I’m Kirsten, the owner, designer and cake artist at Sweet Avenue Cakes. I have a fascination for creating sweet treats that look stunning and taste amazing. I believe that life’s precious moments are best when shared with family and friends, and I love to create edible works of art to compliment such occasions.
Food has always been a big part of my family life, with a lot of importance being placed on enjoying each other’s company and sharing the table. At 15 I took on a part time job in the kitchen at a little country cafe, which further developed my interest in food and later lead me to train as a chef. After finishing my training, I followed my passion across the pacific to gain more experience in the hospitality industry. While on my overseas adventures I realised that my true passion lay in the more decadent, sweeter side of food. I ventured to Melbourne to train in the art of cake decorating and chocolate making, and worked at Melbourne’s beautiful Ab Fab Cakes. Eventually the call of home became too strong and I returned to New Zealand where I worked in Auckland as a chocolatier and cake decorator. I have now settled back in my hometown of Hamilton to pursue my lifelong dream of running my own business making handcrafted cakes and edible delights.
I look forward to working with you to create something special for your occasion that will make a memorable experience for you and your guests.