Inksplott Interview: Cakeycakey

This week Inksplott is excited to interview local cake connoisseur, Juejie Pearce, about her delectable business, Cakeycakey.  Warning: this article may result in the immediate purchase and consumption of something sweet.


Inksplott: Hi Vicky, thank you for being interviewed for Inksplott.  Can you tell us a little about yourself and your business, Cakeycakey?


Cakeycakey: Hello Lynne. Thank you for interviewing me. My name is Juejie Pearce, you can call me Vicky instead. I am a cake designer and the owner of Cakeycakey. My main job is a mother of two young children and college student, making cake was my hobby but as more and more people asked me to make cakes, I decided to take a further step and set up Cakeycakey.  Thanks to the customers my business is doing well.


Inksplott: How did you get into this?  Can you please tell us a little about the history of your business?

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Cakeycakey: since I have children, birthday cakes become a real deal for me. I do not like the taste of supermarket birthday cakes, and it is difficult to find a good cake maker, so I decided to bake cakes and decorate them by myself. I spent two years to find recipes that stood out and to learn how to make edible figures, edible flowers etc. It is too expensive to take a decoration course, so I decided to learn from Youtube, cake books, and online cake groups. I haven’t stopped learning since.

I am lucky to have been given a fruit cake recipe from an American business that is very much a secret recipe and they have never given it to anyone but me, the cake is very popular with those that buy it and has regular purchasers.


Inksplott: And how come the business is in Splott?


Cakeycakey: my house is in Splott and it is on the main road.


Inksplott: What’s your speciality?

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Cakeycakey: cake toppers (realistic flowers etc) and figures that require making out of sugar by hand, I try not to use any plastic figures unless the customer buys them and adds them afterwards.


Inksplott: What’s your best story since setting up the business?


Cakeycakey: there are a lot of stories!  I donated a two tier cake for breast cancer party; I made a birthday cake for a soldier who wanted to surprise his girlfriend (at that time he was away  in service and wouldn’t be able to pay so everything was made in good faith); I made the cupcakes for the Splott Big Lunch; I have rescued a lot of birthday parties where other cake makers had failed to make the cakes people wanted etc; hearing that people still had not cut their cake after their event because they loved the cake so much they wanted to keep it.

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Inksplott: Tell us a secret or something about Splott that we won’t know.


Cakeycakey: the foreshore is made up of 100s of old buildings that were once proud buildings from around the city.


Inksplott: That’s a really good fact and one I’ve never heard before – thanks!  Any exciting plans or events on the horizon?


Cakeycakey: several wedding cakes are due to be made this year and each one is an exciting event in itself.  As a company I hope I can continue to grow and invest in equipment to make possibilities even greater.


Inksplott: That’s great Vicky – thank you so much for the interview and good luck with your business.


You can find cakeycakey on Facebook