My name is Sandra Boston and I’m the owner and founder of Kiwicakes. While pregnant with my second child in 2006 I created Kiwicakes to allow me to work part-time from home. I had a passion for cake decorating and in New Zealand at the time it was difficult to source cake decorating supplies.
Fast forward through the years, Kiwicakes now employs four people and we operate our store at 29 Vine St, Whangarei. We are the NZ distributor of many international brands for amateur and professional cake decorators.
I am a trained Wilton Method instructor and love teaching students the art of cake decorating. I enjoy making cakes for my children and family and have created some special cakes for collaborations with other national cake decorators, such as the ‘Desolation of Smaug’ cake I made for a not-for-profit Peter Jackson cake collaboration in 2015.
Here at Kiwicakes we are constantly on the lookout for new products and are proud to bring you the newest and latest finds in the world of cake decorating. We have a passion for kiwiana, hence the name Kiwicakes.
We have scoured the world for our product range. We regularly import from Australia, UK and USA. In some cases, if we couldn’t find it we’ve had it custom made.
We are particularly proud of our custom Kiwiana silicone moulds, Kiwiana acrylic toppers and our latest creation a sprinkle medley range (hand mixed in our commercial kitchen).
At Kiwicakes we are proud to support two charities, Operation Sugar (photo at the top of this page is Sandra with Katie, the recipient of an Operation Sugar cake) and SPCA Whangarei Branch/SPCA Cupcake Day.
“I've been using Kiwicakes as a Supplier for the 5 years since I started my cake business, and love it! It's a fantastic service, huge range of products, and constantly growing with new products which is really valuable in a business with so many trends! Supplies arrive in fantastic condition and really quickly (within 1-2 days in Wellington). Thanks Sandra!”
-Becs, Stiletto Studio Cakes
“Kiwicakes is, by far, my preferred supplier for most of my cake decorating needs. Sandra and her team are always extremely friendly and helpful with product enquiry and go out of their way to provide assistance with any difficulties or questions you may have. Stock levels are always good and the website is updated regularly so that customers know where they are in terms of purchase. Highly recommend Kiwicakes to everyone!”
-Emma Hogg, Strawberry Sky Cakes
“I have been shopping with Kiwicakes for many years now. I really love dealing with Sandra, Grandma Kiwicakes and all the team. Kiwicakes core family values, customer service and fantastic product range is why I keep going back.
Sandra and her team are always helpful, my orders always arrive perfectly packaged and promptly. I purchase nearly all of my cake supplies from Kiwicakes fantastic online store and I always know that I will get the very best quality.
They are my one stop shop and I recommend Kiwicakes to each and everyone of my students and cake friends because I know they can get everything they need and that they will always get looked after the way I always have been. I truly love Kiwicakes!”
“From the very beginning, years ago, when I first started cake decorating Kiwicakes has been right there with me, supplying products to ensure every cake I made was as successful as I could make it be. Their vast selection of quality products ensures I have been able to create whatever design or effect I have needed to for the sweet treat at family or clients special event.
They are beyond helpful with advice on products, always without pressure, and are exceptionally fast with processing orders. I particularly love that they are always on target with new trends and keep me informed and educated with their social media posts.
Their selection of exclusive Kiwicake’s moulds, sprinkles and specialty sprinkle medleys are second to none and are superb quality. You really can’t go wrong with a company like this for everything you need in cake decorating.”
-Lisa Hansen, The Whole Cake and Caboodle
“Kiwicakes are my go to every time. I order one day and it’s on my doorstep the next day. Amazing service, amazing product range and amazing product knowledge. Always so friendly and helpful. Definitely the best in New Zealand, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!"
-Stacey Johnson, Design at 409