I’m a rural baker and cake maker at Gedney Drove End, near Holbeach in South Lincolnshire, baking from a dedicated “cake corner” in my home kitchen.
I’ve been baking since I was a small child, encouraged by my mother, and my nan. From an enjoyable pastime making small cakes and treats for family, I started taking an interest in cake decoration skills and completed a short part-time course whilst I was at college studying other subjects. I enjoyed the course so much I took over the traditional annual making and decorating of the family Christmas cake from my father and was hooked! I started making cakes for friends’ parties and birthdays and getting compliments.
That was quite some years ago now, but normal life took over and saw me reverting to only making Christmas cake, but then I discovered cupcakes – who knew that you could be quite so creative with these little cakes that we used to call “fairy cakes” when I was young? Again I was hooked – re-visited my love of making big cakes too, friends again started asking me to make them cakes – and here I am!