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Karla Goodwin
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Karla Goodwin

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Karla Goodwin is the talented baker behind the boutique Auckland cake business Bluebells Cakery. She learned her craft while living in London where she worked in one of the UK’s most prestigious cupcake bakeries, Primrose Bakery.

When she returned to New Zealand in 2011, Karla started selling at a weekend market, but soon opened her own cafe which quickly grew into a seven-day a week business. There are currently cafes in Kingsland, Hillsborough and Commercial Bay in the central city, plus a very successful online business. Her delicious, traditional recipes and eye for beautiful decoration and delightful presentation have earned her a great reputation.

Books by Karla Goodwin

Bluebells Cakery Classics

Fantastic cakes, slices, cookies and more from Karla Goodwin of Bluebells Cakery.

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Bluebells Cakery

A truly beautiful book of baking recipes - picture-perfect cupcakes, cakes, biscuits, slices and more - with a special section on high teas.

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Cheese Scones

I simply had to include our cheese scone recipe again, after sharing it in my second book. However, this time I have simplified it — sometimes I find that cheese is all that is necessary. Of course, if you prefer, feel free to add some diced bacon, onions or herbs.

Raspberry & Rosewater Cupcakes

Oh so pretty and fragrant — almost too good to eat! I find that just a hint of rose flavour is enough, so when making the icing start with a small amount and add more if desired.

Bluebells Cakery cranberry sauce

Try this free recipe from Karla Goodwin’s Bluebells Cakery Sweet & Savoury.