We're Clare & Lulu-
two mums with seven boisterous and energetic kids between us. We believe in the magic of home baking and the power of spectacular sweet treats to brighten any day.
We've been secretly cooking up a storm over the past few months, perfecting decadent dessert sauces and super easy-to-make exquisite baking mixes. When Auckland's second lockdown happened in August of 2020, we knew we couldn't wait any longer -- so we launched Secret Kiwi Kitchen to help brighten our local community with a fun and delicious offering. The response has been overwhelming!
We're Clare & Lulu-
When Lulu was 16, she came up with the idea of selling a chocolate chip Kahlua brownie through her family's stand at the Martha’s Vineyard Farmers’ Market. The brownie was a huge hit and helped draw crowds at the stand for over 25 years! Since then, Lulu has worn many hats: caterer, professional crepe maker, glassblower, photographer, cookbook editor, and digital marketer. Pondering what her next incarnation would be after COVID-19 turned her work career sideways - Clare asked one day out of the blue if she wanted to start a Fudge Sauce business. Without hesitation, she replied ‘YES!’
Lulu helped perfect the White Chocolate Blondie -- a customer fav! “They're super addictive ,” she says. “rich and buttery, with crispy edges-- I can never just eat one, they are absolutely divine!”
Clare is not new to the confectionary business. In 2014, she started a fudge company on Waiheke Island, The Waiheke Fudge Company, which became hugely popular and was seen on the shelves of many retailers across New Zealand, including Countdown and Nosh. She successfully sold the business in 2016. A broadcast journalist prior to having four children, Clare lives with her family in Devonport and bakes up a storm for friends and neighbours or anyone lucky enough to be in line for one of her incredible treats!
Clare used her fudge-making prowess to bring an extra special depth to the Triple Fudge Brownie, Secret Kiwi Kitchen's most popular product -- “It's like biting into a chocolate goldmine," she said. "Rich, indulgent and addictively irresistible...A little naughty, but oh so nice!”