Amateur cake decorator Judy Neville loves the creative aspect of her sweet hobby.
Amateur cake decorator Judy Neville loves the creative aspect of her sweet hobby. Andrew Morgan

Cake creations look good and taste great

MAKING a cake is like building a house.

Well, that's the approach amateur cake decorator Judy Neville takes anyway.

"If you don't have the foundations right, the house will fall over.

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"It's just like making a cake. It starts with having your cakes level and cooking a good cake.

"It doesn't only have to look good, but it has to taste good too."

With more than 30 years of cake making and decorating experience, Ms Neville has come a long way since the Mickey Mouse cake she made for her son's first birthday.

"My next cake was my mother-in-law's wedding cake. I look back on it now and think I could have done a lot better, but she was happy at the time."

Ms Neville, who is a member of the Gladstone Cake Decorators Association, said she was self-taught.

She has learnt different techniques from seminars and other members of the local group.

"You have to step outside your comfort zone and be a little more challenged each time you make something.

"I really like the artistic side of it more than anything else… and the pleasure in seeing the end result."

Ms Neville uses fondant and icings to construct flowers and other decorations.

She is currently working on a drag racing cake.

We put the call out for people to share photos of their cake creations, and received an overwhelming response. You can check out hundreds of cakes here:



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