In this house, we love cake. I mean, we really love cake.

Luckily, we have a 12yr old that loves baking! Fae has completely taken to creating in the kitchen and she is truly talented. Truly. We are super proud. She bakes the most divine gooey chocolate brownies for our Afternoon Teas quite regularly, but she also bakes cakes, cookies and has completed quite a few birthday orders already. Here she is making the most delicious lemon cake. My favourite! The more lemony, the better!

In the interest of full disclosure, she does bake with a mask on, but we took it off for the photos!

Fae baking
 in Schoone Oordt's kitchen
Fae in our Country Kitchen

It’s been difficult for Fae growing up as she is so different to her siblings. She thinks she can’t draw and she is not academic, so, she’s always felt as though she’s the odd one out. Her talent for baking and the amazing feedback that she has received for it, has enabled her to find her niche and grow in confidence. This, along with quite an astute business sense, means that we really don’t have to worry about her… She’ll be more than fine.

Ingredients for Lemon Cake - Schoone Oordt Country House Swellendam
Ingredients for the most divine Lemon Cake
The Cake Faerie - Schoone Oordt Country Hotel
Looking for the baking tray… always at the bottom of the pile

Once again, a huge thank you to Elana for the amazing images! She’s captured Fae so beautifully here.

Finishing touches on the Lemon Cake
Mom’s helping hand

Finishing touches on the Lemon Cake. This was her first time making one, so she used this absolutely delicious recipe! Thank you Plated Cravings.

Lemon Cake by Plated Cravings
Lemon Cake, recipe from Plated Cravings

You can place orders!

If you’d like to see/taste more of her creations and you live in Swellendam, she does take orders! If you don’t live in Swellendam, but would like to keep in touch, you’re welcome to follow her on IG as _thecakefaerie_

_thecakefaerie_ at Schoone Oordt Country House in Swellendam

… watch this space, we have a Master in the making!

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