Mary's kitchen on Waiheke


Food with Flair, based on Waiheke Island, produces special occasion cakes, cup cakes, desserts and themed biscuits. Events might include:

  • weddings
  • birthdays
  • anniversaries 
  • any event worth celebrating!


My philosophy is that food should not only look wonderful but taste delicious and this dominates the creation of all your orders.  I  also feel strongly that personal choice should be incorporated into the design of food.  With these thoughts in mind, a selection of cakes, cupcakes, slices and desserts are ready to be made for your special event.

I am also very aware that certain people have particular dietary requirements. Hence I try to use all natural, organic ingredients and am happy to comply with clients' requests whether it be for gluten-free, lactose intolerance, seed-free or eggless items.

I make sure that only the best of ingredients are used including free-range eggs, New Zealand butter, fresh fruit, (from NZ of course) organic where possible and Belgian style chocolate. These make a huge difference to the flavours of everything I make.

I live where my commercial kitchen is and I work on my own.


Check out my gallery for a few  ideas, old and new.  Special photos turned into edible icing are still a really good option for birthdays and anniversaries and can be applied to buttercream, ganache and fondant icing. Naked, semi-naked and drizzle cakes are definitely proving very popular despite theming that happens for a lot of cakes.


The best way to find out how much your celebration cake, cupcakes etc will cost is to contact me as each one is different. I also provide a standard range of items, the cakes of which vary in price depending on the size. Items to consider that will attract an extra fee are: personalised messages, candles/ribbon, presentation platter and delivery. Don't hesitate to ask me.