I love that so many of the business owners I interview for ‘Behind The Door With’ are combining their passions with parenthood and this week’s business, Cakes 2 Kreate, is a perfect example. Lynette is owner, baker, chief decorator and mum to two little ones, who she tells me love to taste-test her beautiful cakes.
“I made my first special cake for my nephew’s first birthday” Lynette says. “I loved making it so much I started making cakes for all the family special occasions.” After the birth of her second child Lynette decided it was time to turn her hobby into a business and Cakes 2 Kreate was born. “I really wanted the word cake in my business name so it would be easy to find on the internet” says Lynette. “My daughter’s name starts with C, as in cake, and I decided to add Kreate with a K to reflect my son.” I love that her business name has a hidden meaning to her family!
Cakes 2 Kreate specializes in beautiful vintage inspired wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Each treat is made with love and fresh ingredients to ensure it tastes as good as it looks. Lynette loves to make each cake as pretty as possible – handmade sugar roses, piped detailing and lacework are no trouble for this talented lady!
Lynette chooses to run her business from home which she says is the perfect fit for her growing family. It’s also home to her collection of vintage inspired cake stands which make a perfect accompaniment to her beautiful cakes. An inspiring little home office is perfect for responding to emails and planning cakes; I love that she has a cake right on her desk as constant inspiration. “Working from home has its own challenges” says Lynette, “but getting to be around my children and having them be a part of the business makes it worth it.”
I ask Lynette what has been her favourite cake to make so far and she tells me about a seven-tier tall cake with a giant handmade rose and a different pattern or design on each tier. “I was so scared; it’s a real challenge to make a cake that tall” says Lynette. “But when I finished it I was so proud of what I had achieved.” How fantastic to have a job that is creatively satisfying and as inspiring as Lynette’s!
Images by Cakes 2 Kreate
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such beautiful “kreations”; with wonderful attention to detail, each cake is made with so much love!
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.