Cakes of Distinction

(100 reviews)
Service Area
Melbourne and Surrounding Areas
Business Hours
7 Days By Appointment
Average Pricing
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Awarded as 1 of the top 9 Wedding Cake Designers in Australia 2018

Exquisite handcrafted cakes for all occasions.  With over 30 years of experience, owner Maria Shaw, has created many award winning designs.

* Customised designs inspired by current trends with a shared emphasis on beautiful florals.

* A variety of delicious flavours and fillings which are all made from scratch using high-quality natural ingredients.

   - Most popular being Lime & Coconut, White Chocolate, Raspberry & Coconut and my Champagne & Pink Grapefruit

* Free tasting with each private consultation booked

   - Couples are welcome to book an appointment and enjoy a sample selection of cake flavours and fillings.

   - Consultation will include discussions on Design, Colour & Flavour


Easy Weddings Special Offer

Private Consultation & Tasting Box

* Book now for a Private 30 minute Consultation and receive a Tasting Box which you can take home and enjoy our cakes at your leisure.  During this time we will discuss the design, size and cake flavour of your wedding cake

* Tasting for up 2 people.

* A sampling selection of up to 7 different cake flavours.

* Cost is $49.50

Questions and Answers

How do I go about booking a consultation?

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You can either contact me via email or by phone and we can discuss the available times to meet. I am very flexible as I know how difficult it can be to find time to meet with suppliers when organising your special day.  Usually I hold my consultations on Saturday's however, I am flexible if need be to organise any other day that suits you both.

Can we get a sample of your cake flavours?

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Yes definitely! During your consultation I will offer you a selection of the cake flavours that I have available at the time, usually between 5 - 8 which you may choose from.  These are also perfectly paired with a complimenting filling however, you always have a choice if you want to alter it or add to it.

What do I do if I decide to order?

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Contact Sweet Affection Cake Designs either via phone or email.  If you would like to place an order you will be required to pay a 50% deposit.  This secures your date and the final balance will be requqired 14 days prior to your wedding day.  This deposit is non-refundable as the date is held for you, but at my discretion, it can be transferred to a late date if need be. (View my Terms & Conditions on my website)

What forms of payment do you accept?

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I accept either cash or direct deposit - funds transfer.

How do I go about getting a quote on a wedding cake I like?

Cakes of Distinction

You may send through an email with a photo(s) as well as letting me know of the number of guests you will be having at your wedding, prior to booking your consultation with me, then during our meeting I will discuss price and design details with you further.


(100 reviews)
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7 Mar 2020

From the moment we met Maria we knew we were in great hands. Maria made us the most beautiful and tastiest wedding cake, we opted for lemon and blueberry and coconut and raspberry flavours (choosing two flavours was the only difficult part as they were all so beautiful). Many of our guests raved about how delicious the cake was. Maria takes a lot of pride and care in her creations the and was so easy to work with throughout the entire process. Highly recommend!

25 Jan 2020

Where do i begin. Maria is an absolute gem. We had our cake tasting and the flavours were so hard to choose because they were all so amazing. We ended up choosing the passionfruit & white chocolate and lemon & blueberry being a summer wedding. It was so Devine, the cake was so soft, and melted in the mouth, all my guests loved the flavours. And what can I say about the design, Maria you are the cake queen. The picture I showed, the amazing most talented cake queen replicated the picture to the T. I was absolutely blown away when I saw my cake on the big day. So beautiful I didn't want to eat or touch it. Maria was so helpful with the colours, what bling to use and helped us pick the flavours to best suit the season. From cakes to customer service, Maria you are truly the best and such a sweet soul.

27 Dec 2019

Maria and her team created our double barreled, 3 tier cake for our wedding. Throughout the process, she was easy to work with, flexible and able to create our dream cake. It tastes delicious and we had a lot of family and friends ask who made it! I can't recommend cakes of distinction enough, especially for the price and quality of product.

14 Dec 2019

Maria created a beautiful cake for our wedding. It looked wonderful and tasted delicious. I would definitely recommend Cakes of Distinction to others.

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Hi Julia and Luke, Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you loved your cake. It turned out so beautiful with all the sugar flowers and lacework. You definitely chose 2 of my favourite flavours. I hope the venue was able to save many of the sugar flowers for you to keep. Thanks again to you both, all the very best for a wonderful married life together. xx

9 Nov 2019

Our brief was relatively simple. If we were going to have a cake, it needed to taste amazing and be full of real ingredients. Maria's flavours stood out from any of the bakers we sampled, (and we sampled many). We knew straight away that her flavours won us over. Lemon and blueberry + Coconut and raspberry The hardest part was choosing only two flavours. We had so many compliments from our guests on the cake's flavours and we were surprised how much cake was actually eaten! (Even the event staff were surprised, they also commented on how amazing the cake tasted when we said they could have a few slices!) Maria delivered above and beyond, she was professional and ensured we received the cake design we desired and her experience helped us choose the best cake suitable for our number of guests and our event.

3 Nov 2019

The free tasting we had from the beginning was exceptional. Given I have a sweet tooth, it was hard to choose, but ultimately, we chose the Raspberry & Coconut and the Marbled Chocolate Cake. They were moist and melted in our mouth, we received some compliments in how delicious the cakes tasted on our Wedding day. Maria ensured our needs were met and gave us advice on what works and what won't work. She was genuine and did a terrific job of putting it all together. Maria communicated with us well and clearly. We could not have asked for a better cake design..

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Hi Anjela & Viktor, Thank you to both of you for booking your wedding cake with me. I am thrilled you enjoyed the consultation, tasting and the lead up to your big day. Your wonderful feedback is very much appreciated and I'm so glad that you and everyone loved it. I hope you had an amazing day, and I would love some photos when you receive them. Wishing you both all the very best, love and happiness always.

15 Sep 2019

Our cake was amazing and definitely exceeded our expectations, it was just perfect! The cake not only looked amazing (too good to ruin) but was delicious and we received a lot of fantastic comments about the look and taste of it! Maria was very pleasant to work with and made it so easy for us in organising our perfect cake and we cannot thank her enough.

25 May 2019

Maria was amazing to work with from the moment we met her. She was very easy going and put no pressure on you to make the decision to book her for your wedding date. It was a no brainer for us to book with her, the hardest decision to make was which one of her amazing cakes to go with. She worked with us to make the perfect cake for our day, that suited our theme. Everyone at the reception told us how amazing the cake was and that they haven’t had a wedding cake like that before.

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Hi Jessica and Trevor, It's so lovely to receive your feedback. I'm so thrilled that you were happy with your wedding cake and your guests enjoyed it also. It certainly turned out beautiful. I hope you were able to keep the wafer paper flowers. They certainly are a beautiful memento of your big day. I absolutely loved your set up at the venue, you did an amazing job organising it. I wish you both all the very best for a long and loving life together. xx

27 Apr 2019

Maria's cakes are to die for. I chose the champagne, pink grapefruit ad white chocolate flavour (Never a flavour I would have thought I would choose) but wow was it delicious! I received many compliments on how delicious the cake was and how stunning it looked! Not only are Maria's cakes amazing but so is Maria. She is so lovely to deal with and very accommodating. If you are looking for a delicious wedding cake then I definitely recommend Maria!

10 Mar 2019

The cake was simply beautiful, inside and out!!! The detailing and sugar flowers were divine, along with a perfect finish on the icing. Inside, the multiple flavours were delicious, soft mud cake with moist texture! Couldn't be happier! Thank you Maria.

16 Feb 2019

We used Maria for the first time for our son's birthday. They made a beautifully custom made cake and absolutely delicious as we don't really like overly sweet cakes. They made our gorgeous wedding cake with two different flavours. We always use them for all our cakes needs. Highly recommended :)

25 Jan 2019

The cake looked and tasted delicious, thank you to you and your incredible team!

12 Jan 2019

We absolutely loved our wedding cake. It was as per what we discussed and very delicious as well. We received a lot of compliments from our guests as well from how beautiful it look to how yummy it was.

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Helen, Thank you for your kind words, we are thrilled that you loved your wedding cake. It certainly helps when all the hard work you put into planning your big day, comes together perfectly. All the best to you both.

23 Nov 2018

The best cake ever! We had a 4 tier dark chocolate cake with grand mariner and traditional icing and it looked amazing and tasted amazing! Just perfect.

3 Nov 2018

We had two flavours in our cake, raspberry/white chocolate and lime/coconut. We had many compliments from guests about how delicious they were. Many said they don't like wedding cake, but they loved ours. The design was beautiful and exactly what we asked for. We would highly recommend Maria and her wedding cakes!

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Yasmin, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I'm thrilled that you and Stuart both loved your cake and glad to hear that your guests enjoyed it as well.

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