Creating culinary inspirations from scratch and drawing inspiration from those around her, Fiona of Fiona’s Fancies in Noosa has built a strong following for those seeking hand-made treats or special occasion cakes.
Fiona Williams has been baking since she could stand on a chair. Inspired by her mum who still bakes and sews, she has built a reputation based on creating handmade and homemade treats.
“Mum used to make everyone’s clothes and bake goodies for the family,” she said. “She still does. She makes all of our aprons for the shop.”
Since relocating from Eumundi to Noosa four years ago, Fiona has built a strong following for people seeking bespoke handmade cakes for special occasions.
“No cakes are too hard to create,” Fiona said. “Cakes are my passion and my trade and I love the opportunity to create something unique for special celebrations.
The Pastry Chef team headed up by Fiona, bring years of experience from cake design, the appropriate flavours, textures and toppings from superhero characters to special occasions such as weddings or baby showers.
“We offer in-house cake testing and a huge variety of toppings, flavours and combinations with almost no limit, except our customer’s imagination,” Fiona said.
There are multiple options for cake flavours including sponge, baked cheesecake or mud along with vanilla, chocolate, mixed or plain.
Fiona’s signature cake, a Raspberry and Lindt Chocolate Mousse cake was first created for a French customer. In fact, most recipes have been created for someone or inspired by someone, including her famous chicken pie which was from her childhood.
“Mum used to roll the filling into pancakes and bake it with cheese on top,” she said. “Same for the Mac & Vegie Roll. It’s from mum’s recipe and a big hit with our customers. I didn’t have it for one week and people got very upset!”
Fiona’s recipes have been developed over the years and use only the freshest, finest and local ingredients where possible.
“We use the highest quality chocolate and cocoa powders with absolutely no pre-mixes used,” she said.
“Even our products that contain eggs are from free range chooks,” she said.
Fiona caters for gluten free and vegetarian choices with her orange and almond cake a big hit with vegans.
Savoury dishes include a range of quiches, bagels, croissants, pies, pork and fennel sausage rolls that are baked fresh and hand-rolled everyday; and Fiona’s famous Brioche slider with turkey and cranberry.
It is the sweets where Fiona really excels with the cabinet stocked fresh daily with an assortment of macarons, friands, cupcakes, eclairs, cakes, tarts and more.
For private and event catering, Fiona’s team and provide finger food and small plates complete with tea and coffee urns and settings for up to 150 people.
Her Christmas menu always delivers festive treats from homemade mince pies and plum puddings to gingerbread houses and cookies.
Where can you find Fiona’s Fancies?
Fiona’s Fancies is located at 38 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction. Deliveries are available for $15 to the local area.