One of my favourite things about weddings is that it’s a good excuse for cake! This week on ‘Behind The Door With’ I’m excited to meet Eliza from Creative Hunger who not only specialise in beautiful wedding cakes, but full event catering too! Located in Melbourne, Eliza drives near and far to deliver cakes and catering for special events and can often be found in her kitchen creating something yummy.
Eliza started the business nine years ago. After working for eleven years as a professional chef in restaurants and boutique hotels in both Australia and the UK, she was ready to create her business. Eliza’s partner Francisco is a sommelier, having worked in some of Melbourne’s best known restaurants, so between them they have the perfect skill set for amazing food, wine and service. Eliza came up with the idea to create restaurant quality experiences at client’s homes and Creative Hunger was born.
Creative Hunger has since grown to offer an abundant selection of canapes, degustation menus and grazing menus, and can cater entire weddings and events from start to finish.
Eliza has also become the ‘go to’ for brides looking for a wedding cake that not only looks beautiful but tastes delicious too. “I’m finding that couples are going for cakes with layers of flavours incorporating seasonal fruit and preferring natural decorations like fresh flowers and buttercream,” says Eliza. “We also love to load them up with edible decorations like macarons, meringues and fresh berries.”
Eliza runs Creative Hunger from home which she says has pros and cons. “It’s great because there’s no commute and we have a fantastic space,” says Eliza, “but it also can be hard to stop working!” When I visited, Eliza was finishing off a whole selection of different cakes and the whole kitchen smelled like the yummy treats baking!
I love that Creative Hunger are really flexible; when it comes to planning menus, they have a different menu for each season but are also really open to customizing things to suit a couple’s needs. “We do not believe in a one size fits all aproach,” says Eliza. “We care about bringing your vision to life, not just our own.”
So not only do they produce different menus but lots of different styles too. Creative Hunger make perfect snack and lunch boxes with sandwiches, baked goods and salads for corporate events or feeding your bridal party while they get hair and makeup done!
For brides that want to try different cake flavours (and who wouldn’t) Eliza invented “cake mail” as a way to help couples decide. “You receive seven of our most popular cake flavours delivered to your door,” says Eliza. “There’s a cake mail date coming up so for those couples with a sweet tooth, keep an eye out.” What a great idea and what a yummy business!
Images by Creative Hunger
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Such beautiful food – and I love that the menus are thoughtfully designed around each couple’s gourmet dreams – the pretty wedding cakes look so delicious!
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events.