The Cheesecake Shop Willows awarded top 10 finalist at Brides Choice Awards

The Cheesecake Shop Willows Awarded Top 10 Finalist in Brides Choice Awards

With over 11 years of experience in decorating wedding cakes, it is no surprise that much loved local cake bakery The Cheesecake Shop Willows has been recognised for its excellence by the Brides Choice Awards.

A Top 10 Finalist in the Tropical North Queensland Category for Wedding Cakes, small business owner Karen Bawden and her team were pleasantly surprised to hear of their nomination and their subsequent award.

“All of our cakes are hand-baked and decorated in store and we pride ourselves on the quality that we produce for the brides that trust us with an important part of their special day. To be acknowledged for this is very special” says Karen.

The Brides Choice Awards has a special focus on awarding Wedding-related businesses operating in regional areas. Karen and her team lovingly produce a minimum of 12 wedding cakes on a monthly basis and a number of other custom made creations for special occasions in addition to their everyday range of cheesecakes, mudcakes and tortes.

Their most popular Wedding cake by far is the ‘Modern Bride’.

“We do at least two of these cakes a week. It is a three-tier mudcake, half covered with intricately patterned white fondant and the other half in chocolate fondant with a decadent chocolate glaze drip. It’s finished with hand decorated, chocolate covered strawberries and is a crowd pleaser at any wedding”.

Karen says that the best thing about decorating wedding cakes is the reaction from brides when she reveals their cake at pick-up.

“They are always amazed and they tell you how much they love it – it’s lovely to het that positive feedback for something you have hand-crafted.”

You can visit The Cheesecake Shop Willows at Shop 1, 2 Kern Brothers Drive, Kirwan, or view their custom-made cakes online at: