A CENTURIES old Czech family recipe has captivated Perth’s sweet lovers who come from far and wide to get a taste of the renowned Honeycake.
A quaint kitchen in Norfolk Street is the heart and soul of Honeycake’s empire, where its bakers lovingly hand-make the cakes.
The business was founded by Simona Kapoun and George Blazenec, after their first Honeycake, made for a friend’s birthday party, received an overwhelming response.
“Everyone loved it,” recalls Honeycake retail manager Jana Golianova.
“After this, they decided to bake it from home and sell it at different markets around Perth.”
The cakes were so popular Honeycake took a permanent pitch at Freo Markets in 2014.
“We have a huge range of different customers so our cakes can end up anywhere,” says Golianova.
“We are very popular with tourists from Singapore and China.
“They sometimes buy up to six or seven boxes of Honeycake to take back home to share with their friends and family.”
The sweet treat is known as ‘Medovník’ in the Czech Republic and is very popular at Christmas time.
“We use the same recipe that has been in Simona’s family for generations,” says Golianova.
“We alternate light honey-flavoured layers with creamy caramel and top with fresh walnuts and honey crumbs.
“All of our ingredients are sourced from WA, except the walnuts which are Californian.”
Honeycake’s bakers are constantly coming up with new recipes: “At the moment we are trying out a new cacao-flavoured Honeycake and a special honey cheesecake, both of which have been very popular,” says Golianova.
The Honeycake franchise has flourished after opening its first retail store in Perth’s CBD in 2015.
The growing popularity of the business has sparked plans to expand the business across WA.
“We are very excited to be opening another Honeycake store in Sorrento Quay at Hillarys Boat Harbour very soon,” reveals Golianova.
“We plan to go up north in the future, too.”
You can bask in the deliciousness every weekend at Honeycake’s stall at the Freo Markets.
Or buy at thehoneycake.com.au.
by JASMINE KAZLAUSKAS