Hello, My name is Rachael, and i'm a qualified Pastry Chef and Baker by Trade. I have over 22 years experience in the industry and I specialize in wedding cakes.
I'm a Born and Bred Darwin Girl, I grew up in Anula the Northern Suburbs of Darwin. Darwin is one of the most beautiful places at the top end of Australia. We only have 2 seasons a wet and dry. I love both, the wet for our amazing storms and lightning, and our dry season because you wouldn't want to be any where else in Australia weather wise. we are known for our amazing fishing and our big barramundi, crocodiles, friendly people, good food and our relaxed atmosphere.
We are the tropics and have high humidity, it can sometimes be tricky with our cakes, but I've been doing this for 20 years + and I've got it down packed. =)
I've been making cakes since I was 16 years old as an apprentice Pastry Chef/Baker in 1998. Two trades in one I was so lucky. I left school half way through year 11 to start my apprenticeship.
I qualified in 2002 and had my first baby (daughter) and then went to work for Paspaley Pearls for a season as the Chef on the Pas III. After I finished that, I went to work as a pastry chef and fell pregnant with my second baby (son) in 2005. While on maternity leave I decided to finally start my cake business I've always wanted to do. Rachael's Design a Cake was born and I was extremely busy and I had my 3rd baby (girl) in 2009 and life was busy with 3 children and successful business. It had grown so big that life got left behind.
In 2011 my dad passed away and with my dad been my right hand man I couldn't run the business any more. He was my rock and best friend. He helped me in so many ways with the kids, deliveries, marketing, writing ect. His last words to me were “I’m so proud of you having such a successful business”. But after he passed I couldn’t find the strength to go on running my business. My whole world was shattered. So I did the cakes for the year that had already been booked and in 2012 I closed the doors of Rachael's DesignaCake to the public but still did the odd cake here and there. I still run my market business selling cuffins at Mindil beach and Palmerston markets untill I sold it in 2017.
2018 Years have passed since I lost my dad, there has been a lot of shifting life experiences. I've met the love of my life that I can now truly say is my twin flame and we are got married during Covid. read more here
My Husband has taught me what a healthy relationship and true love is all about. He is beyond supportive of my business and can’t wait to see our wedding cake when we do the big wedding in 2021.
I am also a Life coach, I help others achieve their dreams and goals in life and to over come obstacles they may face. my website is www.rachaelburgess2020.com if you want to check that out as well.
We have 6 beautiful children between us and are truly blessed. So now it’s time to get back out there and start making cakes for the beautiful people of Darwin and Australia.
Since I was little I've always loved cake decorating and seeing beautiful designs of cakes. I was 10 years old when I knew what I wanted to do.
Cakes bring so much Joy to people, I love seeing their faces light up, especially when its cake time!
"Our cakes are fun, loving, elegant, funky, beautiful, enjoyable, you name it we can do it".
If you want your cake to be the talk of the town you have come to the right place, our clients spread the word like fire and we value our clients so much.
This is a pic of my 4th baby who absolutely enjoyed his simple paw patrol cake. His face says it all especially as everyone sang happy birthday to him.
"Designing Beautiful cakes for Darwin NT since 1998"