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Published November 12th 2013
A cake that stops the nation
For me, Spring Carnival usually means sharp suits, a few drinks, and if I'm lucky, a couple of winners. So it was a little strange to be boarding a plane to Melbourne suit-less, with no tickets to Flemington, smack bang in the middle of the carnival. Instead, I would be immersed in a fairy-tale at my niece's fourth birthday, to which I volunteered to bring the cake!
Not being from Melbourne I thought finding a decent cake in a city with more coffee shops and patisseries than people was going to be a bit of a challenge. That was until my friend suggested Amarantos Cakes.
Mary from Amarantos Cakes Melbourne has been serving up slices of delicious cake to the people of Melbourne for over 18 years. Her creative flair and experience is visible in each creation, with every cake being impeccably finished. I was also delighted to discover that they deliver too, which was great as I have a hard enough time navigating my hometown let alone a different city!
Seeing as my niece's party was fairy-tale themed, a pretty princess cake seemed appropriate. A quick browse through the online store and I had found the perfect design in a beautiful green and pink 3D Tinkerbell cake with a choc mud and raspberry filling. She was going to love it!
The day of the party arrived and the time came to cut the cake. Now I thought I had seen some over the top reactions from the punters at the racetrack in my time as the horses come bolting past the judge. But seeing a bunch of four year old kids going crazy over an edible Tinkerbell easily takes the cake!