“I’ll never forget the birthday cakes my mum used to make my sister and I.

Always hand-crafted as per our requests, or my mum’s latest find in her favourite magazine. Those handmade cakes were her special gift to us on our birthday and made them all the more memorable – a slice of love straight from the heart!

I’ve always loved to eat and my love of food and entertaining turned into a career, when my dream of opening my own Cafe became a reality and Vanille Cafe and Patisserie was born. Being self-taught, my creativity and quirky approach to food became my biggest asset

Making special occasions special through food is what I love to do!

Bespoke creations are my forte as I love to create unique, individual expressions of my clients through cake and confectionery. Bring me your inspiration and we can create a cake for your special celebration!”

-XOX Lucy


At Cakelab we use only the freshest ingredients – real butter, free-range farm eggs and carefully selected ingredients.
Everything is scratch-made and hand-crafted by our talented Durban-based team, headed by Lucy and we love that no two cakes will be identical.

Our passion is to bring the extraordinary into the everyday – this is what drives our creative process.

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