UPDATE : i find myself using flickr less and less now, if you wish to follow my work or say hello please find me on my facebook page @cupcakedlights.

i am also in the process of changing my business name to Cakes and Canvas my website is www.cakesandcanvas.co.za
i find people are interested in learning from me whatever little skills i do have and i'm having loads of fun meeting people and sharing my knowledge with them.

Thank you for taking the time to view my photostream.
i fell in love with cupcakes a long time ago, and as an artist i was obsessed with painting cupcakes.
Doing some research in early 2005 for pretty cupcakes to paint i stumbled across the (not very big at the time) world of cupcakes and i somehow got catapulted into it and joined the flickr community. I'm the first person in South Africa to start making decorative cupcakes and i introduced them to the now many South africans that are here on flickr. i now have a successful business which takes up all my time and who knows where that will go.

thank you for all the support that people and my close flickr pals have given me, i still remember the days when i could 'play' and think up new ideas,have fun, and take pretty pictures... those days are just a distant dream:)

My gallery is (c) Zalita cupcake D'lights and none of the images may be used for anything without expressed written permission!

if you need to contact me send me an email to zmotz1@gmail.com!

please note:
My pics and styles belong to me, many of them are original ideas unless stated, if u wish to borrow a style or picture please ask me and give credit and a link back to the original picture... thank you

Free Hit Counters
Free Counter

i first joined flickr in Nov 2006 under zm0tz and now under zalita its been a long time:)

my cupcake on the front cover of a dutch cake mag, with a how to inside. iv also been interviewed by the mag and answered fan mail lol :)

2011 Mjam taart again asked me to do another tutorial for the magazine:) once i received the info il post the pics here

dutch cake mag front cover

my pics created into cards and postcards in the UK , Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
below is the UK company

Art press

my cupcakes, and cake used in your wedding day magazine. YWD ohio in 2009

and YWD south africa 2010



this award winning candle company has bought a few of my images to add to their candles

cupcake candle image

here's an article done on me by a cool south African blog



Photos of {zalita} (2)

  • Minion Cake by mayheart ~ MAY
  • Homemade Dream Cakes by Heart official logo by mayheart ~ MAY
  • i love you cake by mayheart ~ MAY
  • Dra Toledo Toppers by mayheart ~ MAY
  • The Most Beatiful Cupcakes in the World by _D.s.G_

{zalita}'s favorite photos from other Flickr members (3,168)

Following (1,254)

See more...

Groups (5050)

Show more... Show fewer...

Galleries (1)


Testimonials (15)

  • view profile

    { Qupcake } says:

    "One of the best cupcakes decorating artist
    With a unique magical beautiful style
    It’s an Honor to know you and see your sweet comments on my humble work

    Wish you all the best in life and god bless you


    March 29th, 2009

  • view profile

    JacqueBenson says:

    "Zalita's incredible work speaks for itself. Innovative and creative, Zalita has made her own beautiful and unique imprint on the world of sugar art."

    February 5th, 2009

  • view profile

    mayheart ~ MAY says:

    "I can never discover this talent with your inspirational works and guidance, as well with some of our flickr friends especially Aine... I would like to take this chance to dearly say Thank you!
    Z is the first flickr friend I met here... Her works are all amazingly done with her special talent that No one can take it away... Your cupcakes make us go wow! take care always Zalita! its me always, May... ^.^"

    October 11th, 2008

  • view profile

    Dainty Pastimes by sonia says:

    "i came across your flickr by chance & im glad i did,your work is amazing and you have so much talent and eye for detail,the way you do all those tiny details is really amazing,i love looking at your flickr because theres always something new and its always fab! also thanks for making me one of your contacts ,im new to all this,love your work!"

    September 21st, 2008

  • view profile

    bittersweetoriginal says:

    "Zalita is an amazing photographer and artist. Her work in miniatures on her cupcakes astounds me each time I see one. She has an eye for detail that few of us ever achieve!"

    September 4th, 2008

  • view profile

    KirstStokies says:

    "A magical Lady.... Whose going to do my 21st Cuppies..!!

    September 4th, 2008

  • view profile

    Special T Cakes says:

    "Wow! I just viewed your stream and you are absolutely amazing. :)"

    June 7th, 2008

  • view profile

    shirleywilson39 says:

    "Zalita I love your work, you have your own unique style. Thanks for adding me as a contact."

    March 29th, 2008

  • view profile

    Gina2424 says:

    "Zalita is beyond the realm of typical cupcake baker. Her work is art, and she has been kind and welcoming to a (mostly) frosting-from-a-can baker like me, who just enjoys her eye candy."

    December 5th, 2007

  • view profile

    Gramma Elizabeth says:

    "Zalita is a wonderful talented artist and her cupcake with the tea set was the first one I delightfully viewed on Explore! I just had to go and visit her photostream to express my delight...and it is one of the best things I ever did!!
    First of all I get so much enjoyment out of her creations...although she is often inclined to put in negative thoughts about them!!!!...and they are wonderful..to us all! Secondly..I get such a smile from the ideas..I can never wait to see what is on that day!
    Zalita...you are a great friend to me...thank you for so much support and care to one who has not yet posted a cuppie!! I have appreciated you including me in your cupcake artists pool simply because you knew how much I loved seeing all the beautiful work..and as a result I have so many wonderful creations to enjoy! I look forward to many more photos from you..and as you have hooked me totally into this..I now want to learn it for myself ..my first one will be for you!
    Keep up the wonderful work...and a big THANK YOU for all your encouragement and praise to me. Elizabeth :-)!!"

    December 3rd, 2007

  • view profile

    tsukiyo.kisu says:

    "Zalita is an amazing photographer and cupcake artist! I always look forward to her new and creative designs, which never cease to amaze me. She has an excellent attention to detail and is a very friendly person."

    October 20th, 2007

  • view profile

    _Bec_ says:

    "When I first joined flickr it was Z's photos, that initially drew me to her. Then I got to know her and we quickly became friends. Not only is Zalita an incredible artist, she is also an incredible person. She is supportive of her flickr friends, which is clear in her honest, always thoughtful comments to them. She never shys away from those who seek her help and her caring, sunny personality radiates through her photos. She is a pioneer of the 'miniature decorations' with so many people now reproducing her infamous 'flip flops' and creating new miniature works of their own. However she quickly moved from flip flops to incredible works of edible art with her toadstool house, spring garden and castle in the sky cupcakes. She is so much more than a cupcake artist and I am truly blessed to have her as my friend. She is always here for me when I need her.

    Zalita...wife, mother, artist.........friend."

    September 27th, 2007

  • view profile

    kylie lambert (Le Cupcake) says:

    "I still remember when Z first came on flickr...so eager to make cupcakes! I couldn't believe the speed at which her talent soared........in no time at all (actually overnight) she went from being the "L" plater, to the "inspirer" with all her gorgeous creations!! Her attention to detail is unsurpassed & her gorgeous little creations are now inspiring so many!
    Thank you Z for your talent, & for also being a wonderful friend, there when needed!"

    September 1st, 2007

  • view profile

    misscupcake1 says:

    "Zalita is an inspiration to me because her work is so detailed, creative, imaginative, original, and cute."

    September 1st, 2007

  • view profile

    ~Très Chic Cupcakes by ShamsD~ says:

    "It was by chance that we met via a mutual friend, and you got me experimenting with fondant.It says a lot about your teaching abilities that you have taught me what I have already achieved , all on the phone.This is a testimony to a good teacher.Thank you Zahira for a start on this road and may you be there for more ideas.Thanks my friend you're the best :I treasure your friendship!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shamima Desai"

    June 29th, 2007

zahirah Motala Sardar
January 2007
durban, south africa
I am:
Female and Taken
Cakes and Canvas
zmotz1 [at] gmail.com