Sticky Fingers Bakery
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Soulful, earthy and seasonal baking.

Hayley McKee is a cookbook author and owner of Sticky Fingers Bakery, established in 2010. She is passionate about creating sweets that taste of nature, where the ingredients are familiar, the colouring is genuine, and the flavours are unmasked. Her unique custom cakes are made with Australian native ingredients, vegetables, homegrown herbs and edible flowers.

Hayley has had recipes and writing featured in both international and local press, including Vogue, Food52, The Washington Post, frankie magazine, Peppermint, and Real Living. She's hosted unique dessert pop-up events and baked for the likes of The Australian Ballet, Romance Was Born, and Beci Orpin’s book Find and Keep. She made the cover of Epicure/GoodFood in 2016, ranked number 1 for Melbourne wedding cakes.

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Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb invites your imagination to travel out of the kitchen and into the garden. Almost sixty recipes celebrate vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in cakes and other sweet snacks. Tips on how to harness their unique flavours, prep them for baking and even grow them yourself will inspire you to create flavour-packed baked treats.

Recipes such as Spiced Parsnip & Willow Blossom cake; Porcini Caramel & Chestnut cake; Apple Cider and Zucchini muffins; Lavender Bay Leaf shortbread; Sweet Pea & Green Tea cake; Hibiscus brownies; and Lemon Myrtle & Fennel Seed honey cake, will get you thinking about your garden produce in a whole new way.

Broken into five chapters, including: Real Baking Know-how, Vegetables in Baked Desserts, and Edible Flowers & Herbs in Baked Desserts, each recipe includes a beginner gardening tip or trick so you can grow the produce you bake with. This is baking as it should be – soulful, earthy and seasonal, in Hayley's signature, delicious style.

Available Australia-wide via Readings, Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Myers and your local bookshop.

For international orders, head to Amazon.



Book Signing @ Shelley Panton Store
Saturday, November 17th 2018

Hayley McKee will be making an in-store appearance at the Shelley Panton store on Saturday 17th November between 10.30am-12.30pm to chat about her love for community gardening, edible gardens and inspired baking. 

On the day Hayley will be bringing a few samples of her recipes for you to taste, and she will also be signing copies of her new book Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb.

Book Signing @ Books for Cooks
Tuesday, August 14th 2018

Join me at one of Australia's oldest bookstores, and theprimo destination for foodies who love to read, Books for Cooks.

I'll be there to chat about my cookbook and my approach to baking desserts that hum with seasonal, natural and real ingredients – some a little more unconventional than others.

Plus, there'll be cake and wine and good people.

Be quick. Tickets are limited to just 25 seats


Sweet Set @ Grub Fitzroy
Sunday, September 9th 2018

After a sell-out season last year, the Sweet Salon is back with a line-up of amazing talent over Sundays in August and September. Join me in a hidden salon for a savoury set menu matched with four sweet things, prosecco and batch brews.

Pop-up Bakery @ Tiggy Cafe
March 2018

"A place where good tunes and good coffee have an equal ranking to the cookie of the day."

You're invited to a laid-back nook serving up a rotating menu of baked desserts, straight from the Sticky Fingers Green Thumb cookbook.

Each week has a different menu, championing local suppliers, the best seasonal produce and Hayley's signature baking style. 

Tuck into a Spiced Parsnip & Blossom cake, a hot and freshly baked Miso Eggplant brownie, Peach & Pickled Petal financier or a warm wedge of Honeysuckle Brioche pie. A dollop of cream is always encouraged.

Saturday's in March
3rd ––10th —17th
10am – 2pm or until sold out

Coffee by Wood & Co.