Hi, my name is Helena – mother to 2 beautiful girls, wife to a supportive and wonderful man, domestic goddess in training (I’m missing the sultry accent and the cleavage) creative junkie and I love designing and creating cakes!
I’ve always loved being in the kitchen and have always had a knack for the sweeter side of cooking. Growing up the youngest of 4 kids in a Greek household meant many hours of observing my parents in the kitchen – both in a domestic and commercial setting – food has always been around me! My mother is the official Queen of Baklava in our family and was an early inspiration!
I was first drawn into the world of sugar artistry when, whilst browsing in a bookshop, I came across Anna Von Marburg’s “Cakes in Bloom”. Amazed that you could create such beautiful things from sugar, I couldn’t put it down! Thus began my obsession with all things sugar – and with culinary books!!!
As I flicked through the pages I could feel the addiction begin… the seed had been planted, I had to learn how to do this! I completed a basics course and another specifically for sculpting roses from sugar and then proceeded to hijack every occassion in the family calendar – whether they liked it or not, I was making the cake! I was merciless!
I’m a great believer in things tasting as good as they look – all cakes I produce are baked from scratch using fresh, quality ingredients, free range organic eggs and European chocolate thus ensuring that the cake is not only remembered for it’s visual presence but also for it’s deliciousness!
I’ve always gotten a great deal of satisfaction seeing the result of many hours of work and the reaction of my family, friends and clients. I love what I do and I think it shows!
I have been fortunate enough to learn from my idols in this industry and am proud to call many of the best cake artists in Australia and from around the globe my colleagues and my friends. It is an exciting and ever evolving industry and I cant wait to see what my journey in sugar reveals next!
The cake is always the centerpiece of any occasion – take the opportunity to make a statement!