The recipe for Charles and Violet’s cakes is simple: First I begin with my years of experience working as both a qualified chef and pastry chef (in Italy, UK and across Perth’s most reputable kitchens), then I mix in a dash of the latest cake trend know-how, a pinch of passion for creating delicious works of art and finally ice it with my natural attention to detail.
My 1st birthday..
Outside of the kitchen, I love family. In fact, Charles and Violet was named after my great grandparents. My first children’s cake was made for my goddaughter, 18 years ago. Creating a child’s cake is about fulfilling a special birthday wish, but for the parents, a cake is a centrepiece which anchors an entire celebration. At Charles and Violet, we know how to keep both parent and child happy! My passion for event cakes has flowed into weddings, providing numerous couples bespoke cakes for their special day.
In addition to my cake-making I’ve now branched out into education. I’m a natural people person and I provide small technique-based classes for passionate students.
I look forward to working with you to make your next event amazing and memorable.
Above is a photograph of the original Papa Charles & Nan Violet. They are either side of my grandma, and my mum and her sisters in the front. I love this photo..
From our lovely customers…
“It’s not just that Paula’s cakes look brilliant and taste beautiful, but she is so reliable and easy to deal with. We’ll be back again soon Paula!” – Elizabeth
“Paula always does an outstanding job and manages to go beyond your expectations and deliver something amazing! I highly recommend Paula for any special occasion you have. Her attention to detail is spot on and I also have to mention that the cake inside is delicious.” – Joyce
“She created the most amazing cake for my husband’s 50th birthday at very short notice and her attention to detail was amazing. The Leica camera that she made to sit on top of the cake was so realistic, my husband thought it was a real one when I first brought the cake in. The cake not only looked amazing but was also delicious. Thank you, Paula.” – Sarah
“I had a 3 hour personal lesson from Paula. She is very patient as I hadn’t used fondant before, she showed me all her tricks and the hours just flew past. I would love to do more class’s with Paula to learn more. I have seen cakes she has made and they are just great. My 3 children loved the lego cake we made – especially the little lego figures!” – Jennifer