Useful Information

Design Service and Consultation

SugarLily Cakes and Confectionery are bespoke and made to order and Kerry offers a personal consultation service, generally by means of detailed emails, promising to work closely with you to help you find a design that perfectly reflects the sense of occasion, your personal style and budget.  You may wish to use the gallery of images on the website and designs from her portfolio as inspiration, or you may have a collection of your own images which Kerry can combine with details unique to your celebration  in order to design the perfect cake or sweet treat for your occasion.

Flavours

Kerry’s commitment to quality and flavour ensures that only the finest ingredients are used and that all produce is freshly baked to order. She uses traditional baking techniques to create deliciously moist cakes and fills them with silky smooth chocolate ganache and quality preserves. Whichever flavour you choose, SugarLily Cakes are made with the love they deserve.

Kerry believes the flavour of the cake should reflect your personality just as much as the design itself and likes to offer the opportunity for you to combine the tastes of your favourite sweet treats to create a cake that is deliciously perfect for you. She generally uses a base of Chocolate, White Vanilla or Caramel Mudcake to begin with, which are all delicious in their pure, unadulterated state, but can also have a twist of flavour added for those that would like something a little different.
The flavours can be added to the actual cake itself or to the filling and it’s sometimes nice to add a preserve too for an extra dimension. There are so many wonderful combinations to choose from, the list seems endless but here is a list of flavours that work well with the different base cakes to get your tastebuds thinking:

Chocolate: Mint, Mint Choc Chip, Orange (Jaffa), Hazelnut, Coffee, Cherry & Coconut, Banana, Peanut, Coconut & Lime, Ginger & Lime, Chilli, Red Wine, Favourite Liqueur or Spirit ie Rum, Whisky, Brandy, Baileys, Tia Maria, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, Butterscotch Schnapps etc

White Vanilla: Lemon, Lime, Orange, Orange & Poppyseed,  Strawberry, Raspberry, Raspberry & Coconut, Raspberry & Lemon, Raspberry & Almond, Coffee, Maple Syrup, Hazelnut, Walnut & Coffee, Rosewater & Pistachio, Pineapple & Coconut, Mango & Coconut, Lime & Coconut, Lime & Ginger, Passionfruit, Chai, Pink Strawberry Champagne, Baileys, Rum & Raisin, Peach Schnapps, Midori, Malibu, Butterscotch Schnapps

Caramel: As this has a delicious warm and mellow butterscotch flavour of its own, complementary flavours are best added to the filling. White or Chocolate Ganache with Peanuts, Espresso, Baileys or Banana all work well.

Preserves: Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate & Raspberry, Pear, Peach, Pineapple & Mango, Black Cherry, Blackcurrant, Kumquat, Orange, Ginger & Orange, Wild Blueberry, Cranberry & Blueberry, Lime, Lime & Ginger, Lemon Curd, Sour Cherry

If your tastebuds would like a little help and inspiration, here are some combinations to consider:

Chocolate Orange layered with  Kumquat or Orange & Ginger Preserve and Dark Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Mint layered with Dark Chocolate Ganache OR Chocolate layered with Mint Choc Chip Ganache
Chocolate layered with Salted Caramel Ganache
Chocolate brushed with Cherry Brandy Syrup and layered with Black Cherry Preserve and Vanilla Ganache
Chocolate or White Vanilla laced with Tia Maria and layered with Espresso, or Vanilla Ganache
Chocolate Mocha layered with Baileys Milk Chocolate Ganache
Chocolate Cherry & Coconut layered with Dark Chocolate Ganache

White Vanilla layered with Raspberry Preserve and Lemon Ganache
White Vanilla layered with Lime Marmalade and Cheesecake Ganache
White Vanilla layered with Salted Caramel and Roasted Peanut Ganache
Pink Strawberry Champagne Mud Cake brushed with Strawberry Champagne Syrup and layered with Vanilla Ganache
White Vanilla with Raspberry Swirl layered with Baileys or Pistachio Ganache
Cookies & Cream – White Vanilla with crushed Oreos and White Chocolate Ganache
White Vanilla with Peach or Fig Preserve and Almond Ganache

Coconut layered with Pineapple & Mango Preserve and White Chocolate or  Rum Ganache
Coconut layered with Wild Blueberry Preserve and Lemon Ganache
Coconut layered with Raspberry Preserve and Pistachio Ganache

Lemon layered with Raspberry and White Chocolate Ganache
Hazelnut brushed with Frangelico Syrup and layered with Hazelnut White or Milk Chocolate Ganache
Almond layered with Raspberry or Sour Cherry and White Chocolate Ganache

Caramel layered with Espresso Ganache
Caramel layered with Bailey Ganache
Caramel layered with Roasted Peanut Ganache or Chocolate & Peanut Ganache
Caramel layered with White Chocolate Banana Ganache

For those who like something a little more traditional you might like to consider Rich Fruit Cake – laced with brandy, nuts, plump dried orchard and vine fruits and molasses for a rich deep flavour or perhaps Carrot Cake – baked with walnuts, vanilla rum soaked sultanas and coconut and infused with a citrus syrup – layered with a White Chocolate or Orange Ganache it is the perfect alternative to a traditional fruit cake and great to serve as dessert

Allergies and Special Dietary Requirements

Kerry has a number of food intolerances herself so she is well aware of the need to sometimes make adaptations to recipes in order to create sweet treats that can be enjoyed by everyone. She uses a range of recipes that can be free from gluten, dairy, egg, nuts and soy and will do her best to accommodate any special requests you may have. She uses quality ingredients and prefers to use those that are free from artificial colours, additives and preservatives where possible. She is also happy to use 100% organic ingredients, subject to availability, upon request. Kerry understands that the world of allergies can be a minefield and so many people are often denied the simple pleasure of eating cake as a result of this but it doesn’t always have to be that way and Kerry would be happy to discuss your individual requirements with you.

SugarLily Cakes and Confectionery kitchen has full Council licence and approval and Kerry takes great care and due diligence to avoid cross contamination, however due to the nature of the baking environment and variety of cakes and confectionery produced, it is not a dedicated allergy free zone.

Portion Guide

Below is the approximate portion guide for single tiers based on a coffee serving size of 1 x 1 x 4 inch and 2 x 1 x 4 inch for dessert.

5″ 6″ 7″ 8″ 9″ 10″ 11″ 12″ 14″
ROUND
Coffee 15 20 30 40 50 65 80 95 130
Dessert 7 10 15 20 25 30 40 45 65
SQUARE
Coffee 20 30 40 55 65 85 100 120 160
Dessert 10 15 20 25 30 40 50 60 80

Cakes Decorated with Non-Edible Materials

The use of non-edible materials for cake decoration is becoming increasingly popular. Please note that craft jewels and accessories such as brooches, ribbons, flowers, diamantes, beads, feathers, etc. that are used to decorate some cakes are not edible and must be removed from your cake before serving. These decorative gems and accessories are used on request however SugarLily Cakes and Confectionery does not accept responsibility for any harm that may arise from their misuse.

Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers make wonderful decorations for cakes and if you choose to use fresh flowers for your cake, it is recommended that these be provided by your florist to ensure that your cake decoration perfectly coordinates with your reception flowers and bouquet. Kerry is happy to liaise with your florist prior to your wedding and discuss the floral requirements and set‐up arrangements for your wedding day.

Payment and Deposits

A deposit of $50 is required to secure your date on the SugarLily baking schedule  and the final balance is payable 1 week before completion. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.

Alterations

Changes you wish to make to your order will be accommodated where possible and you will be advised of any additional costs incurred. Ideally changes should be made no less than 6 weeks prior to completion.

Cancellations

Should you cancel your order more than 4 weeks before completion, please note that the confirmation deposit is non-refundable and any specifically ordered items and work already undertaken in accordance with your order is additionally chargeable. For orders cancelled within 4 weeks of the completion date, the full balance will be charged.

Delivery

SugarLily Cakes and Confectionery is based in Elanora on the southern end of the Gold Coast. Delivery and set-up is included in all quotes for wedding cakes and Kerry will liaise with your venue to schedule a delivery time and to check that all arrangements for assembly such as the cake table, stands and decoration have been taken care of.

The days and hours before a party are often very hectic so SugarLily  Celebration Cakes and  Sweet Treats are all hand delivered to take some of that pressure away. There is a minimum order of $100 which includes delivery within the central Gold Coast area and for locations further afield there may be a small charge which will be advised when applicable. Some confectionery items can also be sent by post or courier if required.

Please note that once delivered, the full responsibility for the safety of the cake is with you and SugarLily Cakes and Confectionery is not liable for its care thereafter.

Sweet Talking

It’s always so lovely to hear back from clients who have been happy with their cakes and sweet treats and to know that they loved whatever was baked for them is the greatest compliment. Here are some of those kind and sweet words……………….

Flower

The good vibes started after we first emailed Kerry seeking a quote for our wedding cake.
We wanted something a little less traditional, a little more geek.
Kerry blew us out of the water when she had taken the time getting all the details needed to give us the most accurate quote.  Kerry had been the only cake maker who genuinely wanted to know more details about our cake vision.
Kerry had put our minds at ease with her tasting box after we shared our engagement cake horror story.  The tasting cakes were delightful, the post feast sugar rush was worth it.
To see our wedding cake on the day was amazing.  Kerry did such a beautiful job with not only a tasty, tasty cake but her decorative skills also.  Her fondant was so smooth and soft, those who weren’t fondant fans sang a different tune.
It was quite sombre moment to wrap and preserve the cakes top tier as it’s magnificence will not be tasted for another year.
Thank you Kerry for your hard work.  Your passion and love for cakes truly shows in your work. Felicity

Flower

Thanks again for exceeding our expectations with our wedding cake. It was amazingly beautiful in every way and the compliments from our all our family & guests kept on coming… we loved it. You were definitely my favourite vendor/person to work with and I would definitely use you again and recommend you highly to anyone Brooke

Flower

Kerry is just amazing, My wedding cake was everything that I wanted and more and my guests were blown away with the hidden colours and the flavour for a wedding cake, there was nothing left over after the night, the guests enjoyed a slice or more each haha. I can not recommend Kerry highly enough, she did my engagement cake pops which were a hit, I then gave her my wedding cake which she did an amazing job and now she is also doing my 30th Birthday cake and little ice cream cake pops which I am sure will be another 10 out of 10 on the fav list of my guests and me included….SugarLily cakes is my go to cake place now, you want a cake for a special event, use Kerry! Candice

Flower

I just wanted to say thank you soooooo much for our delicious cake. I absolutely loved all it it, we had so many great comments about it. It was all just perfect! Thank you again so much. Amy

Flower

I just wanted to  say a HUGE thank you for your stunning cake on Friday. I was over the moon with how it looked and tasted. So so yummy! The guests raved about it and we were even lucky enough to take half of it home (which may be eaten already hehe). Thank you again so much for being so professional and amazing. You are by far the best wedding vendor I worked with throughout this experience and I will be sure to keep your email on file to book you for every major event I have. Nicole

Flower

We had an amazing day and to top it off with an amazing cake just made our day. So many guests were commenting on the cake and asking what it was and saying how delicious it was. So thank you so much! Caroline

Flower

W.O.W thank you so so much for the amazing wedding cake! Anthony and I honestly could not be happier. It was exactly what I pictured in my head and you brought it to life- tasting fantastic to boot! You’re a true artist and made a magnificent day even better Kathleen

Flower

Kerry wow the cake looked bloody fantastic it was exactly what I envisioned thank u so much and everyone made comments about how beautiful the cake tasted, everyone loved it  Justin

I was very impressed by the cake, it looked sensational. It looked really classy, not too busy, perfectly fit the theme and it had the WOW factor.  The flavour was great. Like I said, the cake was the talk of the party.
The Spiderman made Portia’s day…the 2nd hit was the M&Ms coming out, Portia was very surprised, and it looked fantastic.
The cake pops were a hit, some kids wanted more than 1……thanks again Kerry for all the extra effort that I know you put into Portia’s cake, it was very appreciated and nothing went unnoticed…every little detail was perfect. Lisa

Flower

I’ve been so excited to write to you to thank you so so much for the absolutely fantastic job you did on our wedding cake! It was perfection and I couldn’t be happier with how it looked and the way it was presented. The flavour was delicious and we had endless compliments at the end of the night ! Wendy

Flower

I wanted to email to say thank you so much for our amazing wedding cake! It was so nice to walk into the reception and see such an elegant looking cake – everything that I could have hoped for and then to taste it and have such amazing flavours, texture and moisture, we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Lots of compliments about how delicious that cake was 🙂
Thanks again for all of your patience, understanding, advice and support through the cake process! As I said before, you definitely made this a fantastic experience and we both appreciate everything that you did.
Your passion and love for what you do definitely shines through your work!
I have been and will continue to recommend you to everyone I know 🙂 Sharn

Flower

Oh my gosh! How can I ever thank you enough for my absolutely stunning cake. It looked amazing and tasted even better. I knew it was going to be amazing, but never dreamt it would be that good. Everyone commented about how delicious it was. Bree

Flower

Just thought I would send you a quick email to let you know how amazing the cake was!
Everyone thought it looked amazing and tasted even better.  Thank you so much for making everything run so smoothly with the flowers and delivery..I didn’t have a thing to worry about and you made things so easy. Bec

“THANK YOU so much for the cake! It was so LOVELY! Everyone loved the cake! I loved the taste as well, and the cake topper looks amazing…….. We can’t thank you enough!” – Karenina

Flower

“Wow. Only word I can think of! The cake was gorgeous, the short bread was fantastic and melted in your mouth, and we got so many compliments on how good the cake was – I think everyone had at least 2 pieces!!!! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and bringing my ideas to life, and so perfectly!!!” Christie

Flower

” We just wanted to say a very big thank you for all of the time and effort you put in to making Jesse’s birthday cake. We were so very impressed with it and couldn’t have been happier with the end result! Not only did it look fantastic, but it tasted even better!! A sentiment that was shared by everyone at the party.” – April

Flower

“Just wanted to let you know how wonderful the birthday cake for Lexi was, it was such perfection in not only the intricate icing details but the taste was great,  thank you again.” – Lynda

Flower

” The cake couldn’t be more perfect for my mother, thank you so much, I love it!! You really are a perfectionist and your work is over none I have ever come across.” – Sarah

Flower

“The cake was absolutely DELISH!!! Guests commented on how yum it was too………I wish we had known you when we got married so you could have made our wedding cake……. If we ever need a cake again we will definitely contact you!” Bel

Flower

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you for our absolutely gorgeous wedding cake on Saturday! I only got to taste a small amount of it, but now I really don’t want to keep the top tier until our first anniversary haha, it’s just too good!
Everybody said it was absolutely delicious too 🙂 I will definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs an event cake.” Vicky

Flower

“I wanted to say that the cake was amazing and adults at the party told me it was the best cake they had EVER eaten!! I hadn’t had any at that stage so I had to try a piece to see what they were raving about, and it was amazing!! Thank you so much for the cake pops, they were perfect in the lolly bags and so cute. I will recommend you to everyone I know that needs a cake, I couldn’t have asked for anymore.” Sarah

Flower

“The cake looks amazing…….thank you so much for the beautiful Peppa Pig cake, it tasted as great as it looked, the kids loved it.” Mel

Flower

I am absolutely happy and impressed with how the cake looked. The colour, the flower ball, the initial, The flower layer, and everything else looked sooo beautiful!! The cake turned out exactly like what we have discussed and I have nothing to fault the cake.
Ooo and not only that, the taste of the cake was delicious, I had praises from people who ate the cake. I don’t usually like mud cake as they usually are very thick and filling, but yours somehow was different, they are very moist, not too sweet and delicious…
Ooo and there’s more… since the first time I emailed you , and all the emails back and forward just to get exactly what I wanted into the cake, you have been very patient , very professional and very friendly in all of your emails and that just shows the kind of person that you are. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone. Fransisca

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can not explain in words how happy I was when I saw the cake – but more importantly how happy Portia was. That cake is better than any other Frozen cake that I have seen on the internet, and let me tell you I have looked at hundreds. When a cake looks that good you don’t expect it to also taste amazing – but it did!!       Every single parent and child at Portia’s party was absolutely blown away by the detail – imagine their surprise when I cut it and there were blue balls inside!!!! I had Mother’s taking close up photos of the inside of the cake and kids asking for second serves (the ultimate compliment).                                                                                                                        As for the cake pops WOW!!!  I was just so overwhelmed by how incredible they looked (I later found out that they tasted even better than they looked). Portia and the other kids absolutely loved the cake pops too.                                                                                            Thank you again Kerry you have done such an amazing job and I assure you that we have appreciated every single minute you spent researching, trialing, contemplating, baking, communicating and everything else that you had to do to achieve such an incredible outcome. Lisa

 

 

 

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