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They say an expo is a great way to meet creative minds, where good vibes and inspiration flow over! So we took our cakes on a road trip last month and exhibited at our first ever wedding expo, Love on The Lawn at Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney. It was a real show of all things 'wedding'.  Uber talented and creative vendors showed off the latest and the best, with many new up and coming stars displaying for the very first time (ahem..). Photographers, beauty & makeup, cakes, celebrants, stylists, entertainment, fashion and floristry - all there for sampling. A platter of our utterly delicious Red Velvet Obsession cake was a great way to spread the love and say hello to passers by and familiar faces. More importantly, we got to meet many beautiful brides-to-be and a few very lucky grooms-to-be! With so many engagements and the wedding season upon us, it was great to chat about all things cake, not just wedding cakes, but also engagement cakes, and bridal showers! Preparing for an Expo is hard work, but very rewarding. Weeks of planning, long days and sleepless nights were soon forgotten!      ...

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When you have the opportunity to go to a bottomless brunch, hosted by celebrity chef Luke Mangan, at his MOJO headquarters in Waterloo, what is a girl to do? My dear friend, Mark and I headed to MOJO for a Brunch of Fun, at Sydney's favourite Brunch party. Local DJ, DuncanBell was serving up live funky beats to accompany the featured three course menu, free flowing Champagne Henriot and lots of bubbles! (the foamy air ones!)   1st Course - chilled chia custard, fruit salad, toasted nuts and coconut yoghurt. 2nd Course- spiced rosted pumpkin, ricotta, poached egg, pea salad, harissa, coriander yoghurt and dukkah 3rd Course- mini bbq glazed chorizo, grilled octopus, chimichurri on Iggy's bread - Ah-maz-ing!!   The brunch also showcased some of Australia freshest baking and dessert talent, including the beautiful Alisha Henderson of Sweet Bakes in Melbourne and the drippy cake legend Cliff Luu (Cakes by Cliff). A collaborative dessert by Clifford Luu and Reynold Poernomo (Masterchef Australia runner-up and KOI dessert bar owner) topped off the brunch with ' A Very Sweet Mimosa' of a Champagne Henriot mousse ball.   If only every weekend could start like this!   Big thank you to Luke Mangan and Natasha Menon for hosting us.   Next month 'Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week'.   Keep it...

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My great passion when growing up was creating using my imagination and my hands. I was always inspired by beautiful things – sculpture, design, music and the natural world around me. After graduating from university I knew that corporate life was not for me and so I followed a richly rewarding path in travel and hospitality. I have been blessed to have enjoyed some of the world's truly great experiences. I had long held an ambition of building a career around doing something that I love. Family, relationships and social gatherings are at the heart of what I think is truly important in life. Countless hours spent in the joy and warmth of a laughter filled kitchen baking with my sister, mother and aunts are some of my most precious memories. Indeed, they were my inspiration for starting this venture. So a little cake company named Puddles was born....

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