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Cakes and baking supplies


Whether you and the kids love making cakes, or mostly enjoy the eating, celebrate World Baking Day this Sunday 18 May by testing out some new bakeware - or taking a trip to your nearest cake shop. Our Local editors have rounded up the best suppliers of equipment, ingredients and ready-to-eat baked goods in their areas.


South West




Cake LinksCake Links Christchurch

Cake decorating tools and equipment, including cake toppers, decorations, icing cutters, sugar paste, modelling paste and tools, boards, boxes and ribbon. Everything you would expect in a cake maker's Aladdin's cave and more! A fantastic product range, constantly being added to with the latest innovations and trends.


Magic MomentsMagic Moments Poole

Pop in and browse the large range of cake decorating products suitable for both the novice cake maker as well as the more experienced sugarcrafter. Mail order is available on cake decorating products and books. 


Cardinham Woods CafeCardinham Woods Cafe Cornwall

Come and eat cake at this lovely cafe with open fire, squishy sofas and a wholeheartedly warm welcome - plus an outdoor climbing frame and slide for the kids. A favourite with local families and bike riders, proper home made cakes and scones are on sale at a reasonable price. 


108 Coffee House108 Coffee House Cornwall

This locally owned pair of coffee houses serve Origin coffee roasted in Helston with Rodda's milk alongside homemade cakes. There's also toys in the Kenwyn street shop for the kids and the shop is dog friendly.



West Yorkshire



Julie ScrumptiousJulie Scrumptious Normanton

This shop sells a range of cake decorating accessories and baking equipment for your home baking and professional requirements. There's also a range of cake tins and cake stands available to hire for any celebration. 


Time BakeryTime Bakery & Coffee Shop Wakefield

An Artisan bakery and coffee shop which also provides baking classes and parties.


North East




Make or BakeMake or Bake Sheffield

Make Or Bake supply a range of quality baking products and equipment for novice and professional bakers alike.



Diddy CoolDiddy Cool Sheffield

This shop sells delicious cakes, cheesecakes, brownies and blondies plus milkshakes and ice cream. They also offer a delivery service.




North West




Sweet Little ThingsSweet Little Things Leigh

A lovely cake shop and cafe with lots of cupcakes, milkshakes, afternoon tea and treats as well as birthday and event cakes. They also organise cake decorating parties.


Hey Little CupcakeHey Little Cupcake! Manchester

Make a beeline for this cupcakery where you'll find a selection of flavours on offer each day, including gluten free and vegan options. Cakes are freshly baked on site daily and the shop also sells a collection of cupcake-inspired gifts, and DIY cake making kits.


Barrows BakeryBarrows Bakery Manchester

This small family bakery in Urmston produce and bake all their own barmcakes, white, brown, and multigrain loaves, fresh cream cakes, fancy cakes and more. Made fresh every morning.


George's of HaleGeorge's of Hale Altrincham

A family run bakery providing delicious cakes, breads, pies and sandwiches for Altrincham's locals. Make an upcoming occasion extra-special with one of George's of Hale cakes - lovingly hand crafted and ranging from a wide selection of styles to fit your occasion.






Love Cake SuppliesLove Cake Supplies King's Norton

Supplying everything you may need to decorate the most impressive cakes - marzipan, coloured gels and glitter, cake toppers, ribbons, edible photo prints, moulds, tools and packaging.


Icing on the CakeIcing on the Cake Sutton Coldfield

For personally designed cakes and cupcakes for all occasions - weddings, birthdays, christenings, engagements etc. There's always a reason to celebrate with a cake!



Vintage CupcakeVintage Cupcake Company Harborne

Delicious, handcrafted cupcakes and celebration cakes baked at home by a mum-of-three. All cakes are freshly made to order and only the best quality ingredients are used. Cupcakes can be used to make any occasion even more special or just to put a smile on someone's face!


Maison MayciMaison Mayci King's Heath

This thriving shop supplies high-quality French patisserie and bakery products, all freshly baked and cooked on site each day. Using the finest locally-sourced ingredients, prepared in a traditional French way.


Sweet SuccessSweet Success Nottingham

A very well-stocked purveyor of cake-making equipment and decorating materials - everything you would need to create your own decorated cake, including fruit and sponge cake bases, marzipan, sugar pastes, colours, cakeboards and boxes, ribbons and sugarcraft tools. They also have cake tins and stands available to hire, and offer an edible image printing service.


WindmillFlour from Green's Windmill Nottingham

Get award-winning organic flour milled at the windmill from this museum shop. While you're there, explore Nottingham's working windmill and see for yourself how grain is turned into flour by harnessing the power of wind.


The Trading PostThe Trading Post Nottingham

This shop sells fresh eggs daily from their own hens, as well as duck and turkey eggs when available. There's also honey from their hives and jams made from fruit grown on the farm plus other fresh produce.


East of England




Cambridgeshire sugar craftCambridgeshire Sugarcraft Supplies Peterborough

This company aims to help people fulfill their dreams in Sugarcraft. Whether it's a five-tier wedding cake for your special day, or a dozen hand decorated cupcakes for a childrens birthday party, Cambridgeshire Sugarcraft Supplies can help you with all the equipment, ingredients and courses you will need.


Essex IcingEssex Icing Centre Chelmsford

Essex Icing Centre is one of the few shops in Essex especially for the sugar-crafter. Selling everything you might need to make your own cakes, as well as providing tin and stand hire.


Eunice bakeryEunice Artisan Bakery Cambridgeshire

This bakery makes a range of confectionery, including traditional cakes and pastries, doughnuts, yeast and puff cakes as well as all types of wheat and rye bread – organic, wholemeal and multi-seed.


Norfolk St BakeryNorfolk Street Bakery Cambridge

For the sweet tooth there's a wide selection of pastries, danishes, cookies and cakes at this bakery that go great together with a cup of tea or a cappuccino made with freshly ground coffee beans. You can also find a choice of the finest Portuguese delicacies and specialty European breads. All made with organic flours and lots of love!






CakeologyCakeology Raynes Park

This cake shop creates bespoke and traditional wedding cakes, as well as unique celebration cakes, and sells all the equipment you may need to create your own cakes at home. There's also cake-making classes, for adults and children too!


Dee Light bakeryDee Light Bakery Balham

Watch bakers at work in this open plan cafe, or book one of their classes and have a go yourself. Pick up a cake, pastry or loaf and a take away coffee, or sit and relax with friends while the kids enjoy the indoor children's area.


Eat & MessEat & Mess Baking Classes Balham

A Cookery and Baking School offering a wide range of hands-on courses aimed at both children and adults. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a budding professional, there's a range of skill levels to suit and you'll get lots of tips for getting top results in your own kitchen.


Lady BerryLady Berry Cupcake Decorating Classes Wandsworth

Learn the art of sugarcraft and decorating cakes in a relaxed, friendly environment, and leave with a delicious box of 12 cupcakes and some new skills. Everything is provided, all you need to bring with you is your creativity. You can also buy gift vouchers to treat someone else to a class, or book a cupcake party.


Victoria's SpongeVictoria's Sponge Redbridge

This local baker specialises in occasion cakes of any kind you can dream of. Beautiful details, reasonable prices. Bespoke orders welcome.




Wraggamuffins Ealing

Home of London's big American-style muffins, original filled cupcakes and fully loaded brownies. Everything is baked fresh-to-order using only British ingredients. Delivery is available across London, directly to your door.


Cake StoreThe Cake Store Lewisham

London's favourite cake maker since 1945 and pioneers of dazzling cake design. Choose one of their own designs or bring your own bespoke creation to life.



Forest Hill CakeThe Forest Hill Cake Company Forest Hill

Specialising in handmade artisan cakes using the finest ingredients: organic chocolate, real butter and fresh free range eggs, in a wide range of quality cakes and bakes. They've been delivering cakes to the people of Forest Hill since 2007, and also supply cakes to local cafes and delis.


Milly & GraceMilly and Grace Cakes and Cupcakes Sydenham

A local home-based company providing bespoke, handmade cakes and cupcakes. Specialising in children's cakes they can cater for birthdays, christenings, baby showers, hen parties, weddings and any other event or occasion. 


Just Beautiful CupcakesJust Beautiful Cupcakes Croydon

Over 20 flavours of cupcake are available here and every half term they host a Cupcake Club at the Bake House store, with an area dedicated to cupcake decorating, where children under 10 can come in and decorate their own cupcake (best to book first).


Cake Craft ShopCake Craft Shop Bromley

A one-stop shop for all your cake decorating supplies. With a huge selection of cake decorations, cake making equipment, cupcake cases, boxes and packaging you should be able to find everything you need. 


Sponge KitchenSponge Kitchen Beckenham

An established family-run bakery, consisting of three retail outlets and two craft bakeries. Whatever the occasion, Sponge Kitchens offers a variety of celebration cakes, including figure, novelty and contemporary designs. Alternatively, opt for a selection of cupcakes or a giant cupcake to excite the child in us all.


Cakes by NicholaCakes by Nichola Bromley

Nichola's unique, imaginatively themed cakes, made fresh to order, are perfect for enhancing any celebration. Create your own original and delicious cake with personal designs.


South East




Cake Craft Shop

Cake Craft Shop Sevenoaks

A one-stop shop for all your cake decorating supplies. With a huge selection of cake decorations, cake making equipment, cupcake cases, boxes and packaging you should be able to find everything you need.


Cake ToppersPersonalised Cake Toppers Rochester

Handcrafted little cake toppers for all occasions - they'll re-create stunning models in clay of your loved one on their birthday or special occasion. The toppers will not fade, dry out of crack over time, so they're also a great keepsake.


Whipped and BakedWhipped and Baked Chichester

This small, independently owned bakery and cake shop makes delicious cakes while doing good work for charity. They have a successful scheme to allow people to buy suspended coffee and cakes for the homeless.


The Cake LadyThe Cake Lady Southampton

The Cake Lady specialises in all aspects of cake making, decorating and sugarcraft. They offer a personalised service and take great pride in being able to design an individual cake for every occasion, as well as offering accessories for any special occasion cakes you're making yourself.


MunchkinsMunchkins Portsmouth

A family-run business with supplies for all aspects of cake decorating - from boards and boxes, to icing and sprinkles. You can hire out cake tins and cake stands and they also run workshops where you can build your cake decorating skills.


Cake CrazeCake Craze Winchester

Cakes that taste as great as they look, using butter, free range eggs and real flavours. Cake craze specialise in bespoke cakes for any occasion. Or, if you prefer to make your own cakes, they also stock sugarcraft equipment and can offer advice on any cake related project you may be working on.


Marilyn'sMarilyn's Cakes Chichester

A cake maker and equipment supplier in a lovely shop with really helpful staff. 



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