Here at Sweet Bites Cakes, we have an amazing team that help bring all your cake dreams to life! Amongst our team of 7, we have our core cakers, all with something special they bring to the table. We thought you may want to meet some of the talented women behind your cakes; to learn everything from where and why they started, to what their last meal would be!

(Pictured left to right: Caylie, Angela, Hannah, Sondra).

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Caylie – Cake Decorator  

If you could describe yourself as one cake flavour, what would it be and why? 

Probably Cookies & Cream, a little vanilla mixed with a fun surprise!

How did you get into baking/cake decorating?  

The only subject I was good at during school was food, so I went on to study Culinary Arts at AUT. I then started baking for family & friends, which eventually turned into my full time job at Sweet Bites Cakes! 

Most memorable cake moment?   

Being a part of creating 3 life sized edible dresses for Smith & Caugheys, and making a cake for a TV ad given to an Operation Sugar recipient 

What would your last meal consist of?  

Our family recipe for chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce, served with really great roast potatoes and an ice cold coke with lemon. Then my Mum’s chocolate chiffon cake for dessert! 

One piece of advice to those who want to work in cake decorating as a career? 

Be really passionate and prepared for hard work & long hours in peak seasons. Also, never forget to have fun and enjoy what you do! 

 

Angela  – Manager/Owner & Decorator 

If you could describe yourself as one cake flavour, what would it be and why? 

Lemon meringue; a little bit sweet, a little bit sour.  

How did you get into baking/cake decorating?  

I started working in the industry as a pastry chef both in NZ and internationally, where I discovered my passion for decorating and then became the owner of Sweet Bites Cakes.  

Most memorable cake moment? 

Making Robbie Williams birthday cake when he was on tour in NZ! 

What would your last meal consist of?  

Definitely sushi to start, followed by a rich lamb ragout with potato gnocchi.  

One piece of advice to those who want to work in cake decorating as a career? 

Try your hand in the pastry industry first, to give you a great culinary base knowledge and experience in a professional kitchen.  

 

Hannah – Head Baker 

If you could describe yourself as one cake flavour, what would it be and why? 

Definitely pineapple lump, a classic Kiwi! 

How did you get into baking/cake decorating?  

Started as a great hobby of mine, and then chose baking as a career path! 

Most memorable cake moment?  

As the baker, there are less memorable moments, but more work in building the foundations of the cakes!  

What would your last meal consist of?  

A BBQ Bacon Roadster from Burger Fuel with Hash Bites and a cold Coke!  

One piece of advice to those who want to work in cake decorating as a career? 

If you’re passionate, start early and don’t feel as if you need to study to find a job in the industry; an apprenticeship somewhere could set up your baking or decorating career 

 

Sondra – Cake Decorator 

If you could describe yourself as one cake flavour, what would it be and why? 

I would say vanilla bean, it’s simple and not fussy. 

How did you get into baking/cake decorating?  

I was always the one in the family to be in charge of dessert, and I then started making cakes once I had children.  

Most memorable cake moment?  

Creating a cake commission for Smith & Caughey’s making edible dresses, displayed in their window right on Queen Street!  

What would your last meal consist of?  

Eye fillet with lobster and prawns, drowning in bernaise sauce, then a lemony citrus dessert platter to finish.  

One piece of advice to those who want to work in cake decorating as a career? 

Practice, practice! Bake for friends, don’t be scared to try new things, be passionate but remember your worth.  

 

Sweet Bites Cakes Staff

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