Let them eat cake at Wincanton!

foodbasket-cupcakes2IF you have a sweet tooth and an eye for pretty things, there is a must-see new shop opening in Wincanton High Street over the Easter weekend.

Cake maker and creative cake decorator Vicky Riddick is opening The Small Cake Shop, at the entrance to Carrington Way, on Saturday 19th April, in time to enjoy a taste of Vicky’s baking and to take home some treats for Easter Sunday.

Maperton-based cake maker Vicky has been running a successful online cupcake shop since 2008, and after building up her business and baking thousands of beautiful cakes has decided to set up a permanent shop in Wincanton.

Customers will be welcome from 2pm to visit the Small Cake Shop hop and have afternoon tea. On the opening day there will be a cupcake decorating competition and face painting for children and while stocks last customers spending more than £10 will receive a free apron to help inspire them to get baking in the kitchen.

Vicky says: “When I started out making cakes I wasn’t really sure how to get the professional look. I realised that there’s nowhere for the amateur baker to easily turn to improve their skills and make an average cake look and taste really special.

“I plan to change that with The Small Cake Shop and will not only sell all the products you’ll need, but will also provide tips, advice and more formal baking classes.”

foodbasket-cupcakesShe will stock a popular range of sugarcraft, children’s party supplies, home kitchen giftware and cupcakes. Initially she plans to offer cupcake parties for children, but future plans include running more professional sugarcraft classes “to help local bakers rival the best the Great British Bake Off can offer!”

She says: “I want to make it easy for my customers to get into baking, and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge with budding bakers to help them create something that’s different, memorable and delicious.”

Vicky has had her fair share of unusual and even challenging cake requests including a series of cupcakes decorated with Eamonn Holmes’ face but definitely the weirdest was a wedding cake of sugarcraft worms!

She will have everything for the new cake maker and ideas and supplies for more experienced bakers who want to try something new. “I’m also happy to order supplies in if they’re not on the shelf,” she says.

Right now, Vicky is looking forward to becoming a part of the thriving High Street, adding a pretty new shop to the eclectic range of individual and independently owned shops that Wincanton has to offer