Smashcake Founder- Kylene Lovat
Kylene’s chocolate story....
"At age 8 after watching Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, I made myself a promise to build a life & career surrounded by chocolate..
That same year (1980) my dream took off in my parents kitchen at Georges Hall. I began dabbling with hand made chocolates created using a chocolate making show bag from the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The chocolate dream was fully ignited & since there’s been no turning back.
My first job when I left school was with The Hilton Sydney, working in the dessert bar of the iconic Marketplace Restaurant -then followed by a chocolatiers dream job at Death By Chocolate, as kitchen team leader at Neutral Bay/ Bondi & New Zealand.
At age 20 I branched out with my first chocolate business, Choc-elite, making personalised chocolate bonbonierre for Sydney brides, advertising with Bride-to-Be magazine. It was here that I established a following & reputation as a young chocolatier for my unique & customised hand made chocolate products.
Next came my business venture ,Freckles Hand Made Chocolates, where I was lucky enough to supply gourmet food establishments around the inner city & eastern suburbs of Sydney, with my hand made chocolate products (my chocolate coconut ganache & gourmet crackles are still in demand with customers who were on the chocolate journey with me circa 2009!)
The SMASHCAKE®️ dream came about in 2009 when I saw an opportunity in the market for a world first online chocolate store exclusively selling chocolate pinata Smashcakes (#smashcake®️)
Ten years later the rest is sweet history & I feel like I’m one of the luckiest girls in the world going to work every day, doing something that I love so passionately.
I've had requests to train other Smashcake makers across Australia & the world & it's bought me much joy to also work in this area.
I'm proud to have been trusted to make Smashcakes for iconic brands including Charlie & The Chocolate Factory- The Musical, Darrell Lea, Chupa Chups, Violet Crumble, Versace ,Disney, Hilton Hotels, The Iconic, Hyundai, MG Motors, The NBL, GWS Giants, Amo Ferragomo and many more..
Above all, making Smashcakes for the kids of Sydney is the most rewarding & favourite part of what I do! The thank you's, the smiles & the pure delight that my Smashcakes invite make every day a dream come true.
Below are a few blogs about my Smashcake jouney!