Food with Flair

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. Hence you may find


LATEST NEWS: Spring 2017

Spring has finally arrived but the weather is still rather wintry. The season is still busy with many people wanting to have their special celebration on this beautiful island.  Waiheke is such a great place for a celebration - always better with cakes!

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 from $60.00 to $100 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.