Looking for a cake that will be the life of the party? Welcome to Verlena Cakes…
I adore celebrating occasions big or small. Any chance to throw a party is a good one, and there is no gathering that cannot be improved with cake! With over ten years’ experience in weddings and events, I understand attention to detail, and appreciate the importance of every little element working together to create a lasting impression for your guests. That’s why I bake all my cakes from scratch using only the very best ingredients- seasonal fruits, free range eggs, high quality coverture chocolate and local produce where possible…because I believe great tasting AND well-designed cakes should not be mutually exclusive.
I love the opportunity to create original and visually striking cakes. I often work alongside stylists, florists and stationary designers to customise a cake design that truly reflects my clients and their unique events.
I deliver wedding and celebration cakes to Perth, Mandurah and the South West.
I have loved being in the kitchen for as long as I can remember-instilled in me from a young age by my Mum, who’s mantra was always ‘if you can read a recipe, you can cook’. Never, as a child, would I have thought of making a career out of it though.
Out of school I had jobs in both hospitality and the events industry- from managing restaurants, to running functions, working in event hire and styling, and most recently, managing a catering company. For me, cakes are the perfect way to combine all the things I loved about those jobs.
Verlena Cakes officially launched in August of 2014 and took off with a bang! I was lucky enough to be trusted with almost one hundred cakes over the next two wedding seasons, and I took on a showroom in Claremont and commercial kitchen in Canning Vale. It was a crazy ride and all happened very quickly, which led me to take a brief hiatus from caking –allowing me time to fall in love, travel and start our little family, with the arrival of Miss Ella in September of last year.
Now, I’m back in the caking world with a slightly different approach. Operating out of a registered home based business means I’ll be taking on fewer cakes, but will be able to devote more time to developing new techniques, will be able to offer more seasonal cake flavours and really focus on making each cake creation an edible piece of art. I’m excited to start creating!
"Shaun and I cannot thank you enough! We ABSOLUTELY LOVED our wedding cake! It was even more gorgeous than I had envisaged. It was so delicious and all our friends and family were raving about it and they were so excited they got to take some home! Thanks for being so amazing with it all. You helped make our day the perfect one it was." - Cindy
“I just wanted to say thank you so very much for our beautiful cake. It looked stunning and tasted amazing!!! I ate as much as I could before we came back to Kalgoorlie, sadly I had to leave most of the top tier with my family as I don’t think it would have held up very well on the 6 hour drive home.
All I am craving now is your amazing cake! How can any cake live up to yours now!!! You have set my standards high :)” - Karissa and Matt
"I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for creating our beautiful wedding cake! It was everything we had hoped for, in how it looked, how it was decorated and how it tasted! It was AMAZING!!" - Teneille
"I had a giant chunk of it for lunch today. Thanks Tahnee, it was as tasty as it was gorgeous!!"- Trish
"Everyone loved the cake table, especially my Mum! And the comments on the cake...thank you Verlena Cakes, it was amazing!!!" - Danielle
"Best cake ever!! Everyone loved it, thank you!!" - Hayliegh
"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for our AMAZING wedding cake.It was hands down just spectacular. Thanks a million, you're a gem!" - Emma