I have always enjoyed tinkering in the kitchen, for which I have to thank my Mum and Dad, they are both great cooks. Baking has always been part of me, and has always been my stress relief. A bad day at school or in the office invariably meant a cake in the oven on my return home.
I became a mum ten years ago and decided to leave the rat race so I could be at home. As a result of Naming Days and birthdays I found myself baking celebration cakes and dabbling with icing. Before I knew it, I was attending a sugarcraft course and decided to set up a celebration cake business.
In 2013 we relocated from the Midlands to the Yorkshire Dales, I have re-established my business here in beautiful Ingleton.
I am enjoying the challenge that each cake brings and, being a perfectionist, I am always seeking out new techniques, products and recipes to make sure that my cakes are as good as they can be.
*We are registered as a food business with Craven District Council and received the maximum grade of 5 for our food hygiene.*
Why Lily Pad?
I’ve collected all types of frogs since I was about 10 years old and still have quite a few scattered around our home.
It just seemed the natural name for my business.