Monday, October 24, 2011

We've moved!

Hello lovely readers, Cake have now moved into our new Internet digs.... so come on over to check out all our sweet treats at which is where you'll also find our new blog.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tag along to Cake for a Swinging Time (this title is dedicated to J.B.H)

Christmas is coming and because of this we get to do what we love most other than baking cupcakes and macarons. We get to scour the internet for adorable gifts and party accessories. 

Our large and small swing tags have come in and are you ready to hear what colours and designs we have in store?  .......Ok here goes......

We have donkey grey with big spots, little spots or little stripes. 
Dark Pink comes in big spots, little spots, horizontal stripes, vertical stripes and pink & red horizontal stripes. 
Light pink comes in big spots, little spots, and vertical stripes. 
Red comes in vertical stripes, small and large spots. 
Yellow comes in small and big dots and vertical and horizontal stripes. 
Also big blue swing tags. 

 We also have in sets of large postcards (pack of ten) for $15 and boxes of five cards with envelopes for $10. 

 Before you ask the wallpaper is actually fabric from Liberty that some crafty and stylish lady glued to our counter (much cheaper option than wallpaper.) 

Make sure you keep your eye out for more goodies turning up between now and Christmas...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Our banners fly high from 10am til 1pm...

You've remembered to get the beer and the sausages, the soft drink and the potato salad but you're missing the final (and best) bit.... Grand Final Day Cupakes! 

We like cats and we like pies but because you're going to make us pick we guess.... as much as a pie is a culinary delight (and we do like our food here at Cake) we'd probably have to pick cats. 


Please note that as much as we'd like to stay open all day on Saturday we're going to hightail it home to watch the game and so if you want to pick up some cakes make sure you're in before 1pm. If you want to order your team colours (Collingwood or Geelong) then you'll have to get in early because we have a limited number available. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lucy, cakes, kittens shooting lasers.... just your regular Cake blog post...

What's the connection between kittens (exactly like the one below) who can shoot laser beams from their eyes and Cake? 


The beautiful and beautifully talented Lucy James visited us from Daylesford the other day and sat across the road in the sunshine and drew some pictures. 

She also was sweet enough to eat some of our cakes and macrons and drew these as well. 

So this is a little shoutout to Lucy for doing such lovely drawings and letting us use them ('For what?' we hear you ask....)

Go have a look at Lucy's blog The Warming Room and check out more information about her upcoming exhibition Sudden Flushes of Unconscious Material (part 2) at c3 gallery in the Abbotsford convent.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Frankie Issue 43 Out Now

We are just a little bit excited to be included in one of our favorite magazines!!!

Frankie is a bi-monthly Australian magazine, featuring all sorts of wonderful things and we are in their new cafe directory section of the magazine.
We also stock their wonderful cookbooks which have all the cooking classics and is a must for any keen baker.
Make sure to go out and get a copy, I'm sure you will enjoy.

Issue 43 - Out now with Cake featuring in it. (Whoo hoo)

Frankie cookbooks available in store at Cake.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We're not just saying this but.....

...... our new Sambellina party/goodie bags are just out of the box and already selling fast (actually we sold some from the box yesterday.)

$12.95 for a dozen in either stripped or polka (red, pink, blue) as well as white and brown. 

 The crafty people at Sambellina have also personalised theirs and don't forget we also stock matching cups, plates, and gift tags etc.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011


You know that you've made it in the world of kid-friendly cafes when a mysterious lady turns up and says, 'I'll be back very soon to review you for Hey Bambini!' In all honesty you think, 'I hope that lady comes back soon and says awesomely lovely things about Cake.'

Hey Bambini were true to their word and returned to Cake last week.... and we're pretty chuffed with the review....

"What a darling little find this place was. I was doing my usual rounds of the vintage shops in Ballarat months ago and l stumbled across Cake. I popped in, said hi and who l was and that l’d return with my camera, notepad and children to do a review. I’m sure the owner Jennifer thought l was some ‘crazy’ off the street as l didn’t have a chance to get back into Cake for months. We exchanged emails and finally the opportunity arose that l was passing through Ballarat again with the kids and I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Cake properly.

Nestled on Main Rd next to all the best vintage shops (my husband calls them ‘junk shops!’) is Cake Bake Shop. This sweet little cafĂ© is the perfect destination for morning or afternoon tea. They have a few seating options including a large communal table in the middle of the room which would be perfect for mother’s groups. On the menu is a selection of homemade mini cupcakes, macaroons and of course warm drinks. They don’t do lunch, dinner or breakfast – just morning and afternoon tea.

To keep little hands busy Cake has its own corner dedicated to the kids which has a cute white picket fence around complete with fake grass and a mini chairs and table set. Inside the play area they have a selection of toys for the kids to tinker with.

For little bottoms they provide high chairs and for the birthday bottoms they conduct private parties on Sundays. Cupcake Making, Craft parties and decorating parties are some of the themes that Little Day Out conducts in conjunction with Cake. These party stylists will celebrate your little ones special day in style. And let’s not forget get Mum, Little Day Out can also conduct parties for Mother’s to Be, High Teas and other fancy special occasions.

If having a party at Cake is not your thing then you can always pick up vintage inspired party supplies from them. Everything from stripy straws, to twine and cupcake wrappers – they have it covered. Their party range is superb and l’m sure there would be an item or two that would make your special occasion that extra special indeed.

If you’re local or passing through make sure you pay a visit to Cake. The cupcakes are delicious (as per tick of approval and rating BIG thumbs up by Mr 2) and the staff are warm and welcoming.  Who doesn’t love a cupcake, it’s a must visit for any Mum with a sweet tooth.

Reviewed August 2011"

Even for those of us who don't have children of our own the Hey Bambini cafe reviews are well worth a look.... they found out about us after all so you know they only review the best cafes.

Also check out the great photos that Hey Bambini took as well... and don't forget to head on over to their facebook page and Like them!