Winner of TV3 New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker Paula Midgley and expert cake decorating instructor and past NZ Cake Decorating Guild President  Jane Sparnon have joined forces and established Paula Jane Cakes in West Auckland.


PaulaPaula Midgley has always been passionate about baking and cake decorating but after winning the title of New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker 2011 on TV3’s reality baking show her passion has grown into complete obsession.

“I believe food has to look as good as it tastes and taste as good as it looks”.

“Baking is a way to share my passion and love with others”.

“I believe baking to be an art – something to admire and indulge in”.

Paula has been designing and making wedding gowns for 25 years but feels she gets truly creative when she is in the kitchen making wedding cakes.

Paula’s passion for delicious and stunning cakes has propelled her into partnership establishing an exciting cake decorating business Paula Jane Cakes in West Auckland.

“They say the best job is doing something you love – and I Love Cakes!”


JaneHeavily involved in the world of cake decorating, Jane is past President of the NZ Cake Decorators Guild and Waitakere City Cake Decorators Club.

Jane Sparnon has a passion for cake decorating and teaching others to decorate. It all began when she decided to learn how to decorate cakes for her children’s birthdays over 20 years ago, since then cakes have taken over her life!

Jane is now an expert cake decorating instructor and for the past 6 years has enthusiastically passed on her knowledge and taught many others how to produce wonderful masterpieces.

“I enjoy seeing the pleasure that it brings to so many others when they complete a cake and get the confidence to go further in the field of cake decorating.”

“I really enjoy the interaction with my clients when discussing ideas for designs – whether it be for a special birthday following a particular theme with character models or bringing together a stunning spectacular wedding cake, I take great pride in my work and an immense amount of pleasure from my clients reaction when they see their cake”