Heather-Lee’s cake adventure started almost 15 years ago when she had a particularly challenging time with a just-starting-up cake maker over an order. Heather-Lee says that she remembers thinking to herself “how can it be this hard to get this simple order right”. Soon afterwards she offered to make a cake for a friend’s birthday and discovered that, for a beginner, “it is that hard”. But by the end of that first fondant-covered cake it was too late – the cake bug had bitten and she was hooked!

That cake led to the next one, and the one after, and to orders coming in at such a rate that Heather-Lee had to turn some down. For many years she balanced a demanding corporate job, a home, family, and the cakes and then, in 2018, a dream came true: Her offer to purchase a small bakery and cake shop was accepted and she made the leap of faith of moving from the known to the unknown.

It’s a far cry from corporate meetings and complex computer spreadsheets, to rolling out fondant, creating edible characters, and piping dainty filigree designs with an icing nozzle!

“Owning and running Cake Matters is an amazing adventure and is the culmination of almost 15 years of hard work and cake creation. Since purchasing Cake Matters in 2018, the business has grown in leaps and bounds and we have been able to expand both our product range and our staff compliment. We are a great creative team and I hope that you will join us on our sweet journey” ~ Heather-Lee


Our motto is “If you can dream it, we will make it!”. Whether you need a few themed cupcakes, a simple celebration cake or a multi-tiered showstopper, we can make your cake wish come true.

Cake Matters bakery is located within the quiet little suburb of Edgemead in Cape Town. Over the years we have been blessed with the most amazing clients who like to challenge us and push our creative boundaries, which means that we are continually learning new techniques, developing new skills and upping our game.

Not only do we have the most delicious selection of cupcakes available every day, but we also take orders to make any cake that your heart desires.

Whether you are celebrating a Wedding, Kiddies’ Party, Kitchen Tea, Baby Shower or Corporate Event, to a Milestone Birthday, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Baptism, Anniversary or any other cake worthy occasion, we’ve got you covered.

Wander around our site and our Facebook page, order a delicious cake or a few cupcakes, and either look through photos of past bakes or give us your vision to design your dream cake. Either way, you are guaranteed an absolutely perfect and scrumptious cake for your upcoming celebration.


We are very proud to have one of South Africa’s top sugar artists working with us. Erin Driver of @ErinsIcingDesigns makes the most beautiful, detailed and realistic edible figurines from fondant, royal icing and modelling chocolate. Erin also hosts weekend classes at Cake Matters, so keep an eye on her and our @CakeMattersCT social media pages.