Shefaa Goder hails from Cape Town in South Africa and is now based in Calamvale, Brisbane, where she runs her business Dessert by Design, creating bespoke desserts and beautiful tablescapes. Shefaa started out baking for her children’s birthday parties and fell in love with the creativity of baking and then creating the best setting for her desserts.

Dessert by Design also offers mini-desserts for busy mums on the go who want something special. Shefaa is passionate about what she does. “I love making people happy and putting smiles on their faces,” she says. Shefaa prides herself on her creativity and attention to detail and knows how to present her desserts at their best to make a celebratory occasion even more special. “I have always had a passion for good-looking desserts and really good food,” she adds.

Sole trader Shefaa enjoys the support of Sister Tribe and says being part of Sister Tribe has helped her to believe in herself and to become stronger and more confident. “It encourages me to share my experiences.” Her family is Shefaa’s inspiration. She and her husband have four children. Shefaa loves to spend time with her family and never tires of cooking for them.