Meet Margie Carter, Planet Cake's Artistic Director for the past 15 years.
Name: Margie Carter
Job title: Artistic Director
How long have you been working at Planet Cake? Since 1996, 15 years.
What’s the best thing about your job? Working on cake designs that surpass the expectations of the customer.
What qualities/skills/training do you think are needed to be a successful cake decorator/designer? An artistic inclination, imagination, patience, attention to detail and you’ve got to be prepared to give 110% to all endeavours.
What’s the most challenging cake you’ve had to make/design? I’d say there are 3;
- An accurate scale model of Frank Lloyd Wrights “falling water” house.
- A massive St Peters basilica – complete with all apostles on the roof.
- A metre long jet ski (with appalling reference photos).
What’s been the most outrageous/ridiculous request? Two come to mind;
1. The “Dead Draught” horse (because the bride and groom drank Dead Horse draught beer).
2. The nude funky figurines complete with tattoos and piercing (photos supplied).
Any disasters?A madhatter cake that went to an unairconditioned venue (a fact we weren’t aware of) in the middle of summer. It collapsed and we had to fix it on site - while the first guests to arrive watched! The bride and groom arrived through the front door as we were going out the back door. Talk about pressure!
What’s your favourite type of cake to make/design? Animals.
What’s your favourite type of cake to eat? The crusty top of choc mud cakes – yum!