Serdars Yener’s Annual Christmas Message 2019

Dearest friends, members and followers,

It is time again to address you all together and tell you from the bottom of my heart how much I appreciate your closeness. It is time again to feel more love in the air and smell the sweet spice of all the goodies and yummies in every corner.  It is time again to hear more jingling bells and the soothing music of choirs. Let me roll the time back and start from the beginning of the year.

Jo and I have travelled quite a bit, and the year 2019 is filled with unforgettable memories. In March, we were in Canberra at Jenny Stirzaker’s  Across The Board Cake Decorating. It was so much fun to teach her bubbly students. In May, we took off for Ireland. The first stopover was Singapore, where we visited the jaw-dropping Jewel at the Changi airport. Next was Greece, where we visited the Acropolis. Then we ticked off London’s Big Ben before heading to Dublin. We ended up at Karyn Hudson’s Cakers World for two classes. Of course, we did not leave Dublin without visiting the Guinness old factory for a beer and tasting the famous Irish stew. In Paris, we visited the Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysee. It was the few other highlights of our trip before arriving at Kim Wiltjer’s farmhouse in Groningen, Holland, for five classes. We met with the amazing artist Kim back in 2017 for the first time at ACADA Brisbane and to see her again, spending two weeks at her fantastic rustic style studio was an enjoyable experience. Windows surrounded the classroom, with greenfield scenery. It was beautiful.

On the way home, we also visited my birth city Istanbul, which has over 17 million population. Meeting up with some of my childhood and work friends, enjoying authentic food together and talking about memories was so enjoyable. I also visited the resting place of my parents and brother to pay my respects.

Came back home in late June and in August, we demonstrated at the Australian National Cake Decorators Seminar held in Melbourne. In mid-September, we were at Khushi Malani’s Cakeology India, and ICA. I was so humbled and honoured meeting my most welcoming Indian followers. It was also lovely to see Cake masters editor Rosie Mazumder again.

November was the last trip of the year to China’s Nanning, where we visited Jo’s (my wife) elder sister’s family. I would recommend anybody to go and see this high tech city.

Most importantly, we finally published our cake designing and management software called Cakenote in late November. Please visit and check it out if you have some time. We also have an introduction offer on at the moment which you won’t want to miss. 

On behalf of my son Serkan, my wife Jo and the rest of my family I’d like to thank you again for being so kind to know us as Yeners Way, Yeners Cake Tips and now also as Cakenote. We wish you an abundance of health, enough wealth, heaps of love and peace at your home, neighbourhood and country. May God fill your hearts with love, Merry Christmas to you, your family and let 2020 be the best year of yours and your loved one’s lives. 

Serdar Yener and Family.

About the Author

Chef Serdar Yener has over 40 years of experience in cake decorating. His vast international experience & artistic talent has been acknowledged by his peers both in Australia and abroad. He has competed in International competitions and been awarded "Best Pastry Artist" in Igeho, Switzerland 1987 & “Best Pastry Chef” in Singapore, Food Asia 1990. His Sugar centerpieces are displayed in museums at Champagne in France, Culinary Art Museum in Switzerland & The National Museum in Singapore. Serdar has also judged at major culinary competitions in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and USA World Pastry Championships. After years of leading pastry operations in many international 5 star hotels in Europe and Asia, he moved to Gold Coast, Australia in 1992 and opened his family business to produced thousands of wedding and novelty cakes. In April 2014, Serdar and his son Serkan founded Yeners Way Online Cake Art Tutorials. An online cake tutorial website where he publishes detailed video cake decorating tutorials that make it possible for almost anyone to replicate his amazing creations. Since then he has connected with thousands of subscribers worldwide and is delighted to impart his knowledge of accumulated tips and tricks with the next generations of cake decorators.

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