by Cassandra Wunsch

A Tiny Bit Marvellous is located on the ground floor of 445 Macquarie Street, South Hobart. It is a sweet little shop which may or may not be the secret home base of the airborne calories that have been so negatively affecting my back-side of late!

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Naked Ladies & Fondant Flowers

Naked Ladies and fondant flowers

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - South Hobart

A Tiny Bit Marvellous, South Hobart

Run by the delightful Sarah, who greeted me and my husband with an impressive spread of champagne, sushi and soft drinks, the store seems to be the ultimate expression of her own culinary flair. She cheekily confessed she almost had to start the shop; she was already buying all the stock anyway! As someone with their own obsessive tendencies (my husband doesn’t let me in the stationary sections of stores anymore… I admit, I have a problem) it all seemed perfectly logical to me.

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Champagne & Nibbles

Launch: A Tiny Bit Marvellous, South Hobart

I was told that the building itself used to be a somewhat oppressive; deep purple inside, and that all the painting and recarpeting had to be done by Sarah and her family. The results were well worth the effort! The interior is pristine white, and like a good kitchen, gives the comforting impression of being scrupulously clean and tidy.

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Cake Decorating Supplies

Cake decorating supplies

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Cake Making & Icing Supplies

Cake making, decorating and party supplies

A Tiny Bit Marvellous will have a website up and running soon, to outline all the wonderful things in stock. In the meantime, customers can have a look at A Tiny Bit Marvellous on Facebook (which will have its own shopping cart shortly as well). Or, of course, they are more than welcome to pop down to the shop and have a browse.

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Hire Cake Tins

Hire cake tins

A Tiny Bit Marvellous - Ultimate Decorating Set

Cake decorating supplies

Cassandra Wunsch is a third-year journalism student at Open Universities Australia.  She lives in Hobart with her husband Florian and daughter Taliesin, and would like to continue to write full-time when she graduates. Her personal blog is

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