Suppliers in the Spotlight
Supplier in the Spotlight: bake…ashbourne
Today we have the lovely NEW ‘baker on the block’, Hannah from bake…ashbourne in the spotlight. Hannah is a yummy-mummy cake-extraordinaire and specialise’s in bespoke baking and cake design, creating something delicious and unique for your special day!
Hannah from bake…ashbourne tells us more….
My love for baking started when I was small and my mum would present me with the beater from the Kenwood mixer to lick. Growing up, my sister and I were big Blue Peter fans and in TV presenter style, we would ‘talk to camera’ (the kitchen wall) whilst baking something delicious (making a mess). I’m a mum now myself and for years have made the obligatory birthday cakes, gradually receiving more and more requests from friends and family.
Last summer, I finished my job working with special needs children at the local junior school to start baking full time… and I love it! I have my own Kenwood now, a website I’ve designed myself, a blog and social media sites.
Being a self-confessed control freak, I love the precision of recipes but also the creativity required in the design and finishing touches. Taste is extremely important to me too and I shop locally for my ingredients, buying Fair Trade and organic products wherever available to fit with my ethos of always baking cakes with care, passion and great flavour.
What started as just a few children’s birthday cakes has progressed into bespoke celebration cakes, boxed cupcakes, corporate cakes and wedding cakes! On the wedding front, I specialise in naked and semi-naked wedding cakes dressed with fresh flowers, fresh fruit or whatever fits in with the bride & groom’s theme.
The highlight for me so far was my first wedding cake order. Clare & Joe were a lovely couple to work with and not fazed at all by the fact that theirs would be my first wedding gig. After I’d set up the cake at the venue, I spent the rest of the day thinking: “They’ll be getting married now…” “They’ll be going into the reception now…” “They’ll be cutting the cake now…!” I’ll never forget that first wedding cake but I know that future wedding cakes will be just as important to me and made with just as much care and passion.
My little business is growing organically through word of mouth and recommendations which I LOVE. I was super-excited to be approached by Peaktipis and can’t wait to be a part of their Spring Open Weekend. I’ve never been a ‘go-getter’ (I’d be eaten alive on The Apprentice!) but I think that’s maybe a good thing because I know my customers are always happy. And that makes me happy!
If you want to get in touch with the lovely Hannah to discuss something delicious and unique for your special day, she can guide you through the design process and together you can create something bespoke and beautiful. Here are her details, PLUS she’ll be joining us at our Spring Open Weekend in May at Heath House too – we can’t wait!
Hannah – Cake designer, baker & decorator!
Tel: 07929 169036