The Cheesecake Shop Epping Wins Artisan of The Year 2017!

The Cheesecake Shop has named sisters Vicky Frendo and Cathy Fotinos of local bakery The Cheesecake Shop in Epping, as their Artisan of the Year for 2017!

Set between the Gold Coast’s spectacular Broadwater and the Pacific Ocean at Sea World Resort Conference Centre, franchisee’s Vicky Frendo and Cathy Fotinos accepted the award on behalf of themselves and their entire Epping team.

The sisters had a passion for baking from a young age, always making cakes or biscuits for their family and friends. As soon as Cathy was of working age, she knew The Cheesecake Shop would be the perfect fit for her, so big sister Vicky went with her to hand in her resume and Cathy got her first job at The Cheesecake Shop Campbellfield and then went onto becoming the decorator at the Epping store.

When The Cheesecake Shop Epping became available for sale, the sisters saw it as a golden opportunity to further solidify doing what they loved as a business and became the proud franchisees of the store in 2010. Seven years later, the sisters along with their entire team at The Cheesecake Shopping Epping are paving the way in producing beautiful custom made cakes such as Wedding Cakes, Engagement Cakes, Baby Shower Cakes, Birthday Cakes and everything in-between within The Cheesecake Shop network, winning the prestigious award for Artisan of The Year 2017 which is judged based on a store’s “artisanal” skills of baking and custom designing for customers alongside strong business acumen and sales.

“We are so proud and honoured to have received this award and also to be a finalist for Franchisee of The Year. It’s an amazing feeling to be recognised for the work we do of which a key ingredient to success has always been love. Our decorators are over the moon, the Artisan of The Year 2017 Award has really lifted their spirits and will drive them to challenge themselves even more, continuing to take The Cheesecake Shop Epping to new heights.” Vicky adds.

The dynamic duo are excited to embark on their $10,000 prize trip to Vietnam in the coming months and to experience all that the Vietnamese culture has to offer.

The Epping bakery upholds The Cheesecake Shop’s motto of ‘made with love’ by delivering consistently fresh products that are baked in store – such as the ever popular Pavlova, Black Forest Torte and the sister’s  favourites, the Belgian Marble Mudcake and Wildberry Baked Cheesecake.

So whether you are celebrating an award, a birthday, an anniversary, or simply want to satisfy a craving for something sweet and delicious, pop in and say hi to Vicky and Cathy and the team at The Cheesecake Shop Epping.

Epping’s custom cakes are able to be viewed on The Cheesecake Shop’s website through Cake Works which is an easy to use platform for customers wishing to inquire about custom cakes (

The Cheesecake Shop South Epping is open 7 days to show off their winning cakes at 766 High Street Epping VIC. To contact the bakery call (03) 9408 5322 or email