WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
Mahene Khan shares all about MK Dessert Works in our interview with this talented Sydney designer of the most decadent Wedding cake & desserts.

MK Dessert Works is all heart. "I understand the amount of love couples put into making sure their wedding is a day to remember. I put that same amount of love in creating my desserts. I am proud of MK Dessert Works having a focus on personalisation, which should be one of the most important elements to consider when planning your big day. How to make your day distinctly 'you.' From shortbread cookies with personalised messages as take-home favours to unique flavour combinations the couple has chosen themselves. MK Dessert Works is all about allowing the couple to play an integral part of the creative process!" Mahene tells.

How and when did MK Dessert Works come to be?
Funnily enough, MK Dessert Works began with a wedding! I was planning on making a cake for my brother's wedding reception in 2017. Lets just say the practice run didn't go so well! It slowly became my obsession to figure out where I went wrong and how to improve as I have always loved a good challenge! Two years later and now I get to make cake for others!
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
Has dessert creating always been something you knew that you would do?
No at all! This has been a relatively new journey, and I have learnt so much in these past two years. From the art of baking the yummiest cake as well as delving into pastry and all things dessert. I am appreciative to every person who has ordered one my desserts and trusting me with their events! I now live in a bubble of shortbread and buttercream and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Do you have any stories that you would like to share from your experiences?
I think sometimes couples feel pressured to choose cake flavours that will please everyone's taste. And in the end they don't feel like there cake was truly a representation of who they are and what they envisioned for their big day. So with that being said, don't feel pressured to not choose flavours you love just because you feel your guests wont enjoy them. Trust me, its cake! Everyone loves cake. Every guest at that wedding is there to celebrate you, so the perfect wedding cake for your wedding is the one you love and cant wait to eat a slice (or two!) of. (And maybe some more when the guests leave?)
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
Advice
I think couples don't realise just how creative they can be with their desserts! If you love a traditional white wedding cake and thats what you have always wanted, then great! You're halfway there to finalising an important detail in your wedding. But if you love something with more colour, texture or florals then go for it! I love contrasting shades of florals of different kinds to bring a pop of colour to an otherwise traditional cake. But if you truly want something that represents you as a couple, I suggest incorporating memories or favourite flavours into your desserts! Maybe there is a particular chocolate or candy that you and your partner loves, or maybe there is a fond memory of sharing a particular dessert on a date, every love story is different. Why not showcase it through your dessert? Add it to the cake! Dessert is usually the last item served at a wedding, and your guests will love just how personalised your cake is to you. End the perfect day on the sweetest note.

"I now live in a bubble of shortbread and buttercream and I wouldn't have it any other way."

Tell us about the best part about what you do:
The best part is having a creative outlet in this sometimes crazy life! But apart from that, I love collaborating with new people to create dessert they will love. From unique colour schemes to interesting flavour choices, I am all ears to bring something new and most importantly, delicious, to the table.
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
WEDDING CAKES DESSERT SYDNEY
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