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Hey ya


This is me Ruby, the creator, baker & all round cake queen of Central Hawke's Bay.

I'm a wife to Liam, & mum of 3 little girls, who keep me busy when I'm out of the studio & kitchen.

Baking has always been a huge passion of mine from a very young age, my mum & aunty have stories of me pulling up a stall to help them bake from three years old.

Hawke's Bay born and raised, started working at the age of 14 at the Paper Mulberry, for Dave & Lynne & it was there I really felt baking was definitely for me, Lynne was an amazing mentor for the 4 years I spent with her.

In my early 20's after becoming a fully qualified chef, I spread my wings over to Aussie to progress on, in the career I loved.


We had our eldest Daughter Clover in Australia, then with the having a young family I felt we had to change a little career wise, as the chef hours aren't always ideal. So I took a wee break from the kitchen, went back to my roots & worked in a plant nursery for 2 years.

When Clovers 3rd was approaching, I really wanted her to have a cool cake and knew I could create something cool myself.

So I used to spend all hours of the night watching YouTube videos, "How To Cake..." Since making that awesome third birthday cake, friends in Aussie started asking if I could make cakes for them and were testing out cake recipes, editing them & making my own and hitting the spot with my famous carrot cake and yummy chocolate cake.

We decided it was time to make the move back home to the Bay and people were asking what I was going to do, and I said, "make cakes!' I got a few funny looks, but here I am, 4 years later and have made over 700 cakes for people all over Hawke's Bay and the North Island.

It's not an easy path starting out on your own, but once you nail it the rewards of working for yourself are all worth the hours you put in from the start.

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