Ellese Bakes cake store in Caister gear up for busy yr

2:07 PM February 3, 2022

The proprietor of a baking enterprise says they’re “tremendous excited” for the yr forward with orders flying in for his or her candy creations.

Because the coronavirus pandemic started, cake retailers and deliveries have popped up throughout Norfolk. 

However Ellese Harrison claims to be one of many first cake-loving entrepreneurs who wowed prospects along with her extravagant treats having began her enterprise round 5 years in the past.

From working a weekend stall in Market Gates in Nice Yarmouth to opening her first store in Branford Highway in Caister in 2019, Ms Harrison stated it “amazes” her simply how far the enterprise has come. 

All regardless of challenges introduced on by the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 34-year-old stated: “We opened in August 2019 and 6 months later we have been closing once more due to Covid – so it wasn’t ultimate.

“We closed for 2 or three weeks and opened again up. I went in by myself and I used to be doing native deliveries.

“We did them for about 4 to 6 weeks however I simply bodily couldn’t do it by myself anymore as a result of demand was so excessive. I delivered 360 cupcakes in sooner or later.

“It has been a bit demanding however now we’re popping out of the Covid-19 state of affairs there’s a lot to look ahead to this yr.”

Because the nation got here out of lockdown, Mr Harrison stopped deliveries and as soon as once more centered on her store in addition to cake orders.

This yr alone Ellese Bakes have 25 wedding ceremony cake orders, round 20 birthday muffins to make each week and they’ve been promoting out of inventory on the store.

She added: “It amazes me typically, once you suppose how rapidly it has grown. Simply from making a few cupcakes to this.

“Nevertheless it’s not simply me, there’s a workforce of us now and I could not do any of that with out them.

“It has been very demanding and loopy at occasions however contemplating the whole lot it has been an incredible few years.”

Trying to the longer term, Ms Harrison says they’re trying into reintroducing deliveries and so they sooner or later hope to open a second cake store.