The Potoroo Pantry

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OVERVIEW

Indulge in the exquisite world of baked delights with The Potoroo Pantry, a charming cake and dessert studio nestled in the coastal haven of Apollo Bay. Catering to Geelong and the Great Ocean Road, Cathy, the creative force behind The Potoroo Pantry, crafts bespoke wedding and celebration cakes that are a symphony of taste and visual delight.

Step into a world where every celebration is elevated with the delectable offerings from The Potoroo Pantry. Cathy collaborates closely with clients, bringing their sweet visions to life. Choose from diverse treats, including rustic semi-naked cakes, decadent dessert tables, and intricately designed two-tier masterpieces. 

What You'll Love about Working with The Potoroo Pantry for Your Wedding:

  1. Bespoke Artistry: Immerse yourself in a world of custom cake designs tailored to your unique style and preferences. Cathy's attention to detail ensures a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that reflects the essence of your celebration.
  2. Fresh Flavours and Ingredients: Revel in the delightful array of flavours, fillings, and decorations. From classic vanilla to indulgent chocolate ganache, each cake is a testament to The Potoroo Pantry's commitment to using the finest and freshest ingredients.
  3. Passionate Collaboration: Experience a seamless journey from concept to creation. Cathy's dedication to turning your ideas into reality ensures a collaborative and enjoyable process, making your wedding cake selection stress-free and enjoyable.

Highlights of Working with The Potoroo Pantry:

  • Handcrafted Elegance: Bespoke cakes and treats crafted with love.
  • Fresh Local Ingredients: Indulge in the finest, locally sourced components.
  • Custom Designs for Every Occasion: Personalized creations for unforgettable moments.
  • Minimum Order Flexibility: Enjoy the goodness of mini-sized treats with a minimum order of 12.
  • Edible Artistry: Buttercream adorned with edible pressed flowers, organic blooms, chocolate drips, and more.

For a wedding celebration that transcends the ordinary, entrust The Potoroo Pantry with crafting the sweetest memories. 

About

Hello, I am Cathy, the face behind The Potoroo Pantry – a small, registered baking business in Apollo Bay, Victoria. The Potoroo Pantry opened in 2020 and the business has gone from strength to strength. I am a self-taught baker and decorator and I've loved baking and sharing the joy of delicious foods with others for as long as I can remember. I take great pride in creating cakes and desserts that both look AND taste amazing. I particularly love to combine my passions of flowers and cakes!

Cathy Sabbo

Business Owner


Location

Service Area Geelong / Great Ocean Rd

Geelong / Great Ocean Rd
Geelong / Great Ocean Rd

FAQ

I personally do not charge extra for wedding cakes and desserts on public holidays. All of my cakes are quoted individually, based on the amount of work and detail required, design, cake size, distance to the venue for delivery and decorations required.

We can adapt some of our cakes and baked goods to cater to certain dietary requirements. Please send us an enquiry with your specifications and we can discuss what might work for you and your wedding. In the past we have offered gluten free, dairy free and vegan alternatives alongside our wedding cakes.

Please note that wheat, nut, egg and dairy products are used daily in our registered kitchen, so there is always a chance of cross-contamination from them. Please advise us when booking if you or your guests have any specific allergies that we need to be aware of.

   The Potoroo Pantry is based along the Great Ocean Road, in the picturesque coastal town of Apollo Bay, Victoria. 

We are located approximately 35 minutes from Forrest, 1 hour from Colac, 1h 45m from Geelong and the Bellarine, 2 hours from Warrnambool and 2.5-3 hours from Melbourne.

Orders within 10 km of the Apollo Bay township are delivered FREE OF CHARGE. 

Orders can also be delivered to these locations at the following prices:

  • Marengo (out of town) $15
  • Glenaire $35
  • Lavers Hill $50
  • Skenes Creek North $25
  • Forrest $50
  • Wongarra $35
  • Kennett River $50 
  • Wye River $75
  • Lorne $125
  • Colac $125

If you require a delivery elsewhere, please send us an enquiry and we will estimate a delivery price for you. Essentially, if you would love to use us for your special occasion then we would love to help out!

We have so much more to offer than simply cake!

Fancy a customised dessert table containing mini tartlets, friands, mousse cups, mini cupcakes, brownies, macarons, eclairs and more?

A tower of macarons, doughnuts or cupcakes, coloured to match your wedding theme?

Personalised shortbread biscuits to hand out as wedding favours or use as table place cards?

Intricately designed floral cupcakes made to complement your wedding flower arrangements?

Or would you prefer a stunning centrepiece like a croquembouche - a towering sculpture of deliciously filled profiteroles, decorated with caramel threads and edible flowers?

Whatever yourtastebuds fancy, all of our freshly baked treats are created with care and passion, using fresh quality ingredients, to share the joy of simple foods that look and taste great! 

We offer a variety of cake flavours, all freshly baked from scratch.

Some of our most requested flavours at the moment include:

  • Mud cakes - white chocolate and raspberry, milk chocolate, lemon mud.
  • Persian Love Cake
  • Classic vanilla buttercake
  • Classic chocolate buttercake
  • Carrot cake
  • Stickty date cake

Yes, they sure are! The Potoroo Pantry takes great joy in baking everything from scratch and using quality, fresh and local ingredients where possible. From our jams, curds and custards, to our shortcrust pastries, cakes and marshmallow - everything is handmade and baked by this one pair of hands.

It's always handy to send us any inspiration images you may have so we can get a feel for the type of cake you would like.

However please note that due to the nature of the cake decorating process, we do not attempt to exactly replicate any one specific creation. Instead we will incorporate the ideas and put our own creative style to it.


2 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2023

The cake was beautifully presented and so tasty, everyone loved the cake on the day. Thanks so much Cathy for your hard work, will definitely order again for special occasions :)

Rita C.

The Potoroo Pantry

Rita, you both were a very easy-going couple to create a wedding cake for, thank you for the freedom to make something special for you. I am so pleased that everyone at your wedding loved it! And the ocean blues would have matched the venue perfectly!

March 2023

Cathy was amazingly helpful and enthusiastic in her communication with me about the cake and cupcakes for our small wedding. We ordered an 8" cake and 36 mini cupcakes, 6 of which were vegan and GF at no extra cost. Cathy sourced some fresh flowers to use on our cake and the cupcakes turned out wonderfully. Thank you so much Cathy, you were a delight to work with and our guests raved about your baking!

Alice A.

The Potoroo Pantry

Thank you so much for your kind words Alice! It was an absolute pleasure creating your wedding cake and cupcakes. I loved your colour scheme and the fresh native flowers complimented your wedding location so well. Best of luck!


Expert Advice

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Can we still have a large multi-tiered wedding cake even though we're having an intimate wedding?

We're having a small wedding of 30 people, but I love the look of a four-tiered cake. What are our options?

The Potoroo Pantry

This can be possible with the use of styrofoam 'dummy' tiers as well as the bottom tier of actual cake, however we do not personally offer large multi-tiered options to our customers - our area of expertise lies in creating beautiful and delicious one and two-tier cakes and enticing dessert tables.

For something different we can create a bespoke doughnut or macaron tower with a 6 or 8 inch wedding cake on top, which looks incredible.

Jasmine

Does it cost more for cakes to have a New Year's Eve wedding?

Would we be looking at surcharges or different pricing for our wedding cake if our wedding was on nye?

The Potoroo Pantry

Hello, I personally do not charge extra for wedding cakes on NYE or other public holidays. All of my cakes are quoted individually, based on the amount of work and detail required, design, cake size, distance to the venue for delivery and decorations required.

Do cake makers provide toppers or do we source them ourselves?

If not, where is the best place to buy? (Can we hire any?)

The Potoroo Pantry

Wedding toppers can be very different depending on the couple. I am able to source and place toppers on your cake at set up if I have a clear idea of what you would like, and I will factor the price into the quote.

Sometimes couples prefer to get their own topper, through etsy or custom made (most cake decorating shops/online stores offer them), and will provide it to me to be placed on the cake with any other arrangements. 

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