Welcome to Elegantly Frosted

Thanks for stopping by... If you're looking for a Cake Artist who can create something truly stunning AND delicious, you're in luck!

My Signature style is clean, colourful & fun, and I have a pretty impressive menu of Cake Flavours too! I love to dazzle your guests with the perfect celebration cake, that everyone will remember fondly.

I love to cater for gluten intolerances, and take the greatest care to ensure that all items are baked from scratch, with as much love and attention as if it were for my own family. I take all food intolerances seriously, and special requests can be made on application.

Elegantly Frosted is a Home Based, Fully Food Licensed business, based in Underwood, south-east of Brisbane. We service all areas of Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Maleny and southern end of the Sunshine Coast.

Do you have special dietary requirements?

There are gluten free, dairy free & vegan options available - please send an enquiry to make a request for your specific dietary requirements.

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FAQ

How do I get a quote & make a booking?

Please use my Enquiry Form (scroll up a bit to find it), to enquire about my availability, and I will be more than happy to calculate a quote if our schedules align.  I need a few basic details before I can complete a quote for you, including the event date and time, the event location, the number of guests, and any info that you can provide regarding the styling that you had in mind.

I will provide a quote for your order, and if you choose to accept this, I will create an itemised Invoice, with the cake size, flavour, design specifications, and my Bank Account details to allow for payment via Direct Deposit.  The Terms & Conditions are detailed on the second page of the invoice, and state that there is a 50% deposit to confirm the booking, with the final balance due 2 weeks prior to your event.

Please note that I don't hold dates, unless a payment has been made. If you have simply contacted me regarding my availability or pricing, this doesn't mean that your date has been confirmed yet. I book out quickly as I have limited capacity each week, so please request your booking confirmation as early as possible, to avoid missing out.

How far ahead should I book?

I recommend booking as early as possible for your event, as popular dates tend to book out quickly. In particular, March - May and September - October, tend to be my busiest months, due to Spring & Autumn weddings being particularly popular in Queensland. I need at least 2 weeks lead time (subject to availability on your requested date), to allow enough time for confirming the design specifics of your cake, and for items such as toppers & flowers to be ordered in time for your special occasion.

In addition to being a Cake Artist, I work part time in a day job (I split my time between clinical work in Private Practice and running Elegantly Frosted) - so I am usually juggling enquiries, quotes, invoices & cake bookings around my work schedule. I will usually respond to emails & messages within 2 business days, however, between Thursday & Sunday, replies will usually be delayed, as that is peak time for baking, decorating & delivering for everyone’s special events.

I am currently only available for events from Friday to Sunday. If you are planning an event from Monday to Thursday, I am unfortunately unavailable to cater for your event. Sorry!

Are you Food Licensed?

I most certainly am! Elegantly Frosted is proudly Food Licensed with a 5 Star Eat Safe Rating from Logan City Council, and I care deeply about maintaining top notch Food Safety Standards for my clients. I am happy to provide copies of my Food License & Insurance certificates to your wedding or function venue if requested.

Hot Tip: It's really important that you choose a Cake Artist that has a Food Licence & Indemnity Insurance, in fact, most function venues insist on it. The implementation of Government Restrictions and Policies surrounding COVID-19 have significantly changed some of our much-loved wedding traditions, including how venues handle and serve your wedding or celebration cake. Each function venue has their own policy on cake display & serving, and I recommend that you check with your individual function venue regarding their COVID-Safe policy on wedding & celebration cakes. Some venues are choosing to prohibit the serving of any food that has been displayed in a common area for any length of time - don't worry - I am able to suggest strategies for managing the logistics if this is the situation at your function venue. You may also need to consider hiring a display case to protect your cake, and I can advise on where to source these if it is required by your venue.

What measures have you implemented to ensure that your business is Covid-Safe?

In addition to my super strict procedures for maintaining Food Safety in accordance with the conditions of my Food Licence (see previous FAQ for details), I have a comprehensive background in Clinical Infection Control, having worked as a Podiatrist in Private Practice and University environments for more than 20 years.  I am extremely familiar with techniques for managing cross contamination in a clinical environment, and have adapted and applied “aseptic technique” from the clinic, and implemented it effectively into the kitchen.  Fun Fact: Microbiology was one of my favourite subjects at Uni, and I received top marks in my Microbiology exams and assignments.  I am a fully qualified Germaphobe and proud of it.

All contact surfaces outside the kitchen, including doorbell, door handles and handrails are cleaned and sanitised regularly.  All surfaces in my kitchen are cleaned and sanitised frequently.

All eligible members of the Elegantly Frosted family are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza.  This means that we are extremely unlikely to get sick, and extremely unlikely to cancel your order at short notice.

Elegantly Frosted is registered with a QR Code to enable guests to register their contact at our location via the Check In Qld app, to comply with Government requirements regarding contact tracing in the event of an exposure to a positive case of Covid-19.

What is your policy for events cancelled or postponed due to COVID Lockdowns or Restrictions?

If your event is cancelled or postponed with more than 2 weeks notice, a credit (minus any incurred costs) may be provided towards a future booking, at the discretion of Elegantly Frosted’s management, and pending my availability on your requested date. If your event is cancelled or postponed with less than 2 weeks notice, for example, in the case of a snap Government imposed lockdown, I will do my absolute best to accommodate your requirements. I will provide credit towards a future booking, but I reserve the right to deduct any incurred costs from the balance paid against your account.

Elegantly Frosted is not liable to compensate the client for any cancellations made secondary to the implementation of Government Restrictions and COVID-19. Please note that I am able to accommodate up to 1 rescheduled date within 12 months of your original event date, and any subsequent postponements will incur additional fees.

Where are you located?

Elegantly Frosted HQ is located at Underwood, not far from the Gateway & Pacific Motorways (M1 & M3). Our street address is not published online for privacy, as this is a home based business. You are very welcome to pick up your order, and I will advise you of the address if you have chosen this option. NB: If you are due to pick up a cake today, and are scrolling this website looking for our address - I promise that it's right there at the top of your invoice.

Do you have a shop that I can drop in to pick up a cake for tonight?

Sorry, but I don’t have cakes on “standby” for short notice pickups, as Elegantly Frosted is not a retail bakery. Everything here is baked fresh for each order - so I don't have any spares lying around at any time!  I recommend that you always get in touch with me as early as possible when planning your event, so that I can make sure that I am available to create something truly fabulous for your celebration!

Do you provide delivery?

Yes, I deliver to all areas of Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Maleny & south end of Sunshine Coast. Delivery is charged according to distance, Road Toll fees and time taken, and I can advise of the exact cost with your quote.

While pickup of single tier cakes & smaller items (cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts) is welcome from our headquarters at Underwood, I am unable to allow the self transport of my 2 or 3 tier cakes. It's much safer to leave transporting the big cakes to the experts (ie. me!!).

If you have requested a 2 or 3 tier cake, your quote will automatically include the delivery & set-up fee (please ensure that you include the exact location of your function, as delivery is calculated based on distance from me). Elegantly Frosted reserves the right to decline order requests based on difficulty in logistics (including distance, location or accessibility).

NB: Due to the current fluctuating COVID Restrictions and sudden & intermittent border closures (and the uncertainty with planning the timing for these deliveries), I am unable to accept any orders from clients that are celebrating their events in northern NSW (sorry!!). I am fully Covid-vaxxed and will reinstate deliveries to northern NSW as soon as the situation with border restrictions & procedures has stabilised.

I have chosen to pick up my single tier cake - what is the best way to transport it safely to its party destination?

All of Elegantly Frosted’s cakes are supplied in a professional cake box, with printed instructions detailing the best way to store and serve the cake.

Your cake will be refrigerated right up until the time that you collect it, so it will be as firm and sturdy as possible when you take it.  Your cake LOVES to be cold, so please crank the air conditioner as cold as you can handle.

It’s helpful to have a non-slip mat or towel to place directly under the cake box, and the safest place for your cake is on a flat surface in your car - either in the Passenger footwell, or in the Cargo compartment.  Please don’t ever place your cake on a car seat, unless you want your cake to develop an unattractive lean!

Once your cake is in your possession, it is YOUR responsibility to take care of it - drive carefully, take corners slowly, and brake softly (no sudden stops!!), to ensure that your cake arrives at the party in one piece.

How should I store my cake?

I recommend that all of my cakes are stored in the box supplied, in a fridge or cold room, right up until the start of your celebration. This ensures that your cake is strong & stable, and will hold its shape when you move it into place for your event.

What type of Buttercream do you use?

American buttercream is my one and only favourite to work with. My version of American buttercream is super special - my recipe uses salted butter, which cuts the sweetness of the icing sugar, and I have some sneaky tricks up my sleeve for creating a light, smooth and delicious buttercream, that so many have mistaken for a meringue based buttercream!

Do you offer Fondant covered cakes?

I specialise in buttercream, and don’t work with fondant on cakes (other than the odd little embossed embellishment).  I do however have some very talented friends who do exceptional fondant work, and if you ask nicely, I’ll be very glad to tell you where you can get in touch with these clever people.

Do you ever do Short or Standard Height tiers?

That’s a hard no from me. Sorry!  My Signature style ALWAYS incorporates modern, tall tiers (with the exception of “That Square Cake” designs), as I just love those long, elegant lines.  If it’s short, squat tiers that you’re looking for, I’m afraid you’ll have to enquire elsewhere!

Are you able to supply a “Blank Canvas” cake for my florist to style with blooms?

No. As much as I love to bake, my real passion lies in the styling and finishing of your cake.  The floral styling is the absolute best part of the job, and I really do love my weekly trips to the Flower Markets to select the most perfect blooms. And, oh boy, am I fussy about the flowers that I select for your cake.

Aside from the artistic aspect, there is also the important topic of Food Safety.  My Food Licence (and Indemnity Insurance) requires me to ensure that all items placed onto your cake are prepared correctly, safely, and by me (the Licensee).  It’s imperative that fresh flowers are prepared and placed hygienically and carefully, and therefore I don’t allow anyone else to touch my cakes.

NB: I am very happy to liaise directly with your Florist or Stylist to ensure that the wedding cake blooms are perfectly coordinated with your bouquets and floral styling.

** If you happen to have been referred by one of my talented Florist or Stylist friends, please mention this when you submit your initial enquiry, so that I can advise on the logistics of coordinating your floral styling for you. **

Do you offer cupcakes?

Yes I do - but my cupcakes are only available as a side order alongside a bigger cake, for example, to accompany the main birthday, wedding or celebration cake, or to serve to the special dietary guests at an event.  I am very happy to advise you on specific pricing for cupcakes when you enquire about your celebration cake.

NB:  I am no longer available to offer cupcake towers - they might look simple, but they’re a LOT more work than a traditional tiered cake.  I have done lot’s of cupcake towers in the past, and I’m well and truly done with that trend. Sorry!

May I request a change to your Menu selections?

Absolutely!  My menu is completely adaptable, so if you are dreaming of “mixing & matching” a different combination of cake, buttercream &/or filling (as listed in my menu), please let me know, and I will make it happen for you!

How many flavours can I choose for my cake?

You may choose 1 flavour per single tier, extended height cake, and 2 flavours per single tier, double height cake.  Most 2 and 3 tier cake sizes are able to be split into 3 flavours, and I can advise you on how this works with your specific cake size.

May I request the fancy fillings, (eg. raspberry coulis, salted caramel sauce & lemon curd), separately?

You sure can!  All of my fancy fillings can be heat sealed in a biodegradable piping bag - all you need to do is carefully snip a small opening with sharp scissors when you’re ready to serve.

I hand pipe a border of buttercream around the edge of the cake layers to hold fancy fillings in place, so for smaller cakes (4” or 5” diameter tiers), I highly recommend keeping soft or liquid fillings separate, so that you can serve them more generously alongside the cake.

It’s also a great solution if you have fussy guests - for example at a kid’s birthday party - you could choose a simple vanilla buttermilk cake with vanilla bean buttercream to keep the kids happy, but keep a sneaky side serve of raspberry coulis or passionfruit curd for the adults to enjoy with their own cake slices!

What type of special dietary requirements can you cater for?

I pride myself in my ability to create special dietary cakes that are as close as possible to the original version! It definitely depends on the original recipe for your chosen cake, as to whether I can successfully substitute ingredients to tailor a cake to your special dietary requirements - for example, vegan & dairy free cakes usually contain soy and coconut based milk & cream in place of regular dairy products (butter, sour cream, buttermilk, milk and cream). My entire menu is available as gluten free on request, and a small selection of cake flavours can be converted to entirely dairy free or vegan. Please note that there are limits to the potential size & design of dairy free & vegan cakes, due to the "less stable" nature of substituted ingredients, however I can advise if & how this specifically affects your chosen design if you send an enquiry with your requirements.

I take great care with baking and decorating your cakes, to ensure that your cake is as “pure” as possible. I have strict procedures for avoiding cross contamination, however, as I also use ingredients containing gluten, dairy, soy, egg & nuts in our kitchen, I do need to warn that traces of these ingredients may be present. Please email me at hello@elegantlyfrosted.com.au to make an enquiry about your specific requirements.

NB: I am unable to provide refined sugar free or reduced sugar cakes at this time. My special dietary recipes are painstakingly tried & tested, with significant time invested to create the existing gluten free, dairy free & vegan menu options. Unfortunately I just don't have the capacity in my schedule to commit to the extensive recipe testing to develop sugar free or reduced sugar options.

I have just a handful of guests with special dietary requirements. What is the best way to cater for them?

I highly recommend catering for your special diet guests with either a separate kitchen cake, or with cupcakes, and both options can be packaged separately to avoid cross contamination.  I can advise on the best way to include these options if you are able to advise the number of guests that have special dietary requirements within your web enquiry.

Do your Wedding Cakes cost more than standard Celebration Cakes?

The short answer is “no”.

My cakes, regardless of the occasion, are priced based on the number of servings, serving size, the type of embellishments included, and the location for delivery.

Your wedding is likely to be the biggest party that you’ll ever host - therefore wedding cakes are catered to serve many guests. If you’re serving your wedding cake plated formally as the dessert course, you’ll need larger servings than you’d normally cater for a birthday party, where the slices are often arranged on a platter and sized smaller for ease of handling when guests help themselves to some cake!

I have published an article on my blog (link below), that goes into more detail regarding the specifics of Wedding Cakes and why they “cost more”.

https://elegantlyfrosted.com.au/blog/the-wedding-tax-do-you-believe-that-it-exists

Do you offer Tasting Boxes?

Yes! I have beautifully presented Tasting Boxes available to pre-order at our Tasting Days, with each box containing 6 of my most popular cake flavours (Standard and Gluten Free options available by application). Tasting Boxes are complimentary for confirmed Wedding Cake bookings (ie. with deposit paid on an invoice with a total of $500 or more), and they are available for a small fee if you’re still shopping around for your wedding cake.  If you choose to confirm your Wedding Cake booking prior to attending a Tasting Day event, I will include you on the Guest List for the very next available event (and you’ll be the first to know when I confirm).

I currently schedule our Tasting Days based on there being enough guests to make the amount of prep for this event worthwhile.  Please note that Tasting Boxes are baked fresh for each Tasting Day event. Each round of Tasting Boxes are a massive task to complete (with 2 absolutely mammoth days of preparation involved) - so they are therefore available strictly as scheduled.

NB: Pre-Covid (oh, those were the days!), I scheduled Tasting Days quarterly, but as a small business in the Hospitality Industry, my capacity for advance bookings has been significantly impacted by the enforcement of COVID-19 Restrictions. This is largely due to a large number of "2020 Weddings" being postponed to new dates in 2021 (and there are also a significant number of 2021 bookings now being rescheduled for 2022), so a number of my most popular dates are already booked out (and therefore I can't offer a quote or Tasting Box for these dates - sorry!). I recommend that you get in touch as early as possible, to enquire about availability for your special day, and I will be glad to offer a quote if I am available to accommodate your requested date.

When is the next Tasting Day?

My next Tasting Day will be in early 2022 (date TBC), so please email hello@elegantlyfrosted.com.au for more info, or to be placed on the waiting list for the next Tasting Day.  You can also keep an eye on my socials by following @elegantlyfrosted on Instagram & Facebook, to stay up to date on Tasting Events.