Warwick business takes the cake at bridal awards
CREATING over 100 cakes a year, Warwick cake decorators Karyn and Mark Mills are taking on Brisbane shops.
Earning second place for best wedding cake design at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy Awards the at home business is making a big name for themselves across the borders.
Scored by their clients the small town shop was up against stores from across the state.
Losing the win by less than 0.02 points Story Book Cakes scored 99.85 while the winning business went home with 99.87.
None the less the cake decorators were happy to walk away with the recognition.
"We didn't think we were even going to make it to the top 8 let alone take home second place,” Mrs Mills said.
Nine years of baking cakes for the region the decorators have introduced a 'bake at home range' which are sold at cafes around the Warwick area and in Brisbane.
Some of their master pieces you would have seen at town events such as the grand opening of Coles supermarket.
Servicing the Southern Downs area this was the first time the duo have entered the awards.
"Warwick, Stanthorpe and Toowoomba are where most of our clients come from, we have done the occasional cake in Brisbane and Gold Coast,” Mrs Mills said.
"It's nice to know we are trusted enough to take on these events be a part of our clients lives.” she said.
"More often than not we will make a cake for a couples engagement, then their wedding and they will come back for their children's first birthday as well.” said the cake decorator.
Also going home with awards was Peta Murphy from Wedding and Events Warwick.
Holding fourth title for floral design for the third year in a row now, the event planner was recognised for photography and style design as well.
"It's a great award because its purely based from votes off our brides and grooms we service,” Mrs Murphy said.
"Most of the time we're working seven days a week, 12 hours days over wedding season, to know that all our brides and grooms are happy is lovely.” she said.
The two Warwick businesses are enjoying their short break before heading into wedding season in August.