About Heidelberg Cakes

Heidelberg Cakes has been providing beautifully designed celebration cakes, to customers across South Australia, since 1991. A family owned and operated business, our whole team of professionally trained cake artists, offer you their combined decades of knowledge. The highest attention to detail is given to every cake, regardless of whether it’s one cup cake or multi-level Wedding or Corporate cake. We offer traditional icing to state of the art cake decorating in buttercream and chocolate. We pride ourselves on making your cake taste as good as it looks.



In a time-hungry age where far flung family, friends and relatives find it increasingly difficult to come together; a wedding is one such event which brings everyone together on one special day to celebrate the union of two families. The organisation and success of this one off event is contingent upon the creative skills of a group of professionals, known as V.O.W.S. or Vendors OWedding Services.

On Monday the 14th of March, Australia’s most creative and professional V.O.W.S. congregated at the Marriott Resort on the Gold Coast to celebrate the 2016 Designer of Dreams Awards. Hosted by the Australian Bridal Industry Academy, the Designer of Dreams Awards honour V.O.W.S. who have consistently delivered excellence every year for the past four consecutive years.

Over 96,000 newlyweds ranked, rated and evaluated the quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff of 3,200 wedding business’s culminating in 249 Finalists who competed for Australia’s most prestigious wedding industry award.

A total of 37 winners were announced at the Gala event, which included Heidelberg Cakes. The Chairman of ABIA, Mr. John O’ Meara, said that Heidelberg Cakes should be extremely proud of the accomplishment which honoured the pride, passion and professionalism in which they delivered their product and service to their brides and grooms.

Mr. O’ Meara went onto say that V.O.W.S. like Heidelberg Cakes who have demonstrated the business skills and the determination to excel and exceed expectations are those who will continue to strive and thrive into the future in what is a fiercely competitive marketplace.

The Australian wedding market is composed of 120,000 weddings attended by 11,000,000 guests who collectively expend in excess of $3,000,000,000 each year.

For more information on the Winners and Finalists of the 2016 ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards, go to http://www.abia.com.au/abia-awards/dod16/ or contact ABIA on
07 5571 5550.

ABIA State award

STATE WINNER – Australian Bridal Industry Awards

Voted by our wonderful past Bride and Grooms on ‘Quality of Product’, ‘Quality of Service’, ‘Value for Money’ and ‘Attitude of Staff’ We have been a finalist or winner of this award since its beginning in 2001.


5 Times State Title Winners



(08) 8362 5111


20 Nelson Street, Stepney SA 5069



SATURDAY 8:00AM – 12.30PM

Design, quotes, free cake tasting.



No appointment necessary

PLEASE NOTE :No Quotes on Friday unless by appointment.

Our wonderful team

James Schmidt

James has worked in the baking industry for over 30 years. His passion for producing cakes which taste as good as they look has been continually recognised by the Australian Bridal Industry Awards, Royal Adelaide Show and our many loyal customers. As a Celiac, James is committed to providing our customers with gluten free options. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Carolyn and his two daughters.

Carolyn Schmidt

Owner/Office Manager
Carolyn works in the office responding to emails, advertising, social media and accounts. She is our primary contact for many industry events such as bridal fairs and the Australian Bridal Industry Awards; and our donations to charities including the Starlight Foundation. Happily married to James for over 20 years, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening.


Cake Artist/Customer Service
Lily has worked as a cake designer and decorator at Heidelberg Cakes since 2009. After travelling Australia, she gained her Certificate 3 in Retail Bakery. Lily is our primary chocolate artist and cupcake decorator extraordinaire. Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her Australian Shepherd, Archie, or watching live music at her favourite pub.


Cake Artist/Customer Service
Nicole has worked as a cake designer and decorator at Heidelberg Cakes since 2007. She is also a qualified chef and pastry chef. Nicole specialises in icing figurines, Dolly Vardens, fresh floral arrangements and general shenanigans. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, bike riding and spending time with her Collie dog Tully.


Baker/stock manager
Kate has worked as the baker at Heidelberg Cakes since 2003. She is a qualified chef and has worked closely to perfect her baking skills under James instructions. She is responsible for the delicious cake smells wafting into our store. When not baking up a storm, Kate enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Cake Maker/Buttercream Expert/Deliveries
Kevin has worked at Heidelberg Cakes since 2005 and is a qualified baker. He works on cutting, filling, shaping, stacking and delivering cakes. He specialises in finishing our fresh cream cakes in smooth buttercream. Outside of work, he enjoys driving his Volkswagen Beach Buggy and spending time with his son, Calvin.


Cake Artist /Sculpter
Stella has worked at Heidelberg Cakes since 2013, and achieved a Certificate 3 in Patisserie from China. She is a highly talented cake and icing sculptor and wedding cake artist. Her specialities include 3D cakes, ruffles and piping work. She lists her greatest achievement as becoming a mum to her beautiful son, Samuel.

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