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Portrait No 23 – Bekah, cake maker

Not quite sure how this happened but I managed to mis-time this and visit Bekah when there was no cake making going on ! Shame, there’s nothing smells better than a cake baking !

Bekah had worked part time at a cake decorators some time ago and after a break from anything cake related she started to bake for friends & family and made birthday cakes for her own daughter. The pictures she posted on Facebook got such a great response that eventually she decided to launch Bekah’s Little Cakery.

Bekah is so passionate about making amazing cakes that she actually mixes everything by hand because it tastes better ! If you’d like to see what Bekah has been baking you can follow her on Facebook or her website.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)

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Portrait No 16 – Julie, cafe owner

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Not only did I recently have the pleasure of meeting Julie on my recent trip to Bollington but I was also lucky enough to sample her home made scones fresh from the oven, still warm and absolutely delicious !

Julie has a passion for cooking and baking that goes back to being a small child and cooking with her Mum and Grandma. She was experimenting with cake recipes as young as seven, although she did warn me that ovaltine doesn’t make a suitable substitute for cocoa in a chocolate cake ! She bought the café almost on a whim after deciding to leave a career she was disillusioned with and has made it an amazing welcoming space with books tucked into the backs of the chairs so anyone visiting alone can have a read.

Julie’s café is in Clarence Mill in Bollington and has a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as an art wall the changes every few weeks. You can find the café on Facebook here.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)


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Portrait No 10 – Diana, cook, baker & B&B owner.

I’ve stayed at the wonderful Tythebarn House a few times when I was on a twelve month business development course and was over the moon when Diana volunteered for my project. On the website they have a slogan “Come as guest, leave as a friend” and it couldn’t be more true !

For me this image sums up the warm welcome, home made scones & jam in front of the wood burning stove – there were days when I’d been out in the cold all day and was so glad of this to warm me through!

Diana is a very passionate baker and cook, breakfasts are fantastic and as well as home made scones there’s always home made bread too. Diana’s passion for cooking also extends to a love of sharing her food and this is at the core of Tythebarn House Bed & Breakfast.

You can see more about Tythebarn House on the website www.tastingcumbria.co.uk and Diana also has a Facebook Page where she shares all sorts of food and local related info.

(All images ©J Broughton Photography www.jbroughton.co.uk.)