One highlight from my weekend in Hawke's Bay was strawberry picking; my sister and I brought back 6kgs of 'em! There are many uses for over ripe strawberries including jam, compote, and of course strawberry cloud cake. It's a non cooked meringue cake on a base of crushed tea biscuits with cinnamon and coconut. The simmered berries are mixed with lemon juice and incorporated into the meringue which is then chilled for 4 hours. The result is a sweet and airy pale pink cloud. I actually won't be making these for orders because they are very fragile and need to be kept in the fridge until the last minute before eating. But I can provide my recipe if anyone would like to make one themselves, it makes the perfect Christmas dessert.
This week's 'cake o' the week' was a suggestion by my most favourite cake eater Scrap Wall. It's not a combination of ingredients I would normally think of trying, but it actually works really well. The juicy blueberries complement the flourless dark chocolate cake, which still melts in your mouth but each bite has an unexpected tang. This cake is topped with a simple sprinkling of icing sugar and a handful of fresh blueberries.
Last week I collaborated with the amazing team at Stolen Rum to make Christmas Cakes for the homeless. We hired Maincourse Kitchen and spent the entire day making 18 big fruit cakes to be cut up into slices to make some less fortunate people's Christmas a little more fortunate. It was fun and made us all feel quite philanthropic. So thanks Jamie and Caroline and all the other great bakers who helped!
My name is Jordan Rondel and I make the best cakes in Auckland!
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE (www.thecaker.co.nz) BY CLICKING ON THE ABOVE IMAGE to place an order. Pick any cake from the cake menu, or if you have a special request feel free to approach us with it! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: Jordan on 021 314 677 or Anouk on 021 883 595 Follow us on instagram to see our daily creations @thecakernz And don't forget to purchase the book 'The Caker,' via the website! We also make gorgeous pre-mixed cake mixes which are vegan and come in 2 flavours. Visit www.thecaker.co.nz to find out more!
We can deliver within Auckland, or you can pick up from 452 K'rd!
My multi-layer spelt and berry sponge with cream and jam
A heart shaped flourless dark chocolate cake decorated with fresh roses
OUR VEGAN CAKE MIXES!
THESE ARE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND WE HAVE VARIOUS STOCKISTS AROUND NZ!
My love for baking started at an early age and stems from my French roots, my insane sweet tooth and a desire to please people with culinary delights.
In January 2010, after baking a particularly successful caramelised banana cake, I decided to do something about it and created The Caker. It's a service to my fellow cake eaters out there where by I bake and deliver cakes to fulfill your orders. My cakes are unusual, specialty treats that you can't buy from an average cake shop; some are gluten free, dairy free, or vegan and all contain as many organic ingredients as possible. They aren't machine made or fake in anyway and while they may look a little rustic, they taste wholesome and delicious. The Caker's cakes are said to be the best in Auckland.
We can deliver cakes within Auckland for an extra $15-$25, or they can be picked up from our kitchen at 452 Karangahape K'rd, Newton (the Ponsonby Rd end)
To place an order simply visit www.thecaker.co.nz and place an order online.
It's important to eat something sweet everyday!
ALL CAKES CAN BE MADE GLUTEN FREE FOR AN EXTRA $5 An addition of $5-$12 applies for requests for customised decoration e.g. fresh flowers or candles Standard size cakes feed 10-12 people and are 22cm in diameter. These are $60. Smaller cakes feed 6-8 people and are $50. Larger cakes feed 22-24 people and are $90. Pies are $65 each and will feed 8-10 people. Cookie gift boxes include 8 cookies for $20 (or $50 with a copy of my recipe book). $5.00 per cupcake (minimum order of 9 / flavour). $2.50 per babycake (minimum order of 25 / flavour). Most cakes can be made into babycakes or cupcakes.
Please note, we usually require at least 2 days' notice for orders.
My most popular cakes!
Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake with ganache (gluten free)
My most popular cakes!
Plum, Lime and Coconut Cake
'It was incredible! I gave some of my friends tiny bites too. It was so enjoyable watching their faces change in absolute delight!' - Olivia Coote 'Your dark chocolate, pear and pistachio cake was absolutely amazing!!!! All my friends had seconds! It was perfectly moist and the pears just went so perfectly with the dark choc. I will definitely be ordering more of your cakes.' - Rini 'Just wanted to say a big thank you for the delicious chocolate cake you delivered for my boyfriend's 30th. It was so good, there were no leftovers!' - Rachel 'I am just emailing to thank you so much for the belgian cake, it was absolutely divine!! Who would've known it was vegan and gluten free?! You're a kitchen fairy, will definitely be ordering again soon' - Amelia