Marina loves cakes. As a 12 year old she wrote a letter of complaint to the pastry chef of her favourite patisserie in her home town of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She argued that the recipe change she’d accused him of hadn’t worked – that his subtle tweak of the hazelnut and dark chocolate mousse cake was flawed and demanded that he add more dark chocolate as there had previously been. Her obsession with cakes continues today.
Professionally, however, she started in fine dining. After studying cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu in London, Marina worked with some wonderful chefs including two Michelin-starred chef, Marcus Wareing.
It wasn’t long before she found her way into one of London’s great pastry kitchens at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge, where she could bake all the delicious, sweet things she dreamt of.
Marina now lives on beautiful Tamborine Mountain in the Gold Coast hinterland with her husband, her two adorable little children, an eternally hungry labrador and a view to die for.
Marina would be delighted to design and make a special cake for your special day.