Our Team

We have an amazing team here at Bondie

Chanelle - Bondie

(CB, Bondie)

Favourite Cupcake

Raspberry Ripple

& Why

Mudcake + Raspberry Jelly + my favourite Raspberry Buttercream loaded with ganache = party in your mouth!

How do you like to eat your cupcake

on a plate with a fork

Where did your passion for baking come from

Mmmm gosh I don't know

First thing you ever baked

my first cupcakes were baked nearly 9 years ago, they were so flippin ugly but my goodness they tasted good!

Ultimate flavour combo

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

following the moving truck from my house to the new shop, i felt so proud that this little ‘home hobby’ I started 18months ago has grown into a real live business model.

Biggest fail at Bondie

buying 500 branded re-usable cups - I still really like them…..but seems I might be the only one :-(

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Vania - Corporate Sales

(Vanz, Bania Bunny)

Favourite Cupcake

Just one?! Obviously Vania’s Pic… but top 3: Jelly donut, Peach Melba and Apple Pie, no Mint Choc, no...Snickers! Ugh.

& Why

Vania’s Pic has my ultimate combination of rich Dark chocolate, gooey salted caramel, perfect Pic’s Peanut Butter and crunchy salty pretzels… the stuff dreams are made of.

How do you like to eat your cupcake

Admire it’s perfect pillow of buttercream, carefully peel back the wrapper, gaze at its divine balance of buttercream to base ratio… then take a massive bite. #swallowitwhole

Where did your passion for baking come from

I don't really have a passion for baking so much as a passion for cake! Looking at it, decorating it, sharing it, eating it! I have a passion for coming up with new flavour combinations.

First thing you ever baked

hmm… cupcakes? I bought ‘ Hello Cupcake’ and spent hours making baby bottles out of melted Fruit Bursts. It took so long I couldn't bring myself to eat them… but the ants sure enjoyed them.

Ultimate flavour combo

Pic’s Peanut Butter and just about anything… chocolate, caramel, banana, raspberry jelly…

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

So, SO many… everyday I get to work with these amazing people is pretty wonderful.

I love to see our ideas come to life!

Biggest fail at Bondie

oh dear… I once mistook the stocktake list for the shopping list at Gilmours…

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Emma - Store Manager

(Ems, Emma-Lou Rama Lama Ding Dong Bell)

Favourite Cupcake

Chocolate Pudding

& Why

This was the first cupcake we made with the buttercream dipped in ganache. Chanelle and I had it for breakfast one day and OH MY… Heaven. That mixed with the fruit mince filling.. Yum.

How do you like to eat your cupcake

I’m a knife and fork kinda gal. I like to take the wrapper off, pop it on its side, cut it in half and go at it with the fork (similar to how i eat my pizza haha).

Where did your passion for baking come from

My Grandma Bell. She used to make wedding cakes and ‘buns’ as the English call cupcakes, all the time and she taught me all the basics of cake making and decorating!

First thing you ever baked

A chocolate cake covered in hundreds and thousands when i was about 8 years old.

Ultimate flavour combo

Chocolate and Marshmallow - absolute S’mores fan!

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

The first day we all worked together in the same place at the new shop. It was so nice to all be in the same place working and chatting and having a laugh.

Biggest fail at Bondie

Probably completely missing 8 eggs out of a cake batter. It didnt taste too great eggless! BUT my biggest baking fail has to be the first time i made white chocolate ganache when i was younger. I thought it was getting super lumpy until i pulled the spatula out of the pot and it was actually the spatula melting away in the ganache...eek!

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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. - Albert Einstein

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Laura - Barista

(Lauz, Tink, Princess)

Favourite Cupcake

So hard to pick only one! But I would have to say after 8 mint is my go to cupcake for sure although, I do have a soft spot for anything with a gooey caramel centre.

& Why

You either love it or hate it but for me it’s a sure winner! With easily eating more than one

How do you like to eat your cupcake

I start with peeling the cupcake wrapper off then find a teaspoon with plunging it right into the centre of the cupcake to make sure I have the perfect ratio of buttercream, gooey centre and cake all in one mouthful.

Where did your passion for baking come from

I always enjoyed watching cooking shows even when I was little & being a foodie it naturally became a hobby for me, where I would enjoying baking up a storm on the weekend.

First thing you ever baked

Triple Chocolate chunk cookies as I love a good biscuit and a cup of tea & I have to say I haven’t stopped making them since.

Ultimate flavour combo

Dark chocolate & Caramel

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

Whenever we are all together it’s surely gonna be a day to remember

Biggest fail at Bondie

Oh no where do I start...I am definitely the one who makes a lot of silly mistakes for sure but that is the joy in life to make mistakes and learn from them

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Enjoy your youth. You’ll never be younger than you are at this very moment.

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Brittany - Head Baker

(Bee, Britt)

Favourite Cupcake

Lemon Raspberry

& Why

Fresh, sour and not too sweet

How do you like to eat your cupcake

Break it in half horizontally, flip the top so the buttercream is in the middle and you got yourself a cupcake sandwich

Where did your passion for baking come from

Watching Ace of Cakes on the food channel and seeing my mum bake traditional South African desserts

First thing you ever baked

Microwave chocolate cake (which I accidentally put in a metal tin and used 1 cup of salt instead of 1 tsp)

Ultimate flavour combo

Tequila, orange and pomegranate

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

Every moment so far with hopefully lots more to come

Biggest fail at Bondie

Using 4 cups of instant coffee powder instead of making 4 cups of coffee using the powder and boiled water (first day and over thinking everything)

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“In my experience there is no such thing as luck.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Aimee - Freakshake Master

(Aimz )

Favourite Cupcake

Salted caramel!

& Why

This was the first cupcake i tried at bondie & i loved it ever since the first bite.

How do you like to eat your cupcake

Very slowly, so it will last longer

Where did your passion for baking come from

i was inspired by my grandma and older sister who always used to make nice treats for the family so i wanted to be able to do it as well

First thing you ever baked

m&m cookies.. i think

Ultimate flavour combo

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

working at the coatesville market

Biggest fail at Bondie

mistaking salt for sugar...

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everyday you spend without a laugh is a lost day

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Samantha - Retail Assistant

(Sami)

Favourite Cupcake

Lemon Raspberry!

& Why

Perfect mix between the berries and the sourness of the lemon How do you like to eat your cupcake

How do you like to eat your cupcake

Grab a fork and just dig in!

Where did your passion for baking come from

Binge watching Cake Boss, and just giving it a go when I finally realized I was no good at cooking savoury.

First thing you ever baked

Super decadent chocolate chip cookies that were just a tad burnt!

Ultimate flavour combo

Anything with raspberry probably

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

Just being able to work in a super fun environment with some awesome girls!

Biggest fail at Bondie

Oh gosh...have made a couple, most of which revolve around me being a little bit of a klutz

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No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up and never give up!

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Hayley - Our All Rounder

(Hailz)

Favourite Cupcake

Jelly Doughnut and Snickers

& Why

One of the many I have tried and just have become the two favourite

How do you like to eat your cupcake

On the car ride home so if I finish early can turn around to go get seconds

Where did your passion for baking come from

When I use to stay at grans, only cause favourite part was licking the spoon

First thing you ever baked

Good question, would have to be miniature cupcakes when I was younger I don't think they'd be up to Bondie standards ????

Ultimate flavour combo

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

Driving the very stylish Rubix (delivery car)

Biggest fail at Bondie

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"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever" - Lance Armstrong

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Kyle - Chief of Dad Jobs

(Ask Mr Google)

Favourite Cupcake

Lemon Curd and Peach & Passionfruit

& Why

I love the sharp taste of the lemon on a vanilla base & I love peach and passionfruit

How do you like to eat your cupcake

Slowly with a hot chocolate

Where did your passion for baking come from

I don't bake much now but my late father used to be a very good chef

First thing you ever baked

I was courting my wife and made her a vanilla cake with green icing

Ultimate flavour combo

Pineapple and Goody Gumdrops on vanilla cupcake

Favourite moment at Bondie so far

When I earned the title at Bondie as "Chief of Dad Jobs" and was gifted the Bondie jumper.

Biggest fail at Bondie

When the microwave shelf pulled off the gib wall because there wasn't enough fixing. Don't worry, beefed it up really good.

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