Do you ever just crave a handmade cake but can never be bothered doing it yourself? Well look no further, The Cake Lab has you covered! We spoke to the cake boss behind The Cake Lab, Annalie Tigani, about her new business venture, making cakes, and cupcakes to die for!!
Hey Annalie, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?
I’m 23 years old and a student at Deakin University in Geelong.
What made you get into baking cakes?
For me, baking is something I’ve always loved doing. It started out as a hobby and only became more serious when family and friends suggested the cakes and cupcakes I was making were good enough to sell. It felt pretty natural that I should spend as much time as possible doing something I was so passionate about so I started posting my creations online and the business grew from there. The Cake Lab was born when I asked my sister Danielle to revamp my online presence and take over the non-baking side of my business.
Where do you get your creative masterpiece inspiration from?
I follow a bunch of blogs, websites and Instagram accounts for daily inspiration but most of my ideas come from experimenting with different flavour combinations. When it comes to baking I’m always trying new things. That’s where the name “The Cake Lab” comes from.
What do you have available for order?
We have a variety of cakes, cupcakes and mini cupcakes available to order. We will make anything you want for any event, whether it’s a wedding, engagement party, birthday party or get together with friends. Basically, you name it we can make it! There is a price list available on our website and a selection of cakes and cupcakes I’ve made.
How do people go about ordering off you?
You can make an enquiry via the contact page on our website thecakelab.com.au or message us on Instagram or Facebook @thecakelabgeelong.
What sets you aside from other cake businesses?
I bake everything from scratch at home. I don’t use packet mixes or store-bought topping and fillings. Everything is unique and made to order which means customers are getting a high quality and more importantly, delicious, product.
What is your favourite type of cake combo?
You can’t go past a rich chocolate cake with dulce de leche swiss meringue buttercream and salted caramel drizzle. It is HEAVEN on a plate. Trust me!
Visit www.thecakelab.com.au/ or check out FB here.
Written by Chloe Cicero