Chocolate Art. Moolanda Boulevard, Kingsley

Brett Coddington with daughters Tegan Coddington and Aleisha Leman. Picture: Martin Kennealey  d446741
Brett Coddington with daughters Tegan Coddington and Aleisha Leman. Picture: Martin Kennealey d446741

A KINGSLEY shop creating custom designed cakes is sharing its flair for chocolate with the community.

Chocolate Art’s Aleisha Leman said her dad Brett Coddington’s passion for chocolate work had always been a drawcard for the small family business, which has run from the Moolanda Boulevard store for 15 years.

She said it had evolved to include her and her sister Tegan’s specialised fondant designs and they had launched beginner workshops with intermediate and advanced classes this year.

“Our artistic abilities enable us to create unique and custom cakes to suit anyone’s needs,” she said.

“We generally book out every week through word of mouth and repeat customers from all over Perth.

“We love that we have seen the same family for their birthdays, then engagement, then for their weddings, baby shower, and then their kids’ birthdays and even anniversaries.

“We get to be a part of each family’s celebrations as they happen in order, which is really special.”

She said their classes were also proving popular and attracted new customers to the shop.

“Chocolate seems to be a foreign medium when it comes to DIY and so many people want to learn how we do what we do,” she said.

“We are now running ‘playing with chocolate’ workshops to teach the basics of working with chocolate. This includes piping techniques, colouring chocolate, moulding and more.

“There are very few places to learn the art of chocolate and everyone loves the idea of getting their hands chocolatey.”

She said their work in the cake world was diverse and their skills were continually put to the test.

“Every job we do is custom created; no two jobs are ever the same but we always love a challenge,” she said.

“We get some crazy requests from 3D burger cakes to chocolate Mad Hatter styles and six-tier weddings.

“Cake decorating is definitely an artistic field which requires plenty of practice, fine-motor skills and patience.”