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  • 30 Jul, 2008

Best Thank you letter

So we just got this amazing thank you email which made us so happy Thought I’d Share it To all the magical Oompa Loompas, Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for Talulah’s SPECTACULAR birthday cake. You and your inimitable cakes make this country a better place!!!!!!!!!!! Have sent 2 pics…..the gold 8 […]

  • 1 May, 2008

Charly’s Bakery in partnership!!!

So, Charly (yes there is a real Charly – my husband and Alex and Dani’s dad) is branching out and spreading the Charly’s magic. Charly is partnering up with Marie-Louise and John of STAR Partnership, an NGO with motivation, innovation, HEART and organization. They will be fixing schools up one at a time and are […]

  • 16 Mar, 2008

Valentine’s Day 2008

Well better late then never…Valentine’s day broke all previous records, with Charly’s making more then 3000 cupcakes., plus endless Petit fours and heart shaped biscuits. My favourites said – ” I smaak you stukkend” -credit to Dani for coming up with that one. This year our customers wised up and placed their cupcake orders in […]

  • 16 Oct, 2007

Arch Tutu’s 75th Birthday cake

So I’m backtracking a bit, but you will soon see why. Last year we were asked by Fiona of King’s college in London to make a cake for Archbishop Tutu’s 75th birthday- our reaction- of course. Anytime you want me to make a cake for one of my personal heroes- I’m there like a shot- […]

  • 30 Jun, 2007


So it’s the 30th June and our long awaited holiday has arrived. We’re off to Zanzibar, and will be doing as little as possible, while eating as much seafood as we can find, on the sunniest beach, for the next 10 days. Good books, beautiful island, lots of fish (cause we’ve gone fishing) and Charly […]

  • 21 Jun, 2007

We made Thabo Mbeki’s 65th birthday cake today

So a very exciting day for Charly’s Bakery – We made (former) President Thabo Mbeki’s 65th birthday cake and delivered it to Parliament this morning. The cake was our delicous Wicked chocolate cake- 3 tiers, and was iced in the ANC colours- We piped Happy Birthday Mr President on the middle tier, in gold, and […]

  • 20 Jun, 2007

Best cupcakes in the world -Anita Diamant author The Red Tent

World famous, brilliant author of The Red tent, Anita Diamant, which is on my list of 5 best books I’ve ever read- and I’m a bookworm, visited Charly’s Bakery in Cape Town yesterday. Her email, received last night follows below. We love it when people we love and respect, and who have travelled the world […]

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