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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mia's Christening Cake

Word-of-mouth is working well for me... this christening cake was for a friend of a friend's cousin! The design is a composite of a couple of different pictures that the customer couldn't decide between. It's also the largest single cake I've baked so far... an 11 inch round chocolate mud cake. This and the last two cakes were all needed to serve around 50 people, but the others were each made up of two separate cakes.

Mia's Christening Cake

Close-up of rattle

Close-up of bootees