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Little Pudding Bake Chat
A podcast for bakers, cakers and eaters by Larissa Huntington of Little Pudding bakery (@littlepudding) in Sydney, Australia.
Sep 19, 2023
Cassie from Cas' Cakery
Cassie from Cas' Cakery is not only a leader in her field of cake decorating, she's an inspiration to all women in business. In Ep 12, ahead of her appearance at the Cake, Bake & Sweets Show in Sydney, she talks about the beginnings of her cake business with simple mud cake hacks while a mum to four kids under six in a remote mining town, the incident that made her commit fully to the business (instead of pursuing a career in fitness) and how her life has changed over the past five years because of that decision. Cas also shares some behind-the-scenes fun of big cake shows, she tells me why she's excited to be bringing her daughters with her to Sydney and why she's made it her mission to support and empower women in the industry. Follow Cas on socials @cas_cakery and find her website here. To see all the cakes we've talked about on the show, follow @littlepuddingpodcast on Instagram and Facebook, and find more of Larissa's work @littlepudding. This podcast was made in partnership with the Westgold Cake, Bake & Sweets Show, at Sydney Showground from September 22-24. Go to the website here for tickets and information and follow all the fun @cakebakesweets.
Sep 17, 2023
Lena from Savvy Cakes Sydney
It’s Cake, Bake & Sweets Show week! This is go time for all the bakers presenting in Sydney next weekend. They’ll be baking and packing products, finessing their stands and probably trying to fit a nail or brow appointment in somewhere too! Here to talk us through her show demos, how she got started in baking and how she developed her very handy product, Cover Up, we’re kicking off the week with Lena from Savvy Cakes Sydney on Ep 11 of Little Pudding Bake Chat. Follow Lena's work @savvycakessydney on Instagram or check out her website. Find all the cakes we've talked about on the show @littlepuddingpodcast on Instagram and Facebook. This podcast was made in partnership with the Westgold Cake, Bake & Sweets Show, at the Sydney Showground from September 22-24. Go to the Cake, Bake and Sweets Show website for info and tickets, and follow all the fun @cakebakesweets on socials.
Sep 12, 2023
Monica Cavallaro from Moreish Cakes
You might remember Monica Cavallaro as the tall cake queen from The Great Australian Bake Off, where she was a finalist in 2016. Since then, she has built a successful range of decorating essentials for bakers, her beautiful cakes have featured on two seasons of Married At First Sight, and she has appeared at cake shows all over the world. Monica's next event is the Westgold Cake, Bake & Sweets Show in Sydney, where she'll be presenting on the Super Stage, building a cake with her audience over three days. She talks me through what's happening at the show, how she developed her product range, her favourite cakes, and how even the wedding cakes in MAFS come with a side of drama. Follow Monica on Instagram @moreish.cakes and check out her products and cakes on her website, Moreish Cakes. To see photos of all the cakes we discuss, follow @littlepuddingpodcast on Instagram and @littlepuddingbakechat on Facebook. This episode of Little Pudding Bake Chat is made in partnership with the Westgold Cake, Bake & Sweets Show, from September 22-24 at Sydney Showground. Get your tickets here!
Aug 29, 2023
Jen Lo of Meltdown Artisan
This one is for the chocolate lovers! Jen Lo, the delightful chocolatier behind Meltdown Artisan, talks about her business journey from baker and cake designer to chocolate maker. Jen reckons there's quite a few parallels between the two, and she likens coming up with her bon bon flavours to "taking a cake and reducing it to a tiny, bite sized piece." We cover some of the challenges she has faced as a solo business owner and also the fun bits, like developing her own range of ethically sourced chocolate bars, Just, and helping to raise awareness of sustainability issues in the industry. Check out Jen's work at Meltdown Artisan and on instagram @meltdownartisan For all the cakes and chocolates we've talked about on the show, follow @littlepuddingpodcast on Instagram and @littlepuddingpodcast on Facebook. Follow Larissa's cake work @littlepudding on Instagram and @littlepuddingcakes on Facebook. Thanks for listening cake lovers!
Aug 7, 2023
Charlotte Ree is an author and home cook whose new book, Heartbake - A Bittersweet Memoir, tells the story of her search for love and identity following her marriage break-up, and how she learned to care for, nourish and accept herself while finding joy again in cooking. In this episode, she talks candidly with Larissa about all things Heartbake and her life before and after her own personal reckoning. Find Charlotte on Instagram @charlotteree or her website. Buy her books, Heartbake and Just Desserts, at Booktopia To keep up with all the cakes mentioned, follow the show on Instagram @littlepuddingpodcast and Facebook @littlepuddingbakechat For more of Larissa's cake work follow @littlepudding on Instagram Others mentioned: Flour and Stone @flourandstone Siobhan Rogers @siobhanrogers Tilly Pamment @tillys_table
Jul 17, 2023
Erin Davis of The Great Marburg Bake Off
Regional baker, Erin Davis, is putting the town of Marburg on the map through cake. She is the Creative Director of The Great Marburg Bake Off, a country show cake competition in, you guessed it, Marburg, and she is a hoot. We chat about pernickety cake show judges, the Australian Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Cookbook and associated nostalgia, and why you should never put your head too close to your beaters, especially if your hair is long. Also, I may yet nick her idea for a podcast name and change mine to Show Us Your Tins. The Great Marburg Bake Off is on Saturday, September 30th in Marburg, QLD For all the cake criteria and dates for 2023, see the website. For Erin's updates, follow The Great Marburg Bake Off Instagram feed @thegreatmarburgbakeoff To see all the cakes discussed on the episode, follow @littlepuddingpodcast on Instagram and @littlepuddingbakechat on Facebook For Larissa's cakes and baking, follow @littlepudding
Jun 21, 2023
Rachel Spangaro of Forty-Two Cakes
Did you know that the number 42, much like cake, is the answer to everything? Rachel Spangaro of Forty-Two Cakes knows this and it is the clever literary key to her business name. Rachel is famous for her wedding cakes and her signature lamington cakes - clean in design and precision-perfect but also lush and beautiful. She built her brand in Canberra but she has since moved to Perth and she talks about how it's all going, why she loves making big wedding cakes and how she stayed up late every night the week before her wedding to make her own cake. Follow Rachel on instagram @fortytwocakes. Her website is Forty-Two Cakes. See all the cakes we've discussed in this ep on instagram @littlepuddingpodcast and FB @littlepuddingbakechat For more of Larissa's work, see instagram @littlepudding or FB @littlepuddingcakes Thanks for listening! I appreciate all of your lovely messages and support.
1 hr 9 min
May 30, 2023
Kate Pritchett (clang!) is a cake genius, famous Chatter and all round hilarious and wonderful human. In this Ep, she talks to me about where she finds inspiration for her beautiful cakes, the cherished memories and connections she has made through her baking and through the Chat 10 Looks 3 community, and about that time she delivered a wedding cake for a minister to a harbourside venue on a rocky outcrop in a cyclone. Find Kate on Instagram @rarerollingobject Chat 10 Looks 3 podcast and facebook group. That baptism cake. Follow the show's social feeds @littlepuddingpodcast and on FB @littlepuddingbakechat Follow Larissa: @littlepudding
May 10, 2023
Baker and author, Amy Minichiello, chats to Larissa about how her little heirloom recipe project, where people hand-wrote their cherished family recipes and sent them in the post for her to cook, photograph and feature on Instagram, grew into her beautiful new cookbook, Recipes in the Mail. Order Amy's book and find more of her recipes and writing on her blog, A Mini Kitchen, and find her on Instagram @amy_minichiello For more Little Pudding Bake Chat, don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and follow along on Insta @littlepuddingpodcast To see more of Larissa's work, follow @littlepudding on Insta and/or @littlepuddingcakes on Facebook
Apr 20, 2023
Emily Gray of Em's Cakery
Emily Gray started her cake business, Em's Cakery, when she was just 16! In this episode, she talks about baking for the busy NSW Hunter Valley wedding and events market, starting her business, the cakes she loves to make and some of the highs and the challenges she has faced along the way. Find Em and her cakes on instagram at @emscakery Milkbar's Funfetti American Birthday Cake Follow along on socials @littlepuddingpodcast And for more of Larissa's baking and antics @littlepudding
Mar 28, 2023
Tilly Pamment of Tilly's Table
Tilly Pamment of Tilly's Table chats to Larissa about writing, styling and shooting her upcoming cookbook, The Plain Cake Appreciation Society, and her sentimental favourites inside like her nanna's rainbow cake. She talks about designing her range of botanical linens, her column in Country Style and how much she values her semi-rural community in the Blue Mountains – a big change from her days of inner-city living when she used to pack her car to the brim with cakes to sell at Bondi Markets. Find Tilly's work at www.tillystable.com.au Follow along on Instagram @tillys_table For more Bake Chat, don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and follow along on Instagram @littlepuddingpodcast And for more of Larissa's baking and antics @littlepudding
Feb 28, 2023
Larissa chats to Siobhan Rogers, baker, author, maker, about juggling work, family and creative pursuits, her early baking influences, a vanilla slice mishap and why there's nothing wrong with baking your own birthday cake. Find Siobhan on Instagram @siobhanrogersco Siobhan's Etsy Store Follow along with all the show news @littlepuddingpodcast Find Larissa on Instagram @littlepudding