Gooseberry Hill Cake Co owner Danielle Buckett’s cake captivates the web


Left: Danielle Buckett with the cake she made to celebrate the first anniversary of Elevated Grounds Coffeehouse in Kalamunda. Right: The galaxy and gemstone cake that took off on social media platforms.
Gooseberry Hill Cake Co owner Danielle Buckett’s cake captivates the web
Left: Danielle Buckett with the cake she made to celebrate the first anniversary of Elevated Grounds Coffeehouse in Kalamunda. Right: The galaxy and gemstone cake that took off on social media platforms.

WORK-from-home mum Danielle Buckett has catapulted her boutique cake-making business into cyberspace.

A photograph of her space-aged birthday cake recently reached millions of followers on social media platforms.

The galaxy and gemstone creation took off online following a blog on The Perth Collective, a post shared on Instagram by Food Network UK and on Facebook by video blogger Cake Style. The edible artwork later appeared on Bored Panda, a blog with more than 2.5 million followers.

With two children under the age of three, the former secretary discovered an artistic flair for cake decorating and her home-baked creations were soon in high demand.

“I’ve always been interested in food because I’m gluten intolerant, but I had no idea my passion for making speciality cakes would turn into a business,” the 27-year-old said.

The owner of Gooseberry Hill Cake Co said the social media reaction was “amazing”.

“As a work-from-home mum, it’s lovely to be recognised by an organisation (The Perth Collective) devoted to female business owners, as women do face specific challenges in business and we need more platforms like these to celebrate each other,” Ms Buckett said.

The galaxy and gemstone cake made for stargazing sister-in-law Paula Buckett may have led the Gooseberry Hill baker to discover her point of difference.

Her creative interpretations of people’s hobbies and interests are a sweet mix when shared with her ability to cater for special dietary requirements.

“Since I started baking, I’ve been asked to make pretty much every kind of cake, except a wedding cake,” she said.

She said time spent in the kitchen began at an early age, making shortbread with her granddad John Watkin.

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