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We are fully booked until July 2023.

Please note that we are now fully booked until July 2023 and cannot take on any new orders until further notice.
I do have a good friend who does beautiful work, please give her a try and let her know that I referred you to her. Her name is Helen and her website is 
Thank you.
Maria Shaw
Owner / Creative Designer

3 Years Ago

Sweet Affection Cake Designs & Cakes of Distinction have merged.

3 years ago, Maria - owner of Sweet Affection Cake Designs purchased the long running, established business called Cakes of Distinction.  Contact Maria either by phone or email to discuss your needs with Maria personally who will run through everything with you so you may then order a beautiful centre-piece for your special event.

Please note that we are now only creating Wedding Cakes for couples, Engagement Cakes & Bridal Shower Cakes.


You may continue to browse here or click the link below to Cakes of Distinction.

We will however, be updating both websites so you may view all of our work on either website.


Maria has been voted 1 of the Top 9 Wedding Cake Designers in Australia.

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A tall Royal Wedding Cake fit for a Princess

Currently Displayed at our Studio
Photography : Iconweddingphotography
Venue in Photo : Vogue Ballroom Burwood

This beautiful wedding cake is absolutely adoring. Recently I had the honour to create this 'Royal Themed Wedding Cake' after being voted in as 1 of the top 9 wedding cake designers in Australia.  It was showcased in the Ultimate Wedding Cake Designers Marquee at the International Cake Decorating Show in Brisbane alongside 7 other magnificent wedding cakes.  The detailed lace design on each tier and flowers on this cake were hand-made using fondant and wafer paper and took me over 6 weeks to research, design and create.  If you're in Melbourne, you can get a closer look at it by visiting the gorgeous Fairytales Bridal Boutique in Nunawading.

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If Nunawading is a little out of your way to view my work, you can then make your way over to Fairytales Bridal Boutique in Moonee Ponds.  Once there, you will be able to view another one of my original designs and witness the perfectly finished custom design which requires great skill to perfect.  The design of this wedding cake I created for my nephew and his beautiful new bride, it had to be special, something original, not a Google or Pinterest cake, it had to reflect their personalities and their wedding style which is what every bride wants for their special day right?!  It showcases my hand-made delicate wafer paper flowers and sugar details which were inspired by the gorgeous detail on her wedding dress.

An Original Design

Jonathan & Lisa's Wedding Cake

4 Tier plus - Beautiful BAS Relief work on edible lace, sugar piping and stunning hand-made & hand-dusted wafer paper flowers adorn this design.

Currently Displayed at our Studio
Photography : Perla Photography
Venue in Photo : Yarra Ranges Estate

I recreated this gorgeous, tall 4+ tier wedding cake to be able to show it off and display it in all its glory.  Nowhere is more befitting for it than at Fairytales Bridal Boutique where Lisa purchased her own wedding dress from.