Karin Klenner

Karin Klenner owns Sweet Little Treat Cakes located in Hamilton, New Zealand.  Her cake decorating business has gone from strength to strength and aside from creating cakes for clients, she also teaches her craft and has produced several tutorials, including her 3D Elephant cake which is available as an instant download through Operation Sugar.  

Karin says: I started decorating just nearly four years ago when my eldest son was born and now I am OBSESSED!!! I come from New Zealand and have found the most amazing group of cakey friends which are like family to me, always inspiring me to try new things and go outside my comfort zones.

I'm a mum to two little boys which are my world (and have been known to destroy my world by attacking the odd cake) and married to an amazing guy who, thank goodness, is very good with a drill because my favourite cakes to do are 3D sculpted cakes. I love doing animals especially.

Bakels Pettinice has always been my preferred fondant, it's perfect for covering my tricky novelty cakes as it blends together and firms up so well. I love the colour range as a base to create any colour I want, I find I use my gel colours less now which saves on cost and mess! It makes gorgeous pastels when mixed with white and vibrant dark colours that don't fade.

I have a very new found love for painting so am finding myself doing more and more of that on my cakes. We are converting part of our home in to a little commercial grade cake studio where I will bake and teach from. 

As well as her own private classes, Karin has demonstrated for local cake guilds.  Her cake highlights include being featured as Cake Decorator of the week on Cakes Decor in July 2015, and regularly features as a Daily Top 3 on the site. Her awards include 1st Place - Novelty at the Auckland 2015 cake show, 1st place - Tiered and 2nd place Novelty at the Tauranga 2015 Cake Show. She is regularly featured by Shawna McGreevy and has had a write up in the Waikato Times for her Gollum piece from the New Zealand Peter Jackson's cake collaboration. 

You can find Karin on Facebook and Instagram. 
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