Amazing Bakers & Decorators Interview Series: Sharon Wee Creations

Have you ever looked at pictures of beautifully decorated cakes or awe-inspiring treats and wondered what inspires the people that create them? We have too! So we put on our journalist hat and scoured the country for Australia’s top talent to create the Queen Amazing Bakers & Decorators Interview Series.

Today we’re chatting to Sharon of Sharon Wee Creations. As one of Australia’s top cake decorators and loved Craftsy instructor, Sharon’s work is easy to recognise for it’s cute characters, gravity-defying shapes and pretty pastel fondant tones.

Sharon Wee of Sharon Wee Creations is one of Australia’s leading cake decorators. In between creating spectacular cakes for her clients, writing her own books, keeping a blog, guest teaching on Craftsy and demonstrating at events and shows, Sharon creates fun, achievable and quick video tutorials to encourage everyone to try their hand at decorating.

To discover more of Sharon’s work, please visit her website, YouTube Channel, buy her book, read her blog or follow her on Facebook.

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Q: Sharon, has baking always been a big part of your life, or did you have an ‘a-ha moment’ and fall in love with it?

S: I’ve always liked sweet food, but never knew how to bake until I moved away from home. Then I tried baking for myself and really enjoyed it. But I enjoy the decorating side more, and my first decorating class was my ‘a-ha moment’.

Q: Your book is full of incredible cakes for all ages. We know it’s like picking a favourite child, but do you have a few in there you especially love?

S: The Noah’s Ark. Just because there are so many different animals and I love modelling them.

Q: What would be your hot tips for someone wanting to create a Sharon Wee Creations cake at home for a special birthday?

S: Make sure you invest the time in setting up the cake correctly. Plan ahead so you have everything you need and aren’t stressed out at the last minute. A lot of the decorations (like figurines) can and should be done in advance so they have time to dry. It also makes it less stressful assembling the cake.

Q: What Queen products are in your pantry right now? Do you have a favourite Queen product?

The vanilla bean paste is my favourite, I have a huge bucket. My pantry also has a lot of flavourings and some sprinkles.

Q: Lastly, being at the forefront of the Australian cake decorating scene, we’re sure you can see some big trends coming for 2015-2016. Can you share any predictions with us?

S: I think some people are going back to basics with rustic cakes but also piping, buttercream, etc. A lot of the older styles seem to be coming back in a big way. I’m also seeing some more decadent looking cakes rather than cakes that are simply works of art.

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