The Peckish Pilot

The Peckish Pilot


My favorite cakes are the ones where I'm told that I can do pretty much anything. All I was told is that the theme is "Melanin" 🤎

Cardstock toppers by Ursula Pillay
Cookies and macarons by The Peckish Pilot
Your valentine’s box was such a special treat! The vanilla fudge hearts!!!!!!! Oh my 😲❤️
Just received my macarons from The Peckish Pilot and it looks so great and taste so amazing😋 thanks again Yolande I appreciate you good service.🤗 ❤️
Just received my macaroons from The Peckish Pilot and it looks grate and taste so good thanks again Yolande I appreciate your good service.🤗❤️
Ordered the Noughat and salted caramel macaroons today. And wow...... Yummy is an understatement.
Enjoyed every bite
Thank you Peckish Pilot for making my daughter Birthday extra special with this delicious, colorful stunning cake.
Four beautifully made macaroons to enjoy over Christmas with my family! Wish I had ordered more. It is definitely worth it x

Welcome to The Peckish Pilot! We specialise in custom baked goods ranging from cupcakes to Macarons

Please note that this is not a shop - collection for your order will be arranged prior to the collection date. Delivery can be arranged to selected areas in Port Elizabeth at an additional fee


Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

This year is just flying by! I'm barely holding on 😅 I hope you've all had a great week so far!

I haven't been taking on too many orders lately, due to my work schedule, but I've really enjoyed the ones that have passed through my kitchen ❤ This silver, gold and rose gold Matric cake came out so beautifully! I wish you could have seen it in person 😍

This was a three-layer 25cm lemon cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, decorated semi-naked style in rose gold Italian buttercream with gold chocolate ganache drip and macarons to top it off 🥰

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Another cute farm yard theme! A 15cm three layer lemon cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, covered in chocolate ganache and Italian buttercream, with Cookie toppers and edible images to match 😍 I loved the rustic look this cake had! And what an honour to have been able to make this special little girl's second birthday cake too! ❤

I know it's only August (where on earth has the year gone?!), but I'm already thinking ahead to Christmas! What shall we do this year? ❤🥳🤩

I hope you all have a lovely day today! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 16/08/2023

Good morning and happy hump day!

I just love pretty sets like these 😍 What makes this even more special, is that I made her baby shower cookies last year too! Happy birthday little Meliah! May you continue to flourish and grow, and bring lots of love and cuddles to you family ❤

Just a reminder that I am fully booked for August and September - thank you everyone for your ongoing support! I'm beyond blessed with the best clients! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 11/08/2023

Happy Friday! 😄🌈❤

I hope you've all been having a great week so far! And I just wanted to share this elegant wedding cake with matching cookie favours from a couple weeks back ❤ A three-layer carrot cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, covered in chocolate ganache and white fondant, with macarons and gold leaf. Everything looked beautiful together!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! X

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 08/08/2023

I've been meaning to post this since the Wedding guide came out! What an absolute honour working alongside such amazing vendors! And I have an article published to help guide future brides and deciding on their wedding cake 😍 If you're a 2024 bride, grab your Wedding guide issue and get to planning! There's some beautiful inspiration in this issue that you won't want to miss! ❤

Here's a list of our lovely local vendors:



Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 07/08/2023

Hello Monday!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED this beautiful set! This set was extra special to me, since I got to make it for a special friend from CrossFit ❤ I'm so excited for you and Darren - we can't wait to meet little Kiara ❤

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 04/08/2023

Good morning everyone ❤️

I just had to share these - they’re the perfect fit for the lovely weather we’ve been having 🥰

I hope they bring a smile to your face, as they did to mine 🌸

And it’s almost the weekend! 🤩

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 01/08/2023

Hello everyone!

I hope you've been enjoying the rain as much as I have 😍

I really love working with other bakers! Just look at how beautiful this cake made by Dana's Delights Abbey Dana Kleinbooi ❤ I loved making these cute cookie toppers to go onto her cake! Having a little paw patrol lover of my own, I had lots of insight of what Skye had to look like 🤣❤

Just an update - I am fully booked for August and response times to quotes are delayed due to my flying schedule ❤

Wishing you all a warm and beautiful day!


I’ve wanted to share this with you since last week (but alas, work caught up with me 😅) thank you so much Danielle, for letting me make this for you! This whole order had me tickled pink! 🦩

A four layer, 15cm vanilla funfetti cake, filled with vanilla French buttercream, covered in ombré Italian buttercream, chocolate ganache drip and pretty flamingo macarons 😍

I’ll pop in again once I get a breather, but for now, I’m off 🛫

Have a great day everyone! It’s almost the weekend! 😁


Before I forget - macarons are restocked at Just Knead More Bakery ❤️


I'm just going to leave this here... 😜❤

When Kelly from Cakes by Kel and I work together, we make magic ❤ Just how pretty are these macarons?! 😍

Photos from NvJ and Co Creative's post 21/07/2023

This shoot 😍 I’m so proud to have been part of this! And I have an article published in the magazine, so be sure to check it out ❤️

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 20/07/2023

The perfect cake to match the weather (I don't know about you, but I'm feeling pretty Frozen at the moment 😅).

A Frozen themed 20cm three-layer lemon blueberry cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, enrobed in Lindt chocolate ganache and ombré Italian buttercream with Frozen themed edible prints and fondant details. The lemon blueberry cake is still one of my absolute favourite flavours ❤

Keep warm everyone! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 19/07/2023

Some brightness for an otherwise rainy day ❤

This order was just so much fun! A 15cm two layer chocolate cake, filled with Lindt chocolate infused French buttercream, covered in Lindt chocolate ganache and Italian buttercream, accompanied by some fun cake pops to bring everything together 😄 I've been wanting to do a cake like this for ages!

I'm off to work again - have a wonderful day! x


Good morning! It's been awhile!

It's been a busy (cold) few weeks - I hope you've all been keeping warm! We've got another cold week ahead! I already have my hot chocolate on standby 😅

Between flying and studying, there have been some really pretty orders that have kept me busy this side! The Mamma Mia theme seems to be making a comeback 😍 I'm loving it! I'm really looking forward to the next few that are coming up!

Orders for July are closed and I'll be taking a limited number of orders for the upcoming months, to accommodate my flying schedule (I'll post a calendar sometime in the next week or so ❤)

Have a great day everyone! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 10/07/2023

Good morning everyone!

I hope you've been keeping warm and dry! I don't know about you, but this cold weather has me craving hot chocolate, cupcakes and a blanket 😍 Every so often I find myself just NEEDING a cupcake and this box gave me the perfect excuse to play around with some flavours again ❤ (the lemon meringue cupcake remains a firm favourite in my house 😋

I'm still a bit under the weather, so unfortunately I'm taking a bit longer than usual to respond to quotes, but I'm on the mend! I'm feeling inspired, so hopefully I'll be able to make a few extra treats on the side, whilst I'm busy recipe testing/developing 😃

Have a great day everyone and stay warm!


Hello everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful sunshine day as much as I am! And what better way to brighten up your day (if you're stuck in the office), than a beautiful cake 😍

A 15cm three-layer chocolate cake, filled with Lindt chocolate infused French buttercream, covered in Lindt chocolate ganache and Italian buttercream with a ganache drip, and some pretty pink macarons to finish it off - what a lovely way to celebrate a milestone birthday!

I'm a bit slow in responding to messages at the moment, since it seems that I'm coming down with a cold, but hopefully I'll be fully on my feet again soon!

Wishing you all the best day!

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 03/07/2023

When life gives you lemons, make a lemon meringue cake 😍 (Thanks to my friend Lindi for the mouth watering inspiration!)

It's been one heck of a ride the past few weeks, and I'm feeling a little burnt out, but I'll be back on the band wagon soon!

And oh my, this cake! Ok, so I made this for my family (aka, me, but I needed to share ok 🤣). I LOVE citrus. Like ALL the citrus 😍 And lemon meringue in cake form? Well why on earth not? A 15cm four-layer lemon cake, filled with Italian meringue, lemon curd, pineapple curd and covered in toasted Italian meringue (it's like melted marshmallow in your mouth, without all that stickiness 😋) - it was to die for! Now I feel like I can take on the world again!

Anywho, if I'm on the quiet side, I haven't disappeared! There's a lot of changes happening in the background, which I'll keep you guys in the loop with, once the dust has settled a bit 🌈

For now, I hope you've all had a GREAT day! X


Good morning lovely people!

I hope you've all had a restful weekend and you're keeping warm

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 21/06/2023

Hello Wednesday! 🤩

Do you know what the best thing is about baking in winter time? Getting toasty in front of the oven with some hot chocolate 😍 I hope you’ve been keeping warm!

It’s been so crazy busy, that I didn’t get to photograph everything that has gone out over the past few weeks, but I’ve enjoyed every order that went out!

It’s been awhile since I got to play around with all my piping tips, but this vintage style wedding cake gave me the beautiful blank canvas I needed to PLAY ❤️

A 20cm three-layer Lindt Chocolate cake, filled with a silky smooth pistachio and lindt white chocolate infused French buttercream - this filling is good enough to eat all on its own 🤩 I LOVE pistachio, and this flavour profile just did it for me ❤️

I’ll be making more macarons available for next week, but if you need to get your fix, grab yours from Just Knead More bakery in Lorraine 😍 I’m seriously in love with the vanilla macs at the moment!

Have a great day and stay warm! C

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 20/06/2023

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!

It's been quite busy this side and I've missed you all! So, before my schedule runs away with me again, I need to tell you that there are macarons available from in Lorraine again 😍 It's been such a rush, that I didn't have time to photograph them, but I'm so excited about the vanilla macarons that form part of these boxes! They're made using fresh vanilla bean paste from 👩🏻‍🍳 (loving all things local!). I loved them so much, that I'll make more available next week, when I have a gap!

These pretty cookies and macarons was for a very special 2nd birthday party (I had the privilege of making the cookies for her 1st birthday last year as well ❤)

I hope you're all managing to stay warm! This weather just makes me want to snuggle up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate 😍


Good morning everyone! Are you ready for the long weekend? 🤩

This lovely birthday cake was right up my alley! I love abstract designs, and these colours just came together so beautifully!

The surprise on the inside - a four-layer vanilla rainbow cake 😍 Thank you to Sanch from @ for the beautiful custom topper! ❤ I'm definitely looking forward to doing more of these beautiful cake designs!

Hope you're all staying warm! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 13/06/2023

Good morning!

What a lovely chilly day! I hope you're all keeping warm! ❤

This cake! 😍❤ It has to be my favourite one (ok, let's be honest, I can't really choose, but I've been wanting to do a comic cake for AGES!) Thank you SO much for letting me make this for you Nici! I was beyond elated with the theme!

The flavour profile definitely didn't disappoint either - a 20cm three-layer orange cake, filled with cream cheese frosting, en-robed in Lindt chocolate ganache and pretty pastel fondant ❤ A huge thank you to Kelly from Cakes by Kel that assisted me with this. I couldn't have asked for a better partner in crime! x

It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride the past few weeks, with flying and baking and everything else in-between - thank you to everyone for their patience with quotes during this transition ❤

Wishing you all a warm and cosy day today! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 12/06/2023

Good morning and happy Monday! 🤩

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already?! It has been crazy busy this side - I've missed you all!

This 15cm three-layer chocolate cake was filled with Lindt chocolate French buttercream, covered in Lindt chocolate ganache and Italian buttercream. And to top it off, it went out with 20 cupcakes and 70 beautiful macarons 😍

On that note, I will be delivering macarons to Just Knead more Bakery later this week, but I'll keep you all posted!

I hope you're starting this week out with a bang! Have a great day! x


Oh, all the pretty sets of the past couple of weeks! 😍 Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take proper photo's of these, but they were adorable! It was such a privilege to be able to create these, as they were the same theme that I did for the baby shower a year ago ❤ It just makes it even more special!

I hope you're all having a great week so far! x

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 06/06/2023

Hey everyone!

Just popping in to say hi! These were some pretty pink cupcakes that weren’t out last week - don’t you just love the vibrant colour? 😍

Have a great day everyone! X


Howdy ho! How is everyone on this chilly Monday morning?

I have been exceptionally busy these last few weeks and I'm busy flying this week, so responses will be delayed ❤ I will be closing orders for July at this stage, as my flight schedule gets busier, but I will keep you updated if any spots open up (those that have quotes in the pipeline won't be affected though)

Remember those hand painted dog cookies I made earlier this year for Pablo? I got to make his sister's cookies too! 😍

I hope you're all having a great start to the week! I've gotta be off 🛫


Aah, the epic Cocomelon! Whenever I make cookies like these, my daughter goes gaga! 😂❤

I have a couple of fun sets coming up soon - can't wait to share them with you all! I hope these brighten your day! ❤

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 29/05/2023

Good morning everyone! Long time no see! 😄

It's been a very gratifying, yet busy two weeks! I didn't get to take photos of everything that went out in-between, but this cake was definitely one of my favourites! A 12cm four-layer vanilla cake, filled with caramel infused French buttercream, and caramel sauce. This was covered with Lindt chocolate ganache and Italian butterceram with some French flair ❤

I'm counting down the days until the Wedding guide hits the shelves - I can't wait to see the final photos of the styled shoot! I hope you're excited too!

Wishing you all a great start to this week! Can you believe we're almost heading into June?! 😅


Oh gosh, where has the month gone?!

I'm just popping in to say "hey, I'm still alive!" 🤣 I still have a full week of training to do, but I'll start catching up with all of you again properly next week


Hi everyone!

I hope you’re all having a GREAT week so far! I’ve been off the grid lately as I’m busy with a some flight training over the next two weeks, but I’ll be back! ❤️

Because of my constrained schedule, there wil be some delays in quotes, but I’m busy working through them all 🥰

In some exciting news 📰 I’m now able to ship macarons! 🤩 three very successful deliveries went out over the last two weeks and they all arrived safely at their destinations across SA! Super excited for this, as I can now expand as I’ve been wanting to do for so long! 🎊 😃

I hope you all have a great week ahead! X


Good morning and happy Friday everyone!

It's almost the weekend and nearly Mother's Day! I hope you have something special planned ❤💐 There will be macarons and white chocolate cherry fudge available tomorrow, which will be posted later today 🤩

Please note that I'm fully booked for June (for those that are in the process of being quoted - don't fret, as you still have a provisional spot 😄)

I'm truly loving this weather today - it's perfect for hot chocolate (I absolutely love winter time!).

A quick poll - who would be interested in s'mores cupcakes? I have a craving for chocolate and fresh marshmallow that I'd love to share with you!

Stay warm today! x


Look what just flew the coop! 😍

I delivered these at today, and they’ll be available from tomorrow (just in time for Mother’s Day!)

You don’t want to miss these - pineapple, white chocolate and coconut macarons ❤️ they’re divine!

I’ll be offering some more macarons for Mother’s Day (boxes should be available by Saturday) ☺️ I’ll keep you posted though!

Have a great day everyone! X


Oooh al the pretty macarons! 🤩 I’ll be putting one of these beauties into each of the Mother’s Day macaron boxes (that will be available at by the end of the week) 😍❤️❤️

Filled with coconut ganache, topped with chocolate and toasted coconut flakes - they absolutely stole my heart! ❤️ (and I’m sure they’ll steal yours too!)

Once These boxes make their way to Just Knead More, I’ll let you all know! X

Photos from The Peckish Pilot's post 08/05/2023

Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! 😄

I can't believe we're nearly half way through the year already?! Please note that May is fully booked, with June nearly so as well ❤I've been so blessed with all of you and without your support, my small business wouldn't be where it is today! So thank you from the bottom of my heart! 🥰❤

As I transition back into flying, my availability will decrease, but fear not! I won't be dropping off the grid completely! x

Some things to look forward to this week - I'll be dropping off Mother's Day macarons at Just Knead more bakery this week (I'll let you know once I do though 💐 I will have a few additional Mother's Day treats available as well, which should be ready by Friday/Saturday this week, just in time to spoil mom ❤

Wishing you all a wonderful Monday - May it be a great week! x

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