The wedding cake provides you with a great opportunity to have the entire feeling of the wedding expressed in one single detail. So many elements of the cake come together to really display the personality of the bride and groom… the colour, the design, the flavour and the shape. Today, we have an interview with one of Sydney’s premiere cake designers, Faye Cahill from Faye Cahill Cake Design. Take a moment to read about this imaginative and talented cake Studio who not only produces refined and beautiful wedding cakes with a designer edge, but that are also extremely delicious!!.
Name: Faye Cahill Cake Design
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Where are you located, and what geographical area(s) do you service?
Our shop/studio is at Dulwich Hill in Sydney’s Inner West. We deliver throughout Sydney. We also have many clients who transport their cakes to Bowral, the Hunter Valley and the South Coast. We also freight cakes quite often to regional and interstate airports.
How long have you been in business?
3 1/2 years under this name and 18 years in the industry.
What drew you to Cake Design as a profession?
I worked in cake shops while studying for my art degree and fell into baking shortly afterwards which led to my career as a decorator. I was very fortunate to find work at one of the most prestigious Sydney companies early on, and developed an eye for quality, detail and design.
What do you feel sets you apart as a Cake Designer?
My extensive experience making literally thousands of wedding cakes, has taught me what works and what doesn’t. Proportion, balance and harmony are crucial in achieving the most refined results, and clients can feel confident that if we tailor a design to suit their scheme that it will turn out exactly as we have discussed. We also take a lot of care in the preparation of our cakes to ensure that they taste as good as they look. All your cakes are filled and layered with creamy ganache and masked to prevent drying and produce a perfect silhouette. Another of our strengths is that we hand make all our flowers and decorations rather than using the standard imported ones. The results are much finer and we can customise to a greater degree with styles and colouring.
What do you love most about your job?
Nothing beats seeing all the beautiful cakes come together at the end of the week, and also hearing back from couples who were thrilled with their cakes. We are lucky to be working with clients who are planning a happy and special event, and who often bring beautiful elements from their scheme to show us. We find that we are continually working with new themes and designs which keeps our work engaging.
If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be?