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.
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, 21 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 in locations all around Perth.
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..
We added our own little Violet to the Charles & Violet family 2.5 years ago, she loves George ‘Zebra’ (Ezra), dinosaurs and taste testing anything that comes out of my mixing bowl.
Lovely words from our 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 made our wedding cake, customised elephant cake topper along with cupcakes – and they were all beyond incredible. The mud cake was delicious, and the customised topper was breathtakingly beautiful and better than we could’ve ever imagined. The cake became the centre piece of the night with all our guests, who were equally blown away by the incredible effort and talent. Thanks again Paula! – Rosie
Our beautiful wedding cake was everything I asked for and more! Paula was lovely to deal with and went above and beyond for our special day. – Tegan
“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