Slice of Heaven
Jordan Springs’ Swati Sharma knows how to decorate a cake. In four short years, the talented cake artist and owner of ‘Spot on Cakes’ has made some of the most amazing creations that you could only dream about.
Local mother Swati has always been a creative person, since her early days at school. She would later take up painting as a hobby, before cake decorating.
“Little did I know that I would end up as a cake decorator or cake artist. As soon as I finished my cake decorating classes back in India (that too as a hobby), we moved to Australia, where my only pass time was to watch cake decorating videos” Swati explained.
“One of my friends gave me a chance to bake a cake and cupcakes for her daughter’s birthday. It was a blessing in disguise. My husband started my Facebook business page and there was no turning back” she added.
Since then, Swati has taken her cake creations to a whole new level. This includes a burger and Coke bottle cake, 3D Converse shoe cake, BB-8 Star Wars cake, 3D teddy bear cake, flower basket cake and her most challenging yet, which was a 5-tier buttercream cake for 350 guests! With this cake, she had to plan the serving size for each amount of serves, decide flavours for each tier and create a sturdy inner structure that would allow for the cake to be transported an hour away. Despite all this, she said it was all worth it.
Her favourite cakes to make are novelty, sculpted or trending buttercream cakes. She loves making cakes for her kids, where she can express her creativity with everything from flavours to design. “Basic is boring to me” quipped Swati.
Swati plans to one day open a shop, where she can also start cake baking and decorating classes and pass on her knowledge and experience to budding cake decorators.