About Distinctive Cakes

Julie Barlow

With a background in design and trained in all aspects of cake preparation and decorating it was a natural progression for Julie to start her own cake design business.

She has a passion for good food and creating happy, sweet memories for that special celebration no matter how big or small.
Careful attention is given to every component of her cakes. From the high quality ingredients to the fine detailing and handcrafting of each bloom and embellishment.

Her personal service can draw inspiration from many aspects. Be they from nature, fabrics, fine lace, invitations and cultural backgrounds that can all be used in the designing of your cake.

Everybody loves a little sweetness in their lives so any time is a good time for a Distinctive Cake.

Cake ingredients with old fashioned blender


  • Rich traditional fruit
  • Classic dark chocolate mud
  • Sweet white chocolate mud
  • Swirled white chocolate marble mud
  • Golden caramel mud
  • Zesty fresh orange and almond

Perfect for the little one’s cakes

  • Buttery madeira
  • Velvet chocolate


Details matter! 
Each Distinctive Cake is baked, ganached, and iced to order. Every beautiful bloom and embellishment is handcrafted and coloured.

Single tier celebration cakes are priced from $200

Two tier Wedding cakes are priced from $600

Three tier wedding cakes are priced from $700


What is the process of ordering?

Please make an initial inquiry using the contact form leaving the date, type of function, serving size coffee or dessert, number of guests and design ideas. An indication of cost can be given after which a consultation with you can then be booked to finalise details and provide a firm quote. Once an order is placed a twenty percent non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking.

When should I book my wedding cake?

If you know the date of your wedding an initial inquiry can be made followed up with a consultation once you have selected your colours, flowers, invitations, and fabric swatches. As you can appreciate certain dates, especially in the peak wedding season, book out well in advance.

How much will my cake cost?

All my cakes are made to order and are priced according to size and complexity of work.
Single tier celebration cakes are priced from $200.
Wedding cakes are priced from $600 for a two tier cake and from $700 for a three tier cake.
The cost is inclusive of delivery on the Northern Beaches.
Additional costs may be incurred for deliveries to the CBD or further afield.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Invitations, fabrics, colour swatches, inspiration boards and images, floral decorations all assist in the design process regarding your desired wedding cake or celebration cake.

I have a photo of a cake I would like. Can you copy it?

You are welcome to bring photos and images from other designers as part of an inspiration board , however Distinctive Cakes does not copy other decorators work.

Where can I view more images of your work apart from those on your website?

New creations are regularly added to Distinctive Cakes facebook page, Instagram and Pinterest.