Michele (Rose) Chambers has recently turned her hobby into a business called MR Cakes, but it is far more than just cakes!
A self-taught baker and fondant icing expert, Michele offers decorated cakes, cake toppers and fondant figurines. She said, “I have always enjoyed baking but started creating cakey goodness for my family and friends about five years ago. My parents had always created amazing cakes for us when we were children and I wanted to do the same for my kids. I
started with a No.1 cake for my daughter’s first birthday, the recipe coming from a Women’s Weekly Birthday Book! It got me hooked so I attempted a Guitar Cake for my brother’s 18th.”
Michele was really happy with the result of her brother’s cake and continued to challenge herself using books but also a lot of experimentation. “There was a fair amount of trial and error in there too,” she said.
Although Michele’s parents are from Methven, she was brought up in Christchurch. Lucky for us she moved here eleven years ago with her fiancé Mark and now has two children, Phoenix, four and Axel, two. A creative at heart, Michele dabbles in a bit of painting as well as cake design.
A change in circumstances was the catalyst to Michele starting the company with the full support of her family and friends. Finding out how to get her business up and running with the local council, she is now registered and ready to go.
Michele is still building up her products but can offer fully decorated cakes, including gluten, dairy or egg free, in different shapes for your special occasion, including the latest trend in baby reveal cakes.
Love baking your own cakes but want something exciting to decorate it with, then try one of her Specialty Cake Toppers. Michele can provide ready-made designs or commissioned pieces.
Michele’s Decoration Boxes are ingenious, you can have a go at decorating yourself, as they include a main fondant piece with little added extras such as bunting, names, flowers, miniature cars etc, anything you could want and all within your budget.
Talk to Michele about your requirements so she can price it up for you, as she says, “every cake design is unique and the time it takes to decorate it varies so it is difficult to provide a set price.
Let your imagination lead the way, or borrow a bit of Michele’s!
You can find MR Cakes on Facebook or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.