Something Special is a cake baking company that creates beautiful, individually designed cakes to suit any occasion in the Wanaka-Queenstown region.

We offer a large range of delicious flavours to satisfy any palate, and we aim to accommodate all dietary requirements.

Whether it's a Birthday Party, a Baby Shower or for that very special Wedding Day, we will work with you to create something truly special.

So please contact us today, for a no-obligation cake consultation, to discuss your unique needs and ideas.

Something Special Cakes was founded on a simple love for celebrating all things cake and creating beautiful desserts for a variety of occasions. The owners passion for education in professional cake creating has involved undertaking cake design and baking education courses in Australia, France and the United States of America.

Today, the creativity is infused within the team at Something Special Cakes, and they have many years of experience in making beautiful individualised cakes. Importantly though, they are incredibly passionate about everything there is to do with cakes, especially eating them!

Our beautiful cakes are made using the finest natural ingredients, and wherever possible local produce is used.

Cakes can be created in either a single tier or have multiple tiers. They can be made in a variety of shapes, colours, sizes, angles and designs. You can choose from our most popular cake flavours or have your favourite flavour made. As we create each cake individually, the finish of your cake is completely personalised into an elegant soft buttercream, or a technical fondant creative design.

We can make just about any cake that your heart desires, so please contact us today for more information.

“Chelsea was fantastic, she has great ideas that really helped bring our vintage/rustic theme of our wedding into our cake style too. We would definitely recommend Chelsea to others. The cakes were very tasty, and so many people commented on the size (massive) and how great they fitted in with our wedding theme.”
Kate & Tim

“Fantastic overall. Communication was timely, clear and delivered a customer relationship that inspired trust. Thank-you so much for everything- we so appreciated it all.”
Jemma & Mark

“Thank you soooooo much for the most stunning and delicious wedding cake ever. It was just perfect!! We had an amazing day, I couldn't have asked for anything better.”
Lousia & Julian

“We had had a fantastic day! We were very happy with our cake. I loved the way it looked, and the mud cake was delicious! Thank you for all your time and effort.”
Kelly & Aaron

“We were 100% happy with the service. Chelsea was great with helping me plan the perfect cake, and was very patient with me as I change my kind more than a few times. The cake tasted amazing, we went with 3 flavors and it was a hit! Especially the banana cake! We didn't do a taste test and couldn't have asked for anything different! Just overall amazing! Cake looked better than the picture I sent and tasted great, it was perfect!!”
Tarryn & Paul

“We were very satisfied. Our communication was mostly over email as I live overseas and Chelsea was very quick to reply and very patient answering all my questions. Chelsea was also more than happy to meet when I was in Wanaka for a weekend. Everyone thought it was delicious, and it was the dense mud cake that I was after and I was happy with value for money. Very thorough, giving me lots of options and recommendations. Definitely recommend Something Special Cakes”
Juliette & Geoff

“We absolutely loved the cake!, you did a great job it was delicious. Everything got eaten, the leftovers were quickly snapped up by family . The presentation was beautiful exactly how I had pictured so thankyou soooo much.”
Sarah & Jarome

We provide a no-obligation cake consultation which enables our staff to discuss your unique needs, and show you some of the many possibilities we can offer you for your special occasion.

If you already know what type of cake you would like, please feel free to email through to us your ideas or send a photograph. If you have no idea where to start, do not worry, we can help you along every step of the way!

We look forward to hearing from you, and creating something special.

When placing an order, we require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice.

Not only can we create a stunning cake for your special wedding day or special occasion, we can also design, prepare and create a spectacular Candy Bar, Dessert Bar or a combination of both.

Whether you would like several cakes in different diameters, colours, designs and sizes or a mixture of tiered and single cakes, the world is your oyster. We can add in additional creations such as large candy jars overflowing with treats, cupcakes, macaroons, baby cheese cakes, chocolate mousse pots, sugar cookies, cake pops and petit fours. Whatever your wedding theme and colour scheme, we can match in flowers, fabrics, ribbons, balloons and other beautiful trimmings to make your vision come to life. Vintage to rustic, romantic to fun or elegant to sparkles, we will work closely with you to ensure that every last detail is perfect for your special day.

Contact us today for further information, design ideas and quotations.

At Something Special Cakes, we are very passionate about what we do, and we invite you to come along to one of our fun filled educational workshops.

Our workshops will develop your cake and cupcake decorating skills and teach you some exciting cake design and styling techniques. We keep our class sizes small to allow one-on-one time for your skill development which will help you impress your family and friends at your next celebration! All listed workshops will be held in Wanaka, and include the use of our equipment, freshly made cupcakes/cake and all decorating products. We also provide a travel box for your masterpiece, and a take home recipe and technique pack. So come along, and join us for a glass of wine, some nibbles and importantly some decorating fun!

Private tuition is available in Wanaka and Queenstown. Tailor made workshops are also available for hen’s night’s, baby showers, birthday parties and corporate events.

2014 WORKSHOP schedule:


DATES: Tuesday 20th May 2014
Thursday 12th June 2014
Tuesday 15th July 2014
Thursday 7th August 2014
Tuesday 9th September 2014
Thursday 9th October 2014
Tuesday 4th November 2014
TIME: 7 pm - 9.30 pm
COST: $65.00


DATES: Tuesday 27th May 2014
Thursday 26th June 2014
Tuesday 29th July 2014
Monday 18th August 2014
Tuesday 16th September 2014
Thursday 23rd October 2014
Tuesday 11th November 2014
TIME: 7 pm - 9.30 pm
COST: $65.00


DATES: Sunday 25th May 2014 Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 15th June 2014 Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Sunday 20th July 2014 Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Thursday 28th August 2014 Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Sunday 28th September 2014 Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Thursday 16th October 2014 Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Sunday 9th November, 2014 Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
COST: $85.00

Private tuition and tailor made workshops are available in both Wanaka and Queenstown. Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will provide you with an individual quotation.

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