A little bit about Cakes From the Lakes
Whilst completing my hotel management degree, I worked in Switzerland and then Brussels learning all about chocolate and patisserie. The skills and techniques which I have learnt I have been able to bring to the cafe to create our delicious bakes. Since opening “Laura in the Lakes” we have created numerous bakes and we continue to learn our craft as a team and regularly try to master new skills and techniques. We now have an extensive recipe book of the cakes, bakes and creations we have made and it is still continuing to grow! Our bespoke wedding cakes are becoming very popular as the design opportunities are so exciting at the moment.
My husband Steve and I moved to the Lakes just in early 2006 with our two children, Charlie and Olivia. My husband, a professional hotelier, was offered a job in the Lakes. Whilst raising two small children I worked part time, but soon became restless sat behind a desk having previously worked all hours in the hospitality industry. I simply missed the buzz of that industry. One day in December 2008 Steve came home from work and announced he had found my next ’10 year plan’. The following February we signed the paperwork and the adventure for “Laura in the Lakes”.
Now & Future
Cakes from the Lakes is now going from strength to strength, supplying hotels, cafes and shops across the North Lakes. We are still continuing to expand our product range, whilst keeping the favourites we started with. We are an artisan baker in the lakes, producing cakes and gifts for cafes, restaurants and establishments with retail food sales using the finest of Lakeland produce where we can. Our latest lines include Tiffin gift boxes, which are available for tourists to take home or via our website for online sales. My ten year plan has now become my twenty year plan!!
Read some of the articles about Cakes in the Lakes, which have appeared in the media.