MY STORY

Leanne Rhodes with husband David and son Benjamin

Leanne Rhodes

Wife and mother to 3 children.  Our 2 daughters are adults and have moved out of home.

I am a wedding and novelty cake decorator working from my registered home in Geelong Vic. I bake all my cakes from scratch and decorate them with lots of love and care for your special day. 

I ask for a 50% deposit to secure a booking with the balance due on delivery or one week prior for wedding cakes.

The 50% deposit is non refundable and should be paid within two weeks (less if the order is short notice) as paying customers will get booking priority.

 

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Making cakes for money was never a dream of mine. In fact I thought I was going to be a mathematics teacher. When my first child started kindergarten I began a six year long part time bachelor of science degree. When my degree was complete I got a job as a computer programmer and thought life would be great until I realised the job wasn't right for me and resigned. I spent a couple of years tutoring mathematics and computer science at Deakin University and then moved on to retail and cleaning to have a more secure income.

But something that has always been a constant in my life is the love of arts and crafts. I could never sit and do nothing or even read a book. I always had to be making something. I would knit, sew, cross stitch. I made quilts and beaded jewellery, anything to keep me busy.

I wasn't even much of a baker but I always made birthday cakes for my family and had a keen interest in cake decorating since I was a teenager. My first fondant covered cake was a fruit cake for Christmas in 1984 when I was 16. By the time my daughters turned 21 I was making pretty good tiered cakes and was asked to make my first wedding cake. I decided to gather up some photos of cakes I'd made over the years and put them on a facebook page and all of a sudden I was in business.