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These aren't just cakes, these are works of art. We are amazed at how Jayne from Yummies can turn flour, eggs and butter into something so amazing! They are simply too pretty to eat! Her work is admired on facebook by cake connoisseurs and industry professionals around the globe, however it has been her husbands support and her passion for what she loves, that has made Yummies a success!
Who is Yummies: Jayne Baratta
When did you start your business?
Yummies was established in 2009 as a small catering business. Cakes are now our main business, moving away from high tea and cocktail style catering as the demand for our specialty cakes grew in our first year.
What made you start your business?
Yummies has grown from my love and passion for creating. With a background as a Food Technology and Design and Technology High School teacher, I found my business started without really meaning to start a business! I was accustomed to producing foods for school functions and events for family and friends. I was always making “Yummies”, which is how my business name was chosen. Before I knew it I had friends of friends and others that had heard of me by word of mouth contacting me for orders. Overtime my little business has changed and grown. We now do predominately cakes for weddings and special events, but still take orders for cupcakes and custom cookies too.
Any funny stories or requests from clients?
I was particularly thrilled when a Bride contacted me to make my first wedding cake. I had imagined my first wedding order to be something pretty and traditional, although this Bride had a special request! She wanted a tower of basketball cupcakes. They were having a basketball themed wedding. Something a bit different and not what I was expecting, but from that early experience with this Bride I realised all weddings, and couples are different and have different expectations and needs from there cake designer. They were thrilled with their wedding cake, but it is not one I chose to display in my wedding cake album for obvious reasons, lol. Click here to see Jayne's basketball wedding cake...
What do you do in your spare time?
Spare time is something I don’t have a lot of. When I’m not tied up with cakes I enjoy trying to catch up on sleep, exercise and spending time with my Husband and 4 year old son.
Your favourite place to visit in the Sutherland Shire?
Like many shire residents I love to spend time at Cronulla and enjoy the walk along the esplanade. Currently another favourite spot for me and my family is sushi train, as my Son loves it and it can be a quick and easy family meal outing.
Are you married? If so, tell us about your wedding...
After dating for 7 years we had a fairly quick engagement. The 5 months were busy as I wanted to make most components for our special day. I designed and made my own dress and my maid of honours dress, the boys ties, the wedding stationary and helped my Mum bake and Mother-in-law decorate our cake (as it was before I discovered my cake skills). My husband and I often joke if we were to marry now we would have a huge and very elaborate cake compared to the modest three tier one we had back then. Some might think I was crazy doing so much for my own wedding, but I loved it. It made the most special day of my life even more personal as it was made just as I had imagined most things in my head. We had a morning church ceremony followed by a lunch reception overlooking the water. It all worked out perfectly as we didn't want to have to wait around all day for the ceremony and wanted to enjoy the lovely water views of our venue by day. We really did make the most of our wedding day as we then got to have night photos in the city and enjoy our own private little wedding reception in the restaurant of our hotel that evening, overlooking the beautiful Sydney Harbour.
Since working in the wedding industry I have had the opportunity to see a lot of amazing weddings. In comparison my own wedding was small, and simple but I wouldn’t change a moment of that special day as it was the start of the rest of my life with my love.
What is your best advice for newlyweds?
Be your partners number one fan, supportive of their hopes and dreams as well as your own. It is only through my Husbands support and encouragement that that we have been able to start Yummies and achieve other goals and ambitions we have had.