About

Hello and Welcome to Talking with Your Mouth Full. The Eating Blog.

Amanda.BlogI am Amanda T-Lee, a cake decorator/pastry chef based in Adelaide, Australia. I am Malaysian-Chinese, born and raised in a Malaysian home that was always full of delicious eats. I learnt to stew curries, bake creme caramels and roll sushi the moment my head reached the kitchen bench and most of my fondest memories have always been around the dining table with those nearest and dearest.

In 2008, I packed my bags and headed to Le Cordon Bleu Sydney where I pursued my aspirations of becoming a pâtissier. Starting the day elbow deep in chocolate and rushing to complete cake assignments was a dream and I savored each sugar-coated day.  Subsequently, I picked up a scholarship to continue Restaurant Business studies and so made the big move to Adelaide. In the following years I worked in kitchens and restaurants in both Adelaide and Melbourne starting in the wee-hours of dawn till the last moments of midnight; all the while eating & cooking my way throughout Australia and abroad.

Two years ago, after a momentary “break” from hospitality I fell into cake decorating when a friend requested a birthday cake for his wife. I took to it like a duck to water and loved how it melded together my love for pastry and creative art. And so after a training stint in Asia and after decorating countless cakes in my kitchen, I launched Sugar Sugar Cakes, which specialises in creating bespoke Cake Centrepieces and Dessert Buffets. My signature style is Modern Vintage, and I love subtlety paired with a touch of pizzazz. In addition to that, I’ve made cakes ranging from teapots to tigers, bowls of laksa to sound-tech equipment and everything in between.

This blog is home to recipes, experiments and experiences of all things food-related. If you eat and love it, you place is here.  

Read, ponder and be entertained.

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9 Responses to “About”

  1. MANN WHERE IS THE EMAIL BOX???? February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    yoyoy…test test
    test 1
    2….3 test test…

  2. Anna Bartsch April 6, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Good to see the SA food buzz building… would love to have a chat about the food/tourism cross pollenation some time!

  3. foodie cravings May 1, 2011 at 12:22 am #

    Hi Amanda

    In the spirit of blogging and in recognition of your great food blog I’d like to pass on The Versatile Blogger Award to you.

    As part of accepting the award there’s just a few rules (who would have thought awards had rules!):

    * Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their site in your blog post(www.foodiecravings.com.au);
    * Tell us seven things about yourself in your blog post;
    * Pass along the award to fifteen newly discovered bloggers; and
    * Contact these bloggers and let them know they got this award.

    Keep up the gr8 blogging!
    Michelle @ foodie cravings

  4. Maree Stoubos July 15, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Hello,

    Can I please have your email address as we would like to invite you to the Adelaide Good Food and Wine media launch.

    Thanks,
    Maree

  5. sally mchenry August 4, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Hi I am organising a forum to launch Oxfam Australia’s newest campaign which is
    all about food – or food security and food justice to be more precise.And I’d
    like to invite you to come along. Could you send me your name and an email
    address and I’ll make sure that you receive an invitation.
    check out the campaign at http://www.oxfam.org.au/grow

    sincerly
    sally mchenry

  6. Kate September 12, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    I am really keen to send you an invitation to an event we are hosting in Adelaide to introduce Angus Pure to Adelonians. If you could be so kind as to email me your email address I can forward you the invitation providing you more detail and inviting you to be our guest!

    Thank you in advance.

    Kindest Regards
    Kate Brabin

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