I’m not a professional or expert - I am a full-time working mum who took up cake decorating as a hobby so I could make cakes for my son.

My husband, son and I live in the northern suburbs of Melbourne,Australia.

My son is anaphylactic to nuts and is also now dairy intolerant so I initially made his birthday cakes so that I knew what ingredients were in them. Each birthday I challenged myself and found it to be a very satisfying creative outlet. Then family members, friends and work colleagues asked me to make cakes for them - so in November 2013 I started taking some basic cake decorating classes to learn some of the decorating techniques that I thought I should master.