Newcastle, NSW, Australia
I’m a former industrial chemist, and after deciding on a career change while at home with my two young children, I’m now a qualified pastry chef. In 2009 I started taking some classes in cake decorating and other pastry-related cookery, and taught myself many more decorating techniques from books and internet resources. In 2010 I started a pastry apprenticeship, studying Retail Baking (Cake & Pastry) Certificate III at TAFE, which I completed with Distinction in 2012. I completed my apprenticeship in December 2013, and am now working as a full time Pastry chef and Cake Decorator at 'Exquisite Cakes by Lennert' in Cessnock, NSW.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z theme birthday cake for the son of one of the mums at my kids playgroup.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our 5th Anniversary

My husband and I celebrated 5 years of marriage last Friday... I was a little behind schedule getting our cake done, but better late than never!  Just photos for now, will try to do a proper write-up in the next few days.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!!!  We just had our kids first Easter Egg hunt... it was so much fun seeing the surprised looks on their faces as they followed the trail of little eggs from their bedroom door to the lounge room, where there were bigger ones scattered around for them to find.

Meanwhile, I sold cookies again for Easter, but I didn't advertise them in my madeit shop because the last time I posted cookies they arrived damaged, so I'm unfortunately having to re-think mail order cookies.  I only promoted them to Newcastle locals on my Facebook page, but still managed to sell seven packs.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Upsy Daisy, here I come!

My daughter Rebecca's 2nd birthday was last Monday, but I've been flat out with Easter cookies this week and haven't gotten around to posting.  It's long-gone now, but this is the Upsy Daisy cake I made for her...