Welcome to The Baking Patch

Inspired by my Mum, Maureen Patching, and Grandmother, Betty Patching, welcome to The Baking Patch!

Oh hello there! I’m Alana, and welcome to my world of cake and all things delicious. My love of cake decorating began with the common kiwi tradition of looking through the classic Woman’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book with my kids, and then making them whatever their little hearts desired every year. From there, it grew into more challenging and extravagant requests from friends and family and before I knew it I was watching YouTube tutorials constantly and taking classes to learn any new skills I could.

From learning in our home kitchen as a little girl with my Mum making slices and cakes, then gaining new skills in commercial kitchens, to now making 3D gravity defying edible art in my very own shop, it’s been one exciting, adventurous and scrumptious journey.

Come on in store and say hi... Baking and creating - it's in my genes!