At The Cake Lady of Harrogate we LOVE cakes!
We truly believe that cakes should look fantastic and taste fantastic too. So many of the cakes we bought in cafes and coffee shops looked really delicious but were disappointing, dry and tasteless.
As a trained chef in need of a new challenge, I turned to old family recipe books, handed down by my Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.
From these well-used, hand-written pages came a whole host of our favourite traditional recipes which we continue to develop. We are constantly researching and testing new ideas and inspirations.
We specialise in two main areas; bespoke, hand decorated celebration cakes for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and all other celebrations; as well as artisan cakes which we supply to some of the best coffee shops and delis all over the Harrogate area.
We firmly believe that cakes should be made the traditional way, as we would for our own family - with flour, butter and eggs - not long lists of chemicals nobody can pronounce!
We also use as much fresh, local produce as possible, including Free Range eggs from Ian Taylor in Burton Leonard. We only use natural colours and flavours, absolutely no preservatives or enhancers.
This is how you can be sure that all of our cakes taste just as good on the inside as they look on the outside!
If you have a cake in mind for your celebration or need some advice on trends, sizes and design development please contact us, as we love a challenge!
Alison and Family
We also love doing the right thing
In the process of making some of the best cakes in Yorkshire, we support local businesses whenever possible, just as they support us.
Last year we used almost 12,000 eggs, which, if placed end-to-end, would equal the same length as 82 London buses!
We recycle as much of our waste as possible, including more than 800kg of cardboard in the last year alone!
To reduce our Plastic use, all of our cakes sit on waxed, recycled cardboard discs and come delivered in recycled card boxes, even our business cards are made from 100% recycled paper and are printed with cocoa!
We want as many people as possible to enjoy our products.
By using different base ingredients (and a lot of time and effort!), we have made some of our products gluten free and suitable for vegans, without affecting the taste or texture whatsoever.
Please see the symbols on the descriptions or contact us for more details.