Born from a love of stealing hearts with beautiful, sweet creations, Lion Heart is an online-based pâtisserie studio located in Salt River, Cape Town. Founded by Nikki Albertyn in February 2016, the all-female team has become well-known for its stunning and utterly delicious cakes and desserts.
Everything functions online, with the team conjuring up one-of-a-kind, made-to-order pieces just for you. They will walk you through the process of designing the cake of your dreams, down to the finest detail.
If that wasn’t enough to excite you, just take a look at their Instagram page! Their eye-catching images will have you scrolling for hours, providing you with endless inspiration for the sweetest part of your big day.
The team’s commitment to quality and creativity makes them a force to be reckoned with both locally and internationally, with their love and attention to detail going into every sweet creation that leaves the kitchen.
Attention to detail from start to finish is how we would describe Sweet Lionheart. I had ordered cupcakes for Neil’s birthday and from then we were hooked! We booked a consultation for our wedding cake a few months later and cake tasting to go with it (Obviously). With warm welcomes at the studio, a cup of coffee and a solid plan at the end of that meeting, I knew we had made the right choice. There are endless options and variations, the sky is the limit for your perfect cake. I have personally never been to a wedding where people actually eat the wedding cake – it was absolutely demolished by the end of the night! All our guests were raving about the flavours and of course the polished look. Lionheart is hands down the best pâtisserie in South Africa. – Lauren & Neil Plit
We cannot recommend Nikki and the team at Sweet Lion Heart enough! Not only was our wedding cake the best tasting cake we’d ever had, it was soooo beautiful and exactly what we pictured. The entire process of visiting their tasting kitchen, sampling the different flavors and creations, and then designing our dream cake together with Nikki, was so much fun, and of course their beautiful Instagram feed kept us inspired leading up to our wedding day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! – Chanel & Stevo Dirnberger | How Far From Home
Choosing Lionheart to do our wedding cake and working alongside Nikki and her team were truly one of the best parts of our wedding planning experience and one of the highlights of the actual day too! We had no doubt that they would bring our vision to life as well as adding their own unique and wonderful touch to the point where the final product exceeding our expectations tremendously. Wedding planning can be extremely stressful but from the moment we met with Nikki for our cake tasting, our cake was honestly the least of our worries because we knew the wedding cake was in the best hands possible. Lionheart also did our cookie wedding favours which wasn’t initially planned, but they were more than happy to add that onto our order in the later stages of planning and it went down an absolute treat with us and our guests! Both the wedding cake and the cookie favours were so beautifully designed (you almost didn’t want to eat them as they were like art) and believe it or not, tasted even better than they looked – which is saying A LOT! I definitely don’t think that our day would’ve been the same without the sweetness that Lionheart added and from the get-go, we were treated like family as opposed to just clients and we can’t wait to experience more milestones in our lives so that we can order many more cakes and delicious treats from Nikki and her team! – Sián & Zain Karodia
Contact: Nikki Albertyn
Contact Number: +27 (0)78 005 4901