Meet the Bakers

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Meet the Bakers

Meet the Bakers

Yep, that’s right, all our cakes are made on-site in our cafes, by a team of skilled and passionate bakers. No central kitchen, no robots, just delicious homemade cakes made by people who care.
Get to know our bakers even better over the coming weeks, by following us on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #BakingThingsBetter.

Pippa – Gloucester Road
Favourite cake?
Without a doubt, the cinnamon loaf! Not only is the smell irresistible, but when it’s warm, it’s a taste sensation
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Making beautifully irresistible treats…
Top baking tip?
Slice a chilled cake with hot knife and something sticky with a wet one; it gives a clean cut and keeps it looking awesome

Dale – Cheltenham
Favourite cake?
Ginger Slices – the combination of ginger and coconut really brings this flapjack to life!
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
The satisfaction of seeing your hard work on display looking fantastic
Top baking tip?
Line your baking tray properly – you don’t waste any this way

Adriana – Birmingham
Favourite cake?
The Escape – I love the coconut, and it’s so fluffy!
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Trying new recipes, and I love the dynamic environment
Top baking tip?
Spray water on the trays before adding baking parchment, it makes it stick on properly. Follow the recipe carefully.

Roni – Edgbaston
Favourite cake?
I LOVE THEM ALL
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Making and decorating cakes, but it’s tasting them I love the most!
Top baking tip?
Read the recipe well, and just enjoy yourself – love what you’re doing!

Simon – Plymouth
Favourite cake?
The Escape – It looks epic, tatses even better and it’s a real show piece.
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Being creative!
Top baking tip?
Mix in the egg whites gently and at the very last moment.

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Nigel – Plymouth
Favourite cake?
The Escape
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
I get to manage my own time, and feel like my own boss.
Top baking tip?
Run your wrists under cold water before making pastry or crumble.

Liv – Salisbury
Favourite cake?
Raspberry Marshmallow Bars. Everyone loves a quick, tasty treat, and everyone loves marshmallows – so what more do you want?!
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Spending every day baking of course – and getting first dibs on trying each cake.
Top baking tip?
Just enjoy it, and have patience. If it doesn’t go right the first time, try again.

Andrew – Barnstaple
Favourite cake?
The Escape – Looks beautiful, tastes amazing and is something a little different from anything else on the highstreet.
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Working with great produce and making everything by hand. Getting pride and satisfaction from looking at the cake display after a baking shift and seeing customers buy a slice!
Top baking tip?
Read the recipeā€¦ twice!

Emma – Bath
Favourite cake?
The Escape – Because I like pina coladas, as well as getting caught in the rain!
Best thing about being a BTP baker?
Being able to bore the customers by telling them that I made that!
Top baking tip?
Put something good on the radio – I go for The Archers.