Zoë’s love and interest for food and design was evident from an early age. As a child she spent much of her time baking and decorating cakes with her mum, and working on all kinds of exciting art and craft projects.
Although she initially followed the path of foreign languages, graduating from Bath University, her true calling was more creative. She enrolled in cookery and patisserie classes while working at some of Australia’s most illustrious restaurants, including the Stokehouse and Langtons in Melbourne, Ricky Ricardo’s and The Spirit House on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Returning to London in 2006, Zoë spent her first year learning the basics of cake decorating, taking classes and working in some of London’s best bakeries, before setting up her own business designing and making wedding and celebration cakes.
Zoë’s unique and elegant style is often inspired by beautiful fabric and art, and frequently features in international sugarcraft and bridal titles. In 2011 she designed a range for Fortnum and Mason, which also commissioned her to make a cake for Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
Zoë has generously shared her skills and knowledge to individuals through hands-on, intimate and larger group lessons, as well as online tutorials. She is often invited to teach at cooking schools and cake shows across the globe and her most popular techniques can also be discovered via the online education platform Craftsy. Zoë has published a variety of bestselling books, from Chic and Unique Vintage Cakes to her most recent title, Elegant Lace Cakes. Her books, just like her hands-on teaching, offer all the necessary tips and techniques through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to make the projects achievable and interesting for everyone.
At the beginning of 2017, Zoë moved back to Australia after selling The Cake Parlour in Wimbledon, in search of a new way of life and the next cake adventure. Her success so far has come from hard work, determination and a drive to produce beautiful and innovative designs, and she hopes to continue inspiring and motivating through her passion for cake art.