LET's WORK TOGETHER
HELLO, I'm AMBER (AKA COMMIE)
Whilst working as a graphic designer in 2013, I was searching for another creative outlet. I stumbled upon the TV show, The Great Australian Bake Off, just as its cupcake episode aired. From then on, I was instantly, hooked. You could say, it's now become an obsession!
Since then, I've been recognised as a Cake Masters Magazine and ACDN Cake Decorating & Baking Industry Awards finalist, and I want to share my knowledge and empower cake decorators to gain confidence in their work and level-up their cake design skills.
HOW WE CAN
RECENT EVENTS, & PARTNERSHIPS
Money Talk with Reg
20/12/2020 | PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
Online demo showcasing three Christmas-themed cupcake designs; rudolph, Christmas lights and a melted snowman. Designed for absolute beginners, this class aimed to inspire fun, easy and creative decorating over the Christmas period.
Change Makers Volume 5
01/12/2020 | IN PERSON EVENT
Amazon Bestseller 'Change Makers' Volume 5, holds the personal stories of 21 power-house women from across the world. You’ll be energised by their passion for creating change and moved by stories of loss, renewal and courage.
Teacher Of The Year Finalist
ACDN Cake Decorating and Baking Industry Awards
31/10/2020 | ONLINE ANNOUCEMENT
Announced as a finalist for Teacher Of The Year and the Jo Mackenzie Cake Mate Award for the ACDN Cake Decorating & Baking Industry Awards. These awards recognise cake decorators making strides in the cake industry.
24/10/2020 | IN PERSON EVENTGuest speaker at the Beam Magazine launch party as part of a Q+A panel discussion. We discussed the importance of collaborating, empowering women-in-business and the great opportunities that have surfaced during COVID.
Babes, Bubbles & Business
11/09/2020 | IN PERSON EVENT
Keynote talk about how to embrace your authentic self on Instagram and how to overcome the challenges of putting yourself 'out there' online. This in-person event focused on empowering women in business, throughout rural Queensland, Australia.
Miniature Food Toppers Demo
Sugar Sugar Cake School
03/09/2020 | PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
Demo showcasing my signature Miniature Food Topper techniques. Students learnt how to make three mini toppers - banana split, pancakes and macaron - and how to achieve a range of realistic textures, colours and details.
Australian Cake Decorating Network Cake! Magazine
30/08/2020 | ONLINE MAGAZINE
Regular quarterly Cake Chat column where I answer questions from the cake community related to cake design and business.
LOCATIONS Estate Agents Lifestyle & Business Video Series
16/06/2020 | FACEBOOK LIVE
Guest interview with LOCATIONS Estate agents where I share my story on how I went from a graphic designer to starting my own cake business. Plus talking about how I created a business from a passion and how I'm eager to share it with the community.
24hr Instagram Takeover
Australian Cake Decoratoring Network's Business Bites Series
11/06/2020 | INSTAGRAM STORIES
Instagram takeover on the ACDN page, sharing cake decorating tips, behind the scenes and business tips via Instagram Stories and the primary Instagram feed.
Australian Cake Decorating Network's Cake! TV Video Series
09/04/2020 | PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
Guest teacher in the ACDN private members group, talking about cake failures, specifically 3 steps you should take when you find yourself in a cake fail situations, how to 'fail forward' and how to 'plan for failure' to avoid a cake disaster in the future.
"This class has helped me SO much. In the past I have had so many creative ideas for my cakes, but have always struggled with narrowing down the details. This meant I was covering my cake in fondant, and still didn’t really know exactly how I would decorate it.
Your tutorials have given me a clear roadmap to follow, and I now feel SO much more confident in breaking the cake process down into manageable steps!"
WHAT I DO
As a design focused cake-decorator, I help cakers understand the importance of design planning whilst also teaching technical skills in a fun and engaging way, with a focus on empowering the audience to find their signature cake style.
I choose to partner with small business leaders, women-led communities, event organisers and baking businesses who align with my values. If this sounds like you, I’d love to hear from you!