10 Local Cakers You Need in Your Life

Words by Tamarin Morley
August 26, 2016

Here at Nouba, we’re firmly of the opinion that Fridays should be fat, and it’s this cherished notion that inspired today’s delicious post. We’ve spent untold hours drooling onto our phones as we scroll through the feeds of our favourite bakers, cakers and treat makers. So prepare to get craving, because we’ve rounded up our top 10 cake-centric grammers from around Australia and New Zealand.

Nectar & Stone / Melbourne VIC

A pioneer in the art of sweet styling, Caroline Khoo of Nectar & Stone has been inspiring us with her beautiful creations from day dot. One of the first Instagram feeds we ever tuned into, this talented dessert designer is something of a trendsetter in the world of treats. @nectarandstone

beautiful cupcakes by Melbourne dessert designer Nectar & Stone berry heart cake by Melbourne dessert designer Nectar & Stone

ombre macarons by Melbourne dessert designer Nectar & Stone

Desserts and images by Caroline Khoo, Nectar & Stone. Instagram: @nectarandstone

Tome / Sunshine Coast QLD

From a humble coffee shop in Maroochydore, Tome turns out some of the most drool-worthy cake creations going. Layers of enticing flavour combinations brought together with the ever-present caramel drip and topped fresh flowers, frosting and even more treats. Heaven! @tome____caramel drip layer cake by Sunshine Coast bakery Tome caramel drip layer cake by Sunshine Coast bakery Tome

caramel drip layer cake by Sunshine Coast bakery Tome

Cakes by Alita Johnson and images by Matthew O’Brien. Instagram: @tome____

Magnolia Kitchen / Auckland NZ

Combining a minimal design aesthetic with painfully delicious flavour combos, Bets Monk of Magnolia Kitchen always leaves us craving, with her light, bright, contemporary cakery feed. @magnoliakitchen

modern pink ruffle cake by Auckland baker Magnolia Kitchen @magnoliakitchen quartz wedding cake by Auckland baker Magnolia Kitchen @magnoliakitchen

pretty pastel drip cake by Auckland baker Magnolia Kitchen @magnoliakitchen

Cakes and images by Bets Monk, Magnolia Kitchen. Instagram: @magnoliakitchen

Cordy’s Cakes / Sydney NSW

Artful, unexpected, and totally irresistible, Cordy’s Cakes are everything we want in a wedding cake. Make a statement, wow your guests, but make darn sure that above all else, your wedding cake is Delicious with a capital D. @cordyscakes

watercolour drip cake by Sydney baker Cordy's Cakes unique and creative wedding cake by Sydney baker Cordy's Cakes

unique and creative wedding cake by Sydney baker Cordy's Cakes

Cakes and images by Cordy’s Cakes. Instagram: @cordyscakes

Fig + Salt / Melbourne VIC

Rustic, real and oh-so-incredibly delicious, Fig + Salt (by Cassandra Morris) has been a go-to for sweet inspo for years. Don’t expect neon drips and other OTT trends here, just beautifully crafted cakes and treats that you’ll really, reeeeaally want to eat. @figandsalt

Caramel drip cake with dahlias by Fig + Salt Chocolate cupcakes, butter cream frosting and the prettiest sugared flowers

salted caramel drip cake with toffee popcorn

Desserts and top 2 images by Cassandra Morris, Fig + Salt, bottom image by I Got You Babe. Instagram @figandsalt.

Marguerite Cakes / Perth WA

Drips, sails, shards and carefully constructed confectionery stacks, Marguerite’s Cakes embrace every current cake trend, and we can’t get enough! Crafted by Dany McEwen, these creations are almost too pretty to eat… but if you really pushed us… @margueritecakes

pastel pink cake with sugar shards by Perth baker Marguerite Cakes @margueritecakes mini ice cream cakes by Perth baker Marguerite Cakes @margueritecakes

unique pastel cake by Perth baker Marguerite Cakes @margueritecakes

Cakes and images by Marguerite Cakes. Instagram: @margueritecakes

The Caker / Auckland NZ

Inspired by childhood trips to Paris, Jordan Rondel’s (aka The Caker) passion for baking runs deep. Starting her business at just 21, this talented caker and entrepreneur not only makes stunning wedding cakes, but has authored recipe books and stocks her luxury cake mixes all over New Zealand! #girlboss @thecakernz

rose-topped wedding cake by Auckland baker The Caker unique cakes by Auckland baker The Caker

rose and fig topped wedding cake by Auckland baker The Caker

Cakes and images by Jordan Rondel, The Caker. Instagram: @thecakernz

Gillian Bell Cake / Brisbane QLD

Specialising in rustic, wholesome, organic cakes, Gillian Bell uses local seasonal ingredients and even calls on her own kitchen garden for unique flavours and fresh flowers to decorate. These are cakes as cakes should be! @gillianbellcake

organic Victoria sponge cake by Brisbane baker Gillian Bell organic mud cake by Brisbane baker Gillian Bell

organic carrot cake by Brisbane baker Gillian Bell

Cakes and images by Gillian Bell. Instagram: @gillianbellcake

Cakes by Cliff / Sydney NSW

Constantly experimenting with epic sails and artful designs, Sydney’s Cakes by Cliff is constantly pushing the boundaries of cakery. These creations are beautifully styled and photographed, making for one very eye-pleasing feed. @cakesbycliff

oreo cake by Sydney baker Cakes by Cliff Artful cake with sail by Sydney baker Cakes by Cliff

strawberry white chocolate drip cake by Sydney baker Cakes by Cliff

Cakes and images by Cakes by Cliff. Instagram @cakesbycliff

Unbirthday Bakery / Sydney NSW

Wonderfully over the top, Unbirthday Bakery’s cake creations are an assault on the senses… in a good way. Piled high with candy, chocolate shards, fruit, macarons, flowers, you name it – these beauties are guaranteed to be a showstopper for any occasion. @unbirthdaybakery

creative cake by Unbirthday Bakery Sydney creative cake with edible flowers by by Unbirthday Bakery Sydney

ombre layer cake by Unbirthday Bakery Sydney

Cakes and images by Unbirthday Bakery. Instagram: @unbirthdaybakery

 

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