald McDonald house by donating one of her amazing cakes to them every 3 months.     &nb… Read more
What a wonderful story of relocation and reinvention! It's not easy starting a business, let alone relocating to a new country and starting a business from scratch. But that's exactly what Coy Salao & her husband did 14 years ago and so emerged their gorgeous cake shop "Cake Lovers". Coy's creations are just wonderful and it's no wonder she soon developed a large gathering of loyal and happy customers. 1. How did your sweets business or… Read more