MY WORK

 

I HAVE partnered with numerous local and international brands to create custom content, recipes and products.

To name a few...

 

 

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Karen Walker

Karen Walker and I have a well-cemented relationship (my first ever job was in her Ponsonby Road store) that blossomed in 2017 with our Limited Edition Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate cookie mix, which was a huge hit, selling out in just three days. Since then we have re-released that first cookie, created another, and opened a pop-up Caker inside Karen's flagship Newmarket store.

Al Brown

To celebrate the release of our Flourless Dark Chocolate cake mix, we made a series of little videos, where I visit some of my favourite local chefs and watch them turn the mix into crazy dishes. I was lucky enough to join chef Al Brown in his test kitchen where he transformed the mix into an epic dessert.

 

 

 

Giapo

This is the second Chef Series video celebrating The Caker's Flourless Dark Chocolate cake mix. Getting to visit ice-cream artisan Giapo in his Auckland-based test kitchen was such a treat. He used his incredible molecular skills to turn the Caker's Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake Mix into an ice cream based dessert.

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SUNDAY STAR TIMES - SUNDAY MAGAZINE

I am the weekly sweet recipe writer for New Zealand’s top Sunday Newspaper, the Sunday Star Times. Each week you'll find recipes like:

Caramel Roasted Bananas with Orange Creme Fraiche

Baklava Cake with Honey Mascarpone Icing

Lemony Pink Champagne Minicakes

Individual Plum Cheesecakes

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Lewis Road CReamery

The Caker's ongoing relationship with premium dairy brand Lewis Road Creamery has seen us collaborate numerous times over the last three years. I've created custom recipes for a number of Lewis Road's gourmet products, but my favourite would have the be the Blackberry and Peach Cobbler cake I made to pair with their Double Cream Vanilla Custard.

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Kenwood 

After fostering an ongoing brand alliance since the beginning of The Caker (my first ever stand mixer was a kMix), I became an ambassador for respected appliance purveyors Kenwood in 2016. As well as hosting regular private Masterclasses at Kenwood's Auckland showroom, I also create monthly recipe content for the brand, which you can find here.

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New WorlD - Little garden

Before New World's Little Garden initiative, I wasn't much into gardening, but when I was approached by the high-end supermarket to create recipe content with the collectable seedlings, I realised gardening is actually so rewarding. I grew some ingredients to create a special recipe with.

 

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Little Bird Organics

I was asked to take part in Little Bird's Plant Based Challenge alongside some incredible chefs including Simon Wright, Michael Meredith and Nadia Lim. We all took the challenge to make an entirely plant-based dish to be added to their menu for one week. I made a Spiced Banana and Date Loaf with Coconut Yoghurt, Honey Orange Marmalade and Almond Butter!

You can find the recipe here.

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Pana Chocolate

Luxury raw, organic chocolate brand Pana approached me in 2017 with a collab idea to create custom minicakes in two of their incredible flavours; Wild Orange & Fig and Sour Cherry & Vanilla. I was immediately in love with the flavour pairings and not only were the minicakes a huge success, but they also catered to The Caker's loyal vegan customer base.

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Social Kitchen

I host a number of masterclasses every year, however one of my favourites would have to be when Fisher & Paykel sponsored a series of ticketed events, including a live baking demonstration by myself for 80 guests at the Fisher & Paykel Theatre. The event was a part of Restaurant Month 2016 and I was honoured to be included.

You can see their full line up of incredible chefs from the events here.

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Deadly Ponies

Deadly Ponies announced their collaboration with My Little Pony in mid-2017 and approached The Caker to make some all-natural rainbow babycakes for their launch party. Using freeze dried strawberry, passionfruit and plum powders, as well as Matcha powder, we provided hundreds of cakes for all the invitees.

Definitely one of the coolest parties we've done.