Originally starting out as a hobby for Danny when she completed a college course whilst pregnant with her first child.
Over the years the cake orders grew and the small box of cake decorating equipment had become a very large wheeled case of supplies plus an entire kitchen cupboard.
At the end of 2015 things finally fell into place to open a storefront and so Coast Cakes Ltd was born.
During January and February 2016, we worked incredibly hard to build and fitout our new home. We started with pretty much an empty shell. First thing was to rip out the flooring to create space for the kitchen.
This was followed very closely by the kitchen being designed and installed.
Next came the walls and flooring, sinks etc.
And finally work benches, tables and chairs, play area and signage (yes, that's Danny on the cherry picker affixing the window decals).
When we first opened we had a coffee machine and seating area with a large kids play area. The plan was to be a kind of sweet cafe where you could come with the kids and chill out.
This lasted for about 6 months until Cake Art who were based down the road from us and sold cake decorating supplies decided the time was right to retire.
We then had a slight reshuffle and installed what would become the first of many shelves.
Originally we kept the supplies we stocked to the basics, some fondant, candles and colouring.
This rapidly changed and the seating and play area were removed in favour of more shelves and more supplies.
Danny also became New Zealands first Cake Dutchess Certified Instructor.
2020 saw the start of Covid and with it some big changes to how things worked for us and the world in general.
Our apprentice finished up her training and became a fully qualified baker and left us to embark on her own exciting journey of creating a small business.
We also had to say goodbye to our current building and move premises.Luckily we found something very close by (150m ish).
We started fitting the new shop out in December 2020.
On Christmas eve after finishing up for the year, we dismantled the old shop and moved everything to the new one.
Over the next 2 weeks, we made a huge push to get everything unpacked and sorted ready to open up in our new home.
On top of offering custom celebration cakes, we now also offer a large range of cake decorating supplies, a cabinet full of ready to go cakes, cupcakes, our own range of Fudge and cake decorating lessons.
We now stock a huge range of brands including:
GoBake, Wilton, Caking It Up, Sugar Crafty, Sprinks, Pettinice, Fresh As, ProGel, Sweet Sticks, Sweet Stamp, Colour Mill and more.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are always happy to discuss options with you and help come up with some ideas or work from an idea you already have. If you can dream it, we can make it.
Just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for Carter’s basketball cake.
The guests were all very impressed.
As for the cake itself it tasted delicious. My son said it was so moist and so good! We all totally agree including my daughter who is not a big chocolate cake fan.
Many thanks again