Delleicious.by.elle is the brain child of Elle West, who makes seriously awesome and unique sweet treats. Read on to find out more about her amazing creations!

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1. How did you first get into baking?

I first got into baking when someone introduced me to the Brownie. I became obsessed and would eat one from every shop I passed. Overtime, I craved for a specific taste and texture but couldn’t find anyone who made brownies how I wanted…fudgy and moist! So I decided to give it a go and to this day, I still make brownies and they are a big hit in my house!

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2. What made you decide to start Delleicious.by.elle?

I was introduced to The Cupcake Bakery one day and fell in love with their banana cupcakes. I didn’t have easy access to their store as I lived so far away but craved for it every day, so I looked for some recipes and tried making my own banana cupcakes. That’s when I started to enjoy baking… a couple of years later, I made a batch of cupcakes and had a few store bought cupcakes with me and decided to do a test to see if people could tell which were homemade. I also did that test on a charming young man I met (blindfolded lol) Did he guess correctly?… Well let’s just say he is now my husband, business partner and the main reason Delleicious.by.elle is what it is today.

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3. What is your favourite goodie to make?

I love making anything that’s overloaded with chocolate. Usually a flourless brownie or chocolate eton mess.

4. What inspires your creations?

There are a lot of incredible bakers out there who do amazing work and inspire me everyday. I do a lot of research before I do any designing so that the final product is always different to what has already been done.

5. What have been some of your favourite creations to work on?  

I loved making a Smurf Cake, which I made for my nephew. I’m not a fan of fondant at all but I actually enjoyed making the Pirates treasure chest cake (below). Whenever possible, I make buttercream cakes. I also love floral cakes, they are just so elegant and beautiful.

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6. What are Brookies, and how did you come up with this goodness?

I wish I invented the Brookie… but I came across a recipe a few years back by Donna Hay and it called for a Peanut butter filling. I am allergic to nuts so I filled it with dark chocolate ganache instead. They went down really well. I now make them in nutella and salted caramel (note, they’re  a cross between a cookie and a brownie)., Mmm….delicious (by elle)

7. We are big fans of your Ganache Pops. What kinds have you made? And how did you come up with this yumminess on a stick? 

I love chocolate. Clearly lol… I’m the type of person to have more icing than actual cake! When I saw these mini magnum shaped moulds popping up on my feed one day I thought they were the cutest things ever so I ordered a couple. I noticed that most of the fillings were cake base, so basically just another cake pop in a different shape. I didn’t want another cake base dessert, so I made some ganache to see if it would hold its shape, added different flavours and Viola! Ganache Pops!

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8. What are your favourite dessert trends at the moment? 

I’m loving all the donut and strawberry towers at the moment! I also love moulded desserts which I am slowly introducing to my page.

9. Do you have any secrets for baking and decorating the perfect cake? 

Mise en place! I have one of the tiniest kitchens and most days I don’t even know how I get things done but if you set everything up correctly and know exactly which tools you will need for each order, it’s very possible to have a stress free work day. Also stick to your recipes, it’s great to experiment and try new things but if your recipe works and has never failed you – stick to it!

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10. What is your favourite cake you have made and why?

I have a few favourites, but mainly the Chocolate LoOover cake because it’s a beautiful cake to work on which features our Ganache Pops and The Frozen Theme cake which was so much fun to decorate.

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You can find Elle and her scrumptions creations via Facebook, Instagram, or get in touch via email on hello@delleiciousbyelle.com