Where do you find the inspiration for the flavours and designs of your cakes? They have such a unique, retro feel to them.
Visually, I’m inspired by a kaleidoscope of things which primarily come to me through funny old illustrated cookbooks, abstract artists like Hilma af Klint, and colour in general. The flavours are kind of an extension of that kaleidoscope idea - I like interesting flavours; flavours that have a background, that have a story that goes with them, a friendly face and come from all over the place. This aspect of Mali Bakes is really important to me. I buy locally as much as I can and really spend time with each individual flavour trying to find its perfect match.
It must be so special to create something that marks a special moment for someone, what’s your favourite occasion to bake for?
Weddings are my favourite occasion to bake for. They give me the chance to explore larger-scale, multi-tiered cakes. They’re always challenging in new and different ways. Whether that’s in the making of the cake, the arrangement of it, or even transporting it. And the customers always bring their own flair to the conversation; I’ve met so many people through doing this, and I’m always delighted to be a part of their special day.