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Hot Cross Buns and Simnel Cake

added 23rd February 2016

In preparation for Easter, our delicious hot cross buns and Simnel Cake will be available online or in our shops from March 1st. You can also pre-order these items online and the first dispatch date will also be 1st March.

Simnel Cake is a traditional Easter Cake originally made for the Middle Sunday of Lent when the fast was relaxed for the day. The marzipan balls on the cake are meant to represent each of the apostles....although on a traditional full-size cake there would often only be 11, the missing ball signifying Judas. Our delicious cake is packed with fruit, topped with marzipan and glazed to finish. Slices of four are available online while individual slices are available in our shops.

Our moreish hot cross buns full of succulent dried fruit and delicious both cold or toasted, are available in boxes of 12 online or individually in our shops. 

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WIN a place on a Cakes Masterclass with Juliet Sear

added 1st February 2016

WIN a place on a class at The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school with Juliet Sear and a copy of her new book CAKEOLOGY.

We are delighted that Juliet Sear, one of the UK’s leading cake designers, will be joining us as our in house cake expert extraordinaire.  Owner of Fancy Nancy bakery in Leigh-on-Sea and author of the Cake Decorating Bible and Cakeology, cake maker to the stars and experienced teacher, Juliet has designed a range of fabulous and fun classes to introduce you to the skills required to make showstopping cakes and treats.  Fully hands on and intensive but fun, the classes include lunch with a glass of wine and will send you away with new skills, full of enthusiasm.  Classes take place in the beautiful and historic city of Bath:


Easter Baking  Friday 11 March 2016

Cake Decorating Masterclass Saturday 14 May 2016

Cake Decorating Masterclass: Buttercream Effects  Friday 17 June 


For a chance to win a place on one of these new classes plus a copy of Juliet's fabulous new book CAKEOLOGY simply answer the following question:

Where was Juliet’s shop, Fancy Nancy?

Send your answer to

A winner will be picked at random after the closing date.  Entry to the competition assumes acceptance of our terms and conditions (see link below)

Closing date: Friday 12 February 2016

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