Baking fans have forced a Fulwood woman business to expand into a new premises due to overwhelming demand.Advertisement
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.
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.”
Classes run in the mornings, afternoons and evenings and run from beginner to advance levels.