Fifty Portraits

at 50mm, of 50 people like me

Portrait No 1 – Sara, Cake Maker


Here we are at last with Portrait No 1, or at least a short list of portraits for person number 1. This post comes with a disclaimer – I do not shoot white background portraits, I don’t usually like white backgrounds but this project is all about experimenting and having fun. Sara wanted to use the white background of her living room wall, I wasn’t keen and even said no at first but after we went to meet the chickens and came back in she asked again. It coincided with her relaxing and talking passionately about her business and her personality shone through so despite the white background one of them made the final selection.DSC02713

So as the title says Sara is a cake maker, she’s keen to start carving out a niche in 2014 by specialising in cakes for people with food allergies, ones that taste just as good as cakes that would trigger allergies. She keeps chickens too and uses their eggs in her cakes.


Sara’s business developed after a friends son wanted a very specific birthday cake that wasn’t available, Sara couldn’t stand the idea of him missing out so she made it and received such a great response that she found she was constantly being asked to make them. She went on to study and gain a professional qualification before officially launching Sara Cooks Cakes.

I’m keen to know whether people feel that developing a hobby into a business takes the pleasure away from the hobby. Sara says “I love doing it and can’t think of anything that I would rather do but I don’t do it for fun as much and I don’t have time to experiment as much as I would like. I’m too caught up in the doing and the business and don’t have time for the fun. But I still love it and I sing while I’m working”


Sara’s website is and she’s also on Facebook.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography



Author: Janet Broughton

Award winning lifestyle photographer working with horse owners, families and small business owners.

4 thoughts on “Portrait No 1 – Sara, Cake Maker

  1. My lovely friend. Fantastic photos x x


  2. Beautiful Sara my childhood friend x


  3. Beautiful pictures of a Beautiful Lady, who stays up till the early hours making her wonderful creationsxx


  4. Just beautiful. You are truly marvellous. So proud of you and all you have achieved. Love you lots Nanny. Your other mum xxx


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