Finding the Perfect Bay of Plenty Wedding Cake Maker

Welcome to my blog about the top wedding cake makers in the Bay of Plenty! As a bride or husband-to-be, you know how important it is to find the perfect wedding cake for your special day. I’m here to help you find the best Bay of Plenty wedding cake makers that will make your dream cake a reality! With over 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, I have hand-picked the top wedding cake makers in the Bay of Plenty region 🤗 From traditional cakes to unique and custom creations, these wedding cake makers are sure to have something special for your big day. So let’s get started and explore the best Bay of Plenty wedding cake makers!

Michelle Sisam – Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes, BOP

When it comes to wedding cake makers in the Bay of Plenty, Michelle Sisam of Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes is one of the top names in the business! Located in the heart of the Bay of Plenty, Michelle has been creating stunning wedding cakes for couples in the area for years. With a passion for baking and a flair for artistry, each of her cakes are custom-made and hand-painted with incredible attention to detail.

Have your wedding cake turned into a piece of ART with Michelle’s incredible skills that are out of this world. From classic white wedding cakes with a touch of creative flair to vibrant multi-tiered cakes with unique designs, Michelle has the skills and expertise to make any couple’s dream wedding cake come to life. For Bay of Plenty couples looking for a wedding cake that has never been seen before, Michelle of Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes is the perfect choice!

Hi, I’m Michelle the cake maker behind sweet deer – hand painted cakes. 

I’m a baker and artist, with that combination I love to create art with cake, providing luxury bespoke wedding cakes. 

Wedding cakes can be one of those carefully considered elements and I like to think of flavour as the core and foundation of your bespoke wedding cake. I am passionate about flavour and believe that as well as being something beautiful to look at, your wedding cake should create memories of deliciousness that delight you and your guests- creating a perfect fusion of taste and your individual style.”

– Michelle

Cake images captured by: Emmaline Photography, Anne Paar Photography and Amy Kate Photography

Feedback from one of Michelle’s brides:

“Thank you so much for the most incredible wedding cake. It was a piece of art and tied our theme all together. The guests loved the flavours. It was truly unforgettable.”

Annalie Strydom – Cake Works, BOP

When it comes to wedding cakes, the Bay of Plenty offers some of the best cake makers in the North Island. Annalie Strydom – Cake Works, based in the Bay of Plenty, is no exception. With over 20 years of experience in baking and decorating wedding cakes, Annalie’s cakes are known for their exquisite taste and unreal designs!

Annalie’s cakes are made with the highest quality ingredients and attention to detail. She offers a wide range of flavours and styles, from classic white wedding cakes to more modern, creative designs. Whether you’re looking for something simple or something more extravagant, Annalie can create the perfect cake for your special day 😍 Her cakes are sure to be the highlight of your wedding reception and will leave your guests with a lasting impression!

“Hi! My name is Annalie. My journey began when I relocated to New Zealand with my family
after a successful stint as the owner of a renowned beauty salon. As a stay-at-home mom, I
sought a creative outlet and discovered my love for cake decorating. What started as a hobby
soon blossomed into a business more than 20 years ago.
Baking and cake decorating is my passion and my happy place. I pay attention to every detail to
make sure I meet my customers’ expectations. From classic fondant-covered marvels that
exude elegance to modern rustic buttercream creations that capture the essence of natural
beauty, I can bring your vision to life.
I understand that planning an event can be stressful, which is why I go above and beyond to
provide a seamless and enjoyable journey for my clients. From the initial consultation to the
final delivery, I am there every step of the way, ensuring that your expectations are not only
met but exceeded. I believe in creating more than just a cake. My aim is to take you on a
flavour experience and help create special memories.”

– Annalie

Cake images captured by: Annalie, Cake Works

Feedback from one of Annalie’s brides:

“This is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen!!! We have been a bit busy the last week but I
just wanted to take a moment to message and say how grateful David and I are!! I honestly was
more emotional looking at the cake than I was walking down the isle.
It was more than I ever hoped for and SO delicious!!!! I can not believe how perfectly it
matched the venue too. Endless thank yous! You are amazing!”

Reighan Kingi – Made By Reighan, BOP

An uber-talented Bay of Plenty wedding cake maker is Reighan Kingi of Made By Reighan. Reighan is fast becoming a well-known cake maker in the Bay of Plenty region, with a reputation for creating beautiful and delicious cakes for weddings and other special occasions. She takes great pride in her work, ensuring each cake is unique and special! 🤗

Reighan specialises in custom buttercream cakes, offering yummy and modern flavours such as berry chocolate, vanilla with caramel and raspberry with white chocolate. No matter what flavour you choose, you can be sure that your cake will be made with the utmost care and attention to detail. And with her experience and expertise, you can be sure that your wedding cake will be the talk of the town!!! So if you’re looking for a Bay of Plenty wedding cake maker, look no further than Reighan of Made By Reighan!

“Tēnā koutou katoa,

Ko Te Arawa tōku waka

Ko Tarawera tōku maunga

Ko Tarawera tōku awa

Ko Te Arawa tōku iwi

Ko Ngāti Rangitihi tōku hapū

Ko Rangitihi tōku marae

Ko Reighan Kingi tōku ingoa 

No Whakatane ahau 

Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou katoa

Hi everyone,

I’m Reighan (it’s pronounced Ray-Ghan not Ree-ghan) and I am the creator, cake maker, dishes lady, admin, bookkeeper, receptionist, social media manager and everything else that happens here at Made By Reighan located in Whakatane. 

MBR was created from a love of baking, a love of art and ultimately a life changing decision that made me create my own journey for my life and my kids. 

I’m a relatively new cake maker to the scene but the passion and love has been there for many years! I am self taught and everything including ganaches and compotes are all made by me! 

I LOVE being creative in the kitchen and creating something special and unique for you and your wedding day. Not only will our creation look stunning but it will taste just as amazing, as I work exclusively with Swiss meringue buttercream! The smoothest, most delicious icing you will have on your cake!! 

Let’s talk! Let’s create something beautiful, and let me create something you’ll remember for your wedding day!

– Reighan

Feedback from one of Reighan’s wedding clients:

The cake was DELICIOUS!!! We aren’t a very sweet tooth family but my sister and brother inlaw both said even up to yesterday when we ate the last piece that it was sooooo yum!!! Thank u so much girl  xx

email: social media: @madebyreighan

Sarah Greaves – Sage and Grace, BOP

Sarah of Sage and Grace is one of the top wedding cake makers in the Bay of Plenty region and has been for a number of years because of her awesome point of difference. She runs her wedding cake business with a healthy twist! Creating beautiful wedding cakes that are tailored to each couple’s taste with her signature style, focusing on the natural and whole ingredients. Making them a delicious treat without the guilt!

She has mastered the art of crafting gorgeous and nourishing wedding cakes, making her the beloved choice of clients. Her creations mesmerise taste buds with a yummy blend of flavours while providing wholesome indulgence 🎂🌟 You can count on Sarah to create a stunning wedding cake that will be remembered for years to come!

“Hello, I (Sarah) am an outdoor enthusiast, who loves real and wholesome food. They both light you up, make you feel your best, help you thrive and make the most of life. I studied sports nutrition and before I knew it I had fallen into making cakes with a more wholesome twist. Choosing to use organic and wholesome ingredients to nourish those who eat my cakes, wth the focus being on flavour rather than just sweetness.

We believe everyone, with any dietary requirement, should be loved without feeling like a nuisance. Food is about joy and community and at Sage & Grace we’re passionate about bringing people together through delicious cakes.

So here at Sage and Grace everything we make is Gluten Free, using our own blend of GF flours to make the perfect combo. We believe gluten free food done well has a greater depth of flavour and is kinder on all tummies.

Our focus is creating beautiful cakes for any kind of celebration using flowers from my dads garden to decorate. Or if it is your wedding we like the unorthodox approach, anything is possible, and let’s do something a bit fun. We see a wedding cake as an opportunity to create a piece of art for your guests to be intrigued by and give them a talking point. So think big, use your cake for more than just dessert but as an art feature. I love to use the amazing flowers that are given by your florists to create depth and height. The weirder the flowers the better. We are focused on fresh ingredients that bring life, we are a no fondant zone!”

– Sarah

4th cake image captured by: Ruth Gilmore | 5th cake image captured by: David Le

Feedback from one of Sarah’s brides:

Sarah made our wedding cake and the whole experience was flawless! Got tasters sent to us since we lived out of town. Fairly priced and excellent communication throughout. The guests couldn’t stop talking about it and it was so popular, we didn’t get any on our wedding day. It was good that someone had saved us some in the fridge.

They delivered it promptly and Sarah even took the initiative of getting some extra flowers for it from the arch florals. She truly went above and beyond and we greatly appreciate it!

P.S. our favourite was the feijoa sticky date… YUM!

Tips for Choosing the Right Bay of Plenty Wedding Cake Maker

When researching Bay of Plenty wedding cake makers, it’s important to look at reviews and ask for recommendations from friends and family. This will help you get an idea of which cake makers are well-regarded in the area and can provide you with the perfect cake for your special day. Additionally, it’s a good idea to look at photos of cakes that the cake maker has created in the past, so you can get an idea of the style and taste of their cakes. With careful research and consideration, you can find the perfect Bay of Plenty wedding cake maker for your big day 🤩

Michelle Sisam of Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes offers hand painted cakes, Annalie Strydom of Cake Works offers unique and intricate designs, Reighan Kingi of Made By Reighan offers delicious and modern designs, and Sarah Greaves of Sage and Grace offers delicious, nourishing cakes.

Each cake maker has their own unique style, and it is important to choose one that best suits your needs. Research the baker, consider their experience level, and discuss your budget with them. Ultimately, with the right research and due diligence, you can find the perfect wedding cake maker to make your special day even more memorable! Woohoo!

FAQ Questions and Answers:

Q1. What are the best wedding cake makers in the Bay of Plenty?

A1. Some of the best wedding cake makers in the Bay of Plenty are of course Michelle of Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes, Annalie of Cake Works, Reighan of Made By Reighan, and Sarah of Sage and Grace 😉

Q2. What is special about the wedding cakes made by Michelle Sisam?

A2. Michelle Sisam of Sweet Deer Hand Painted Cakes specialises in custom hand-painted cakes that are truly unique. She uses her artistic skills to create custom cakes that are one-of-a-kind and perfect for any wedding!

Q3. What services does Annalie Strydom of Cake Works offer?

A3. Annalie Strydom of Cake Works offers a variety of custom cake services, including wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and celebration cakes. She also offers cake decorating classes in her private studio!

Q4. What type of wedding cakes does Reighan Kingi of Made By Reighan specialise in?

A4. Reighan Kingi of Made By Reighan specialises in buttercream wedding cakes. She uses high-quality ingredients and focuses on fun details to create beautiful cakes that will impress any wedding guest!

Q5. What is unique about Sarah Greaves of Sage and Grace?

A5. Sarah Greaves of Sage and Grace specialises in creating healthy wedding cakes. She uses unique flavours and ingredients to create cakes that are both delicious and healthy! A treat without the guilt!

Q6. What tips can you provide for choosing the right Bay of Plenty wedding cake maker?

A6. When choosing the right Bay of Plenty wedding cake maker, it’s important to consider the style of cake you’re looking for, the flavours and ingredients you prefer, and the budget you have in mind. It’s also important to do some research and read reviews to ensure you’re choosing the best cake maker for your special day 🥳


July 10, 2023

A 3 tiered white wedding cake captured by Whakatane's Eilish Burt Photography

Discover the Top Wedding Cake Makers in the Bay of Plenty

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