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HOT: Kat’s Cakes, 309 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

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Over the years I’ve been to many weddings and being a huge sweet tooth, I always pay particular attention to the cake. Modern couples have definitely moved away from fruit cake and white royal icing, and I’ve had chocolate cake, sponge cake and lemon poppyseed cake (although I’ve yet to be cheated with a wheel of cheese instead of cake, which is apparently a growing trend).

When it came to my own wedding, I was very keen on having a cake with a  ‘wow’ factor – I mean, I have a foodie reputation to uphold! RM’s only criteria was that it should be chocolate. Easy.

To find a cake supplier I’m went to the  list of award-winning suppliers by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (a useful but truly retch-worthy website) and scrolled down until I found someone in the inner city. I trotted down to Kat’s Cakes in North Fitzroy, selected the only style which wasn’t round or white and was given a sample of the chocolate mud cake by Kat, who runs the commercial kitchen on the same premises.

Our cake ended up being a 5 tiered cake of  individual chocolate mud cake boxes sandwiched with chocolate ganache and framed with thick chocolate panels. It was delivered to our reception venue, along with 100 takeaway noodle boxes. The structure was as tall and impressive as I’d hoped and the dark colours I thought looked particularly good with the scattering of orchids and Australian natives. As for the taste, it was soooo moist and rich that it was unfortunate that it came at the end of a huge lunch banquet and platters of amazing sorbet and icecream. I really couldn’t appreciate it at the time and wish I’d had the foresight to take some home.

Oh well, we’ll just have to wait to order our 1 year anniversary cake, an unexpected and pleasant surprise which we only found out about after the big day.

  • Kat’s Cakes, 309 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North +61 3 9486 6575
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6 comments for “HOT: Kat’s Cakes, 309 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North”

  1. oh joyce this is great, I’ve always been impressed with the photos in KAts window… its always made me day dream about being a wedding cake maker…

    the cake looks scrumptious!

    Posted by Carla
    Twitter: easyasveganpie
    | June 29, 2010, 8:38 am
  2. oops you must have been disappointed with my wedding where there was no cake! (but in my defence there were 3 different kinds of desserts…)

    Posted by Gourmet Chick
    Twitter: carawaters
    | June 30, 2010, 6:27 am
    • Ha Gourmet Chick, in fact I didn’t notice that you didn’t have a cake! Though come to think of it I would have have thought it would right up your alley. Never mind, a plethora of desserts made up for it :)

      Jetsetting Joyce

      Posted by Jetsetting Joyce | June 30, 2010, 7:12 pm
  3. Thanks for the ABIA link Joyce! you’re right, the website is gag- inducing but it looks very useful.

    I’m going to have to start referring to you as my wedding planner soon!


    Posted by Emily Hill
    Twitter: EmilyHill
    | June 30, 2010, 7:39 am
    • Hi Emily

      I have to confess that I did refer to ABIA quite a bit when I was looking for wedding suppliers as I had no other places to guide me and I refused to read or buy wedding magazines. Hope you find what you’re looking for!

      Jetsetting Joyce

      Posted by Jetsetting Joyce | June 30, 2010, 7:11 pm

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