Cake and craft shops open together
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A CAKE business which started life online has expanded into a shop in Weston.
Laura Browning has moved The Cake Boutique into a space in the Post Office in Regent Street.
She has opened alongside Danielle Thornhill, who has launched Rainbow Services, selling craft goods and cosmetics.
Laura said: “I had a cake business online and it all went reasonably well, but I have been looking for premises because people like to have somewhere they can go to speak to you face-to-face.
“I have got children and I hadn’t really thought about cakes that much before.
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“But I was asked to do a baby shower cake about four years ago and I found I was actually quite good at it.
“So I did a few cakes and got a bit more adventurous.”
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Laura says she specialises in creating intricately designed and hand-painted cakes.
She said: “Moving in has all gone really quickly. Within a few days we had done a lot of cleaning and made a lot of changes.
“It’s hard work but definitely worth it.”
Laura snapped up the chance to move her business offline when she saw a Facebook message from Danielle looking for someone to open a shop with her. Danielle is selling a variety of homemade crafts and cosmetics in the shop.
She said: “I really enjoy doing it in my spare time and being in the shop will allow me to display my artwork.
“I already have some Christmas items and hopefully it will be successful.”