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Pinterest perfect cakes, ready for pickup

Beatrice Smith

If you’ve been watching Netflix recently you’ve probably seen Nailed It.

It has all the hallmarks of a normal reality cooking show—celebrity judges, a beautiful set and time challenges—but the home cooks aren’t actually talented. And the show’s premise is set around the fact that, invariably, contestants’ end results never live up to the gorgeous Pinterest-worthy baked goods they’re trying to recreate.

If this sounds less like reality TV and more like your reality every time you try and bake something, we hear you. There’s nothing more disappointing than putting time and effort into a creation that later turns out to be more eyesore than appealing. This is just one of the reasons that inspired the team at Space Kitchen in Woden to create their first online store.

Space’s Malteaser Cake

“The reason we started an online element was to show everyone the options available but also to show the different twists we take on traditional cakes,” explains Olivia Willems, Floor Manager at Space Kitchen.

“Sometimes, you’ll explain a Black Forest Cake over the phone and then when the customer comes to collect it, they see what we produce is very different to the idea in their mind.

Space’s Salted Caramel Cake

“We also believe that in this day and age it’s very important to have everything online—somewhere you can see all the cakes and the sizes, then choose your favourite and when you want to pick it up.”

For Space, it’s all about freedom to choose. And really, if you’re trying to create an Instagrammable celebration, why wouldn’t you choose something that looks like their Opera Cake or Mango Strawberry Cheesecake?

Space’s Mango Strawberry Cheesecake

Featuring luxe touches like meringue, raspberry dust, gold leaf, whipped buttercream, rose petals and mirror glaze, Space’s cakes aren’t just the perfect eye candy, they’re lovingly crafted by their pastry chefs to contain as many surprising and artful elements as possible.

With seven varieties to choose from, cakes range from small to large, and can be picked up with as little as 24 hours notice, which means no more last minute dashes to the supermarket to upgrade a supermarket sponge with some sprinkles and packet icing.

“You can order one day and pick it up the next,” says Olivia. “It’s really that simple. You can choose and pay for a cake in less than three minutes.”

Olivia adds that Space always make sure to have a large range of cakes in store too, so if you’re wanting to chat with staff about ingredients or compare them side by side, just drop by.

Space’s Cookie Monster Cake

The quality of the ingredients and workmanship makes them economical choices too, with small cakes recommended to serve up to 16 people.

Space’s cakes are one of the reasons they were recently awarded Best Patisserie ACT by the Restaurant Catering Association, but it’s not just their Opera Cake that had the Association buzzing. They were also awarded Best Breakfast ACT in the same 2017 Awards and it’s not hard to see why.

With creations like their Unicorn Waffle lighting up social media and favourites like the Space Pork Benedict (which looks like an ice cream to the untrained eye) still wowing customers, it’s unsurprising that Space’s airy interiors are always buzzing with activity.

Space’s Unicorn Waffle

You can order your dream cake online here for pick up in store (or grab some award winning breakfast) at Space Kitchen, 12 Furzer Street Phillip. They’re open Monday – Friday 7.30 am – 5 pm, Saturdays from 8 am – 3 pm and closed Sundays.

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Beatrice Smith

Bea loves that her job as HerCanberra’s Online Editor involves eating, drinking and interviewing people - sometimes simultaneously. The master of HerCanberra’s publishing schedule, she’s usually found hunched over a huge calendar muttering to herself about content balance. Otherwise, you’ll find her at the movies or ordering a cheese board. More about the Author