It’s Cake Month on Polka Dot Bride so this week on Behind the Door I’m very excited to be visiting a business that’s completely obsessed with baking and all things sweet, Melbourne’s Little Bertha. Little Bertha was started thirteen years ago with a focus on supplying quality homemade cakes and biscuits to Melbourne’s famous cafe scene. The bakery has gained a reputation for cakes that not only look beautiful but taste homemade and delicious too. I love their cute blog with the slogan “born to bake” !
Operations Manager Adi tells me that Little Bertha pride themselves on the quality of their ingredients and were one of the first cake businesses to introduce genuine free range eggs as an important starting ingredient for all their cakes. “Everyone gets really excited about eating cake at an event” says Adi “but we don’t want them to just be excited about how pretty the cake is, but also how it tastes”. Although I think it’s fair to say that Little Bertha’s cakes are beautiful to look at too!
Adi tells me that over the last couple of years they noticed a real trend of stylists, venues and couples asking them to do cakes for weddings and events. “Customers were particularly interested in using our cakes to create dessert bars” says Adi “so we have created some perfect packages for weddings, including petit four towers, cake bars and even biscuits for wedding favours. Little Bertha have a gorgeous website, which makes online ordering easy, or are very happy to take appointments to create your dream dessert bar too. There’s even a hire package that includes cake stands and display pieces to really create that wow factor.
One of the most fantastic things about Little Bertha is their ability to provide cakes for all different dietary requirements including wheat free, nut free and even vegan! I love the idea of replacing your wedding cake with a petit four tower that means everyone gets to eat their favourite kind of cake and no one misses out because of their dietary requirements.
Little Bertha has a home in inner city Abbotsford where everything is baked on site in a delicious smelling kitchen. Cakes can be picked up directly from the warehouse or delivered in little Bertha’s fleet of sweetly illustrated delivery vans. What a fantastic idea not just for weddings but hens and kitchen teas too!
All images by Iron Chef Shellie
Ms Zigzag says: Amelia always seems to discover the most darling wedding vendors to feature in her Behind the Door column, and Little Bertha is no exception with these sweet little cakes!
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. Make Your Day Wedding Styling is my creative outlet and I love nothing more than that ten minutes just before the guests enter the wedding reception, it feels like a special sort of magic!