5 Of Brisbane’s Sweetest Cake Makers

5 Of Brisbane’s Sweetest Cake Makers

When it comes to cake any excuse will do.

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 24th September 2020

Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too? These sweet bakers will take your frosted fantasies and turn them into a delicious reality. From baklava mud cake to slices of strawberry champagne, you’ll want more than a teeny dessert folk to dig into these baked masterpieces.

Crema and Cream | Stafford

Infused with the sweet Sicilian touch, these cakes by Gracelyn Schluter are baked from her family to yours. In perfectly weighed dashes of ricotta, polenta, almonds and citrus, you can taste the authenticity in each bite of these rustic cakes that are often baked on the morning of pick-up. Traditional flavours of vanilla, chocolate and carrot are always lovingly crafted, while the more unusual – like strawberry champagne and lemon mascarpone – are her most popular. You bring the occasion and she’ll bring the expertise, and together you’ll collaborate to create a masterpiece that tastes just as beautiful as it looks. As the centrepiece of any celebration, she can also cater for special dietary requirements. And, when you’re tempted to grab a cannoli, biscotti or bombolone as you’re walking out her door, trust us – do it!   

 

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Frosted Indulgence | Holland Park

You may have to do a double take with these outstanding creations, but we swear to you, it’s all cake. The limit is truly your imagination, as the uber talented Vas Hatzinik will bring your wildest ideas to life with clean and crisp elegance. There’s literally nothing she can’t do – her fondant and ganache iced cakes need to be eaten to be believed. From her signature baklava mud cake with cinnamon, honey and almonds, to her ever-popular white chocolate and vanilla bean mud cake with Nutella ganache, the wow-factor continues on the inside with over 30 delicious flavours and fillings baked from scratch. Within her charming custom-built studio, Vas completes all aspects of the cake process herself to ensure a personalised service with an absolutely flawless end result.

 

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Happy Cake Day | Alderley

Give the greatest gift of all: deliciousness delivered. There’s no better way to say ‘congratulations’, ‘thank you’, ‘happy birthday’ or even ‘I’m sorry’, than sending your loved one a beautiful cake. With a range of gorgeous flavours and designs, it’s hard to go past Happy Cake Day’s signature white chocolate cake layered with fresh passionfruit buttercream and topped with macarons. Each cake and edible decoration is baked in-house with only the most premium ingredients, and is always received with delight. All you have to do is drool over the exceptional selection, and they’ll deliver within 15km of the Brisbane CBD. If you need to add last-minute sweetness to someone’s day, they even offer same-day delivery when ordered before 10am!

 

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Lady Bouchon | Albion

These darling cakes will have you saying ‘oh là là’! Each beautifully simple and soulful slice is imbued with the French heritage and skill of founder and pastry chef Catherine Marot, whose decorated background includes former Head Decorator at Jocelyn’s Provisions. Using fresh flowers from local florists and seasonal fruits and berries to embellish, Lady Bouchon takes pride in sourcing the highest quality, natural Australian ingredients. The traditional and time-honoured methods used in this kitchen create the perfect harmony of flavours and textures every single time, most loved in their classic chocolate or pistachio and rose cake. If you want a slice of the goodness, Lady Bouchon has just opened a permanent stall at The Black Market in Albion on weekends, serving freshly baked little cakes, slices, preserves and packaged baked goods.

 

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Petal and Peach | Wellington Point

This house of fun serves magic in flowery and flavoursome cakes, finished in their signature Swiss meringue buttercream. Based on the original family recipe, their small batch from scratch philosophy consistently produces gorgeous cakes that ticks all the boxes for lightness, decadence and taste. Where possible, Petal and Peach mix their batters by hand to get it just right, and their renowned fresh flower finishes are placed on the cake at the last moment before it heads your way, to ensure you enjoy a product in its absolute prime. With delightful flavours like lime, orange and rosemary cake soaked in gin and tonic syrup, dark chocolate and peanut butter brownie cake, or the perfect banoffee, make sure you book in advance – these are the cakes that everyone wants on their plate!

 

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.