Our History

The Rocket Kitchen story starts in a kitchen (as you’d expect) with a good bottle of red wine and a simple mission… to make the best Carrot Cake in Auckland. We were founded by a chef and a baker who wanted to make quality sweet baked goods in Auckland and we still have these same principals today.

Since then, our range has grown from more than just a Carrot Cake. We now have over 30 cakes for you to choose from, all of which are handmade and hand-decorated. You can also choose from our range of small sweet items, which are divine.

Our original store was on Market Road back in 1996. Once we outgrew the site, we move to Ponsonby Road where we remained for many years. In 2018, we decided to move our store to Mt Eden with a new concept in mind, cake cabinets you can browse, seating so our customers could come instore and enjoy a coffee with us.

During the last 20 years, we’ve also developed a wholesale side of the business, Rocket Foods (formerly known as Rocket Kitchen Wholesale). They supply sweet and savoury goods across New Zealand to supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and food stores.

P.S. Our carrot cake recipe hasn’t changed since it’s inception in 1996, and it’s a pretty good cake even if we say so ourselves.