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Baking boom fuels Fulwood mum’s cake business expansion

Posted on - 9th May, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Fulwood, Garrison, News
Kerry inside her new premises

Kerry inside her new premises

Baking fans have forced a Fulwood woman business to expand into a new premises due to overwhelming demand.

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Kerry Stevens was previously operating baking and cake decorating classes from her Fulwood home but she’s now taken a lease on a disused shop.

Victoria’s Corner in Victoria Road, Fulwood, off Garstang Road, runs arts, crafts and cookery events.

Inside Victoria's Corner

Inside Victoria’s Corner

The 41-year-old mother of three said: “I have always baked, mostly making cakes for family and friends. It never occurred to me that I could make a living out of it. I started to take a few orders and it became a good source of income. I had other jobs – in HR, finance and facilities management – but they were starting to take a back seat to baking.

“About three years ago, I developed a course and ran it at Myerscough College. I loved it, which is strange because I always thought I had a major fear of public speaking.

“Last summer, I started to run classes from local community centres, which became quite successful. Class sizes grew. We took the decision to convert my home dining room into the cake classroom and I was able to run smaller groups but more frequently at home. This was so popular that it’s outgrown the home studio. Moving into my own place feels like I am living a dream.”

The Great British Bake Offs popularity has fuelled Kerry's expansion

The Great British Bake Offs popularity has fuelled Kerry’s expansion

Classes run in the mornings, afternoons and evenings and run from beginner to advance levels.

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