This week I’d like to introduce you cake designer extraordinaire, Greg Cleary from Sweetums Designer Cakes.
Greg has been designing fabulous cakes for over 30 years and his creative flair & attention to detail has cemented him as a favourite amongst brides.
I can personally vouch for the quality of Greg’s cakes as he was generous enough to create a cake for the official launch of The Little White Wedding Company, and let me tell you…the cake melts in your mouth and each bite leaves you wanting more!
Here’s what Greg had to say during our 5 minutes…
Why did you choose to make your living by creating cakes for special occasions?
I have ALWAYS wanted to make cakes, from a very early age, it was all about cake!!!!!
The most outrageous request would probably have been 2 nude torso's on top of a wedding cake, to scale of the bride & grooms figures.....When I delivered the cake to the reception, there were nude torso's as table centerpieces, so the cake didn't look out of place at the reception.
What’s the average amount of time you spend on designing & making a wedding cake?
The time taken to make a wedding cake varies incredibly, the simplest looking cakes are always the most challenging, as EVERYTHING has to be perfect as you have no where to hide. Approximately 20 - 25 hrs would be an average time frame.
What makes a cake more expensive & what are your suggestions for getting more for your money?
The amount of hand work, eg piping, moulding, sugar flowers, decorations etc add to the coast of a cake. Everything has to be hand made and coloured, it all takes time, and labour cost are expensive, even though you never get the price for what the cake is really worth.
What is your favourite flavour & cake design so far?
My favourite flavour would be anything citrus; I love the clean freshness on the palate...but I love any flavour as long as it is fresh and made with quality ingredients.
For more information about Greg & Sweetums Designer Cakes please visit his website at http://www.sweetums.com.au.