More Yummynes from Wanaka, Here is a bit about Clare and her business

What do you love best about what you do?

I love the look of a totally finished cake.  Once the final row of ribbon goes on around the board, I can sit back and admire. Any cake with a beautiful bunch of handmade flowers makes my day.  Occasionally I get couples that ‘step outside the box’ a little, and those are the cakes I especially love doing, ones with a bit of POP, or a little more challenging.

Whats your favourite thing to do on your day off?

Hate to admit it since I live in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, but sleep. I miss sleep alot during wedding season.  But apart from that I love an afternoon wine, in the sun, soaking up the views.

Tell us something about you?  

love to travel, dont do nearly enough of it, and one day I am going to Italy for a month or 2 just to soak up the atmosphere, the fabulous food and of course the local wines.  Of course, I would be gong via France for research and via New York for shopping and meeting cake idols!  I’m a wee bit obsessed with cakes, and there are some outstanding overseas designers that I would give my right arm to meet.

Whats do you think is new and upcoming in weddings?

Bold colours, metallics, hand piping and a growing trend overseas back to a memorable cake that makes a statement.  Taller the better.  All finished off with a gorgeous cake stand.  Theres also more focus on handmade flowers that match themes and bridal bouquets.  We can pretty much make any sort of flowers at Cakes of Wanaka.

What can guests expect from you at the fair (that maybe they wouldn’t otherwise see)?

Come and try some tasty wee treats. For the 1st time, I will be taking little cakes, so the set up will give couples an idea of a dessert buffet setup, also a growing trend.  Also the cakes on display will be all new, not yet seen in my lakefront shop or on FB.  Emphasis on pretty!