Quality Christmas Cakes for all events
At Paradise Cakes we bake only the highest quality Christmas cakes using the very freshest ingredients. These cakes will be perfect for your event, home party, or as a truly delightful gift.
All cakes come gift wrapped in a custom made wooden box.
Individual company branding is available for corporate orders. For more information contact me directly by phoning our office on 027 243 7955, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our contact form.
Our Chef ~ Joanne Anson
I have always loved to bake and Christmas cakes have always been my favourite. Each Christmas I would always produce far more than necessary for our family and give them away to all my friends.
I have been a chef for over 30 years and have a never ending passion for food and cooking. I have lived in Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands, all of that time and cooked in many places.
I was the chef at Okiato Lodge for 11 years when it was a member of Select Hotels and Resorts and then Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The Paradise Cake Company, which is now in its 13th year, is very much the culmination of my experience and the desire to produce something to share. I have built a licensed production kitchen in my house that allows me to follow that dream.
The wonderful aromas of fruit and brandy when you first mix the fruit, then again after it has soaked for several weeks, the fruit all plump and glistening. I only use the best dried ingredients available and free range eggs.
My favourite time is when wonderful smells fill my kitchen while a new batch of cakes are slowly baking. When baking is complete I drizzle them with more brandy and cool them for 24 hours. Oh that wonderful aroma of Christmas. Once cooling is finished I store my cakes in a purpose built store room for at minimum two months allowing them to mature and the flavours to mellow. A mature cake is quite superior to a fresh one.
My cakes have such a reputation that I now have standing orders from many locals, some of whom ship cakes overseas each year to friends and family who eagerly look to their arrival. Local sales have increased each year as our reputation has spread.
Our online sales have been a great success with satisfied customers taking the time to email me after Christmas to tell me how much they loved their cake. We have had great feedback from the companies that have used Paradise Christmas Cakes as staff and corporate gifts. Many of our corporate customers have been repeating orders for a number of years purely based on demand from happy clients.
It seems the only problem with my cake is not eating it all before Christmas.