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Want to design Insta-worthy cake creations? Cake Decorating Solutions is your one-stop-shop.

Remember as a kid when the height of excitement for your birthday was choosing your annual cake out of the Australian Women’s Weekly cake cookbook?

Some creatively-shaped cake plus a couple of packets of lollies from Woolies was enough to achieve birthday cake nirvana.

These days, a quick scroll of Pinterest or Insta is a quick reminder that birthday cakes aren’t quite like that anymore. And it’s not just parties for the kids. From baby showers to weddings and everything in between, an event isn’t an event without a next-level cake.

There are plenty of incredible bakers and cake creators out there, who can whip up UN-BE-LIEVABLE visual feasts. But if you want to create it yourself, you’re going to need more than a packet of icing sugar and a bag of lollies to get a result that’ll firmly make the cut on your Insta feed.

Instead, you need a treasure trove of all-things-cake-decoration like Cake Decorating Solutions in Fyshwick. After seven years of trade, the store has just moved five minutes up the road to a brand new spot on Townsville Street.

Walk in the doors at the new store, and you’re greeted by shelves overflowing with cake mixes, fondant, icing colours, cake boards, tins, moulds, cake toppers, cookie embossers, edible image printing and premade flowers. It’s pretty much everything you could ever need to create eye-catching cakes, biscuits, macarons and other street treats.

Owners Luke Olsen and Allison Merrifield first launched Cake Decorating Solutions 11 years ago in Sydney, and have since opened eight stores, including the Canberra store.

Luke says that while initially they catered predominantly to professional cake bakers, a raft of cooking and baking-focussed reality television shows over the past decade have given more amateurs the confidence to have a go.

“Thanks to all the shows, we certainly saw an increase in interest from amateurs coming into the stores over the past decade. So we introduced cake decorating classes for both adults and kids where anyone can come along and learn how to decorate a professional-looking cake,” he says.

“And then over the last year or so during the pandemic, with people spending more time at home, we’ve certainly seen an increase in home bakers as well, where they’ve been stuck at home with their kids and decided to do some baking.”

The popular cake decorating classes are held regularly at the in-store kitchen, and are kept to a maximum of five students, with one-on-one classes or small group sessions available upon request.

The new store has a brand new fitout and ample parking, and a visit will get you more than just the tools for your creation.

All staff are passionate, knowledgeable bakers, and are on hand to give you tips and tricks, and ensure you leave the store with not only everything you need, but the confidence to decorate your cake.

And if something goes wrong in the kitchen and you’re in a hurry, they also stock frozen, pre-made naked cakes, all ready for you to unleash your creative decorative prowess upon.

But you don’t even need to head in-store. To coincide with the new opening, Cake Decorating Solutions Canberra is now offering next day delivery.

“To give back to our customers who supported us through the difficult time of COVID-19, we are very excited to now offer next day delivery service to our Canberra, Queanbeyan region and Goulburn customers who place an order either via phone (6280 0137), email  (canberra@cakedecoratingsolutions) or online by 11 am the day prior to delivery,” says Allison.

“We will be delivering weekly to Yass, Murrumbateman, Bungendore and Braidwood.”

To celebrate the new Canberra store’s launch in Fyshwick, Cake Decorating Solutions will host an Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday 27 May, where you can go along and check out the new store, have a cuppa or a cupcake, and help raise funds for The Cancer Council.


What: Cake Decorating Solutions Canberra
Where: Now open at their brand new location, Shop 5, 13 -1 5 Townsville Street, Fyshwick
When: Open Monday 12.30 pm–5.30 pm, Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am–5.30 pm, and Saturday 9.30 am – 1.30 pm
Website: Visit


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