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Creative Fridays: An Interview with Katherine Sabbath

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I first came across Katherine’s amazing dessert creations on Instagram and was blown away by her unique cake designs, crazy colour schemes and creative ideas (bacon and eggs cupcakes? Yes please!). Oh and she has fantastic hair. So I was thrilled to be able to interview her for my Creative Fridays segment!

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Hello! Who are you and what do you do?

Hello, my name is Katherine Sabbath! I am an enthusiastic high school English, History, Geography and Commerce teacher who has been teaching in Western Sydney for the last three years. I’ve always been a self-confessed bake-aholic and love experimenting with new flavours and concepts, so have recently packed up my teaching textbooks and dived head-first into the dessert world. I find my happy place by creating thoughtful, unique and slightly crazy cakes and desserts for loved ones, friends, and since 2014, a good chunk of Sydney! I also write recipes and am passionate about sharing my candy-coloured, creative food ideas with others. My work has been published in various magazines, website and social media channels and you can see me live in action by visiting any one of my dessert demonstrations or workshops currently being held across Sydney!

What work are you most proud of to date?

I’m really proud of the cantilever-inspired cake I made as a surprise for a friend of mine, who is also a total architect-nerd! Her boyfriend lovingly designed a brief and inspiration board for me, while I also enlisted the help of my own partner to design and build the scaffolding for the three-tiered cake. It ended up taking us three-four days to make in total and was made from layers of chocolate mud cake with raspberry fudge, caramel mud cake with salted caramel fudge, and covered in a black coloured dark chocolate ganache with edible gold accents. It looked impressive but most importantly, it tasted even better and our friends loved it!

Katherine Sabbath cantilever cake

 

What was the turning point in your career?

It was about one and a half years ago when my absolute dessert idol and inspiration, Adriano Zumbo, liked a few of my cake photos on Instagram! I remember squealing and taking a screen shot of the notifications straight away and sending them to my Mum! That’s when I thought, “Wow, maybe I should keep going with this cake stuff”, haha.

Who would you love to collaborate with one day?

ADRIANO ZUMBO, of course! He has such a joyous and creative approach to flavours and design, and is also the most humble dessert master I’ve ever met.

Katherine Sabbath double chocolate brownie, cake filled with cookie dough, Turkish Delight & peanut butter fudge

What’s your number one tip for someone wanting to start their own business/blog?

GO FOR IT AND DO IT RIGHT NOW! Along the journey, make sure you enjoy everything that you do, stay humble and be genuine to yourself and others. I believe positivity and honesty are integral to building any successful friendship, online community of followers (if we’re talking about blogs and Instagram etc) and can eventually lead to a successful business whereby customers would be proud to associate themselves with you and your brand.

Where can we find you online?

You can find me on Instagram and please keep your eyes peeled for my website, launching this year (YAY!).

She’s also working with Pyrex to celebrate its 100 year anniversary and has created the most divine-looking lamington sponge cake recipe!

Katherine Sabbath upside down ice-cream cake

Thanks for your time Katherine, and check out other Creative Fridays interviews here!
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4 Comments

  • Reply Jessica @ Sweetest Menu July 3, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Great interview, great questions! I feel inspired to jump into the kitchen and get baking!

    • Reply Swah July 7, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      Me too Jess! I want to create the most ridiculous and colourful cakes!

  • Reply Christine @ Adventure, Baby! October 9, 2015 at 11:12 am

    How did I not see this? I LOVE HER! xx

    • Reply Swah October 19, 2015 at 10:58 am

      Hahah me too! She is a dessert queen! x

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