Tucked away in an unlikely spot in Sydenham, CHCH, you’ll find me in my pink-walled kitchen. This is no conventional cake shop, but then again, Cakes by Anna has never really done things by the book.
I started CBA in 2012 at the Christchurch Farmers Market, selling cakes by the slice on a Saturday morning. Word spread quickly and before long I was caking full time. Since then, Cakes by Anna has grown into a busy little business, creating cakes for weddings, birthdays, any occasion that calls for celebration - or commiseration.
A Fine Arts graduate and self taught baker, I have created my own style of baking and cake decorating. This is a strictly no fondant zone, that stuff is kicked to the kerb and replaced with fresh fruit and veges, high quality ingredients, fresh flowers and herbs, anything edible that will enhance the flavour and look of a cake. There is so much beauty found in nature, and my cakes highlight that.
The menu changes often, and with the seasons. I like to offer flavours that you might not find on a regular cake menu. While the classic carrot cake has it’s place in the world, there is so much more out there. Take the plunge, I will hold your hand/ the fork.
The cakes are made to order, and at least 48 hours notice is recommended to guarantee I can fit you in. Some weekends book up quickly. Please be nice if I can’t fit you in. I am a one woman band, and to be honest, will never apologise for being that popular. Sue me.
Send through your order, enquiry, or friendly hello via the order form. I can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep up to date with what I am up to via instagram - @cakesbyanna.