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5 Cake accounts you need to be following on Instagram

Want a truly mouth-watering Instagram feed? Then follow our sweet pick of insta-foodies and feast your eyes on their heavenly cakes, filled with moreish fresh ingredients and perfect presentation – they are almost too good to eat.

By Milla Novak
Photo by Kate Claridge for Nadia magazine
Whether you need to order a cake for an upcoming celebration, or just enjoy indulging in some eye-candy, these sweet-tooth accounts will brighten your day.

1. Cakes by Anna

Anna describes her one-woman band as a non-conventional cake shop! On her feed, you will find interesting, quirky cake concoctions ranging from chocolate, pinot noir & pear cake to gin, lemon, lime & coconut - the creative mix of flavours are endless. Her business sky-rocketed by selling her cakes by the slice in 2012 at the Christchurch Farmers Market each Saturday morning and the rest, as they say, is history. Drop her a line here to order: cakesbyanna.co.nz

2. Real Rad Food

As the name suggests, Hannah has created a business around delicious goodies that are super rad and super tasty. The best part is her creations consist of sweet treats that are raw, vegan, refined sugar, gluten and dairy free! Her success began by sharing tasty treats on Instagram and reaching like-minded people. Fast-forward to now, the team has grown and now provide real rad food to over 40 cafes and grocers around New Zealand! You can also sign up for a monthly subscription and discover all the new treats on offer: realradfood.co.nz

3. Half Baked Catering Co

This talented sister duo, Shinee and Zara Mcintyre, are two Wellingtonians making waves in the raw treats movement! Big sugar-lovers themselves they wanted to found a business that will satisfy your sweet cravings but also leave you feeling good about the ingredients! Their beautiful creations are handmade with love, using quality natural ingredients that are free of artificial colours, flavours or preservatives – it's a win-win. If you are Wellington based be sure to check them out: halfbakedcateringco.com

4. Melies Kitchen

Amelia Ferrier hits it out of the park with her showstopper cakes, slices and cookies that populate her colourful, well-crafted gram! Her first cookbook was published in 2016 when still a teen. She is continuing to make her mark in the baker's realm with an increasingly large digital following. Her cake creations are sophisticated and delicious, ranging from crème brulee, ginger, plum and pistachio to hazelnut, raspberry, milk chocolate and praline! So drop everything and place an order: melieskitchen.squarespace.com

5. The Cake Diary

Kirsty's creations are a work of art; being a trained florist and garden lover at heart, her romantic floral creations are worth every cent and will delight you with every bite. The Cake Diary started in 2011 as a creative outlet to document her artistic vision while raising a young family. It has since blossomed into a boutique cakery that supplies cake lovers throughout the Taranaki region. Check her Cake diary menu out: thecakediary.co.nz