Our Father’s Day 2020 range is here! We have designed a range of cupcakes and NEW traybakes, just for dad! Choose from a box of ‘Superdad’ cupcakes with superhero themed decoration and sweets…
We also have a version for Grandad if he has a sweet tooth too!
As well as cupcakes we’ve created some new traybakes with enough cake to share with the whole family. Choose from a ‘Choccie’ traybake with chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream icing and topped with chocolate biscuits and treats.
Or if dad’s a ‘sweets man’ rather than a chocolate fan, we have a vanilla traybake covered in all sorts of pick n mix sweets: Haribo, midget gems, jelly beans, flying saucers and more!
A few weeks ago we announced that we were taking nominations for key workers who are doing an amazing job of keeping us safe and looked after in the community and we had so many lovely nominations from people all over Leamington Spa and Warwickshire. It has been really hard to choose between all the fantastic nominations (we wish we could answer them all!) but some stood out to us in particular. We’ve been delivering cupcakes to our chosen nominees over the past few weeks and have loved getting photos and messages of thanks from them. It’s wonderful to be able to bring some cheer to people who are putting themselves at risk for the rest of us. We can’t thank you enough!
We have also been continuing to provide sweet treats to NHS staff at Warwick Hospital with the help from The Barn Kitchen.
Here’s some of our favourite nominations along with the great photos we received, we particularly enjoyed the photo of the nurses at Cape Road clinic social distancing in the car park with their cake!
Police Officers at Leamington Spa Police Station:
“Please can I nominate Donna Smith. She’s a police officer at Leamington police station and she’s currently spending her days on the beat dealing with people who aren’t taking the lock down seriously. You can imagine the kind of response she’s getting! She should have been getting married in Italy last month and having a big celebration at Warwick House too. But that all went down the pan thanks to Covid-19. So I’m sure she’d appreciate some of your amazing cakes!! Her husband to be is also police officer at Leamington station. Thanks very much guys. You’re doing an amazing job!! xx ”
– Sam, Leamington Spa
Medical Students at Warwick Hospital:
“I thought I’d message you guys as I saw your initiative. I’m a medical student who’s passed all his exams and gone to work on the wards early. I’ve managed to get covid from the hospital already and I’m now self-isolating in my bedroom. I’d like to nominate my 7 house mates (who are also working medical students) who are now forced to stay at home and look after me. They’ve been on the wards all of last week and some over the weekend and now they’re cooking for me and delivering it to my bedroom. I know you’ll be inundated with requests but I thought I’d ask. Very grateful for supporting the whole care community and I realise you can’t give away your stock to everyone. Thank you!”
– Peter, Leamington Spa
District Nursing Team at Cape Road Clinic:
“I would like to nominate my amazing District Nursing team of Community staff at Cape Road Clinic, Warwick. All staff in the NHS are working extremely hard throughout the country and this is such a lovely gesture. I’ve only managed them for a short time but their hard work, supportive nature, looking out for each other and the patients on the caseload makes me so proud. “
Kerry, Leamington Spa
“I think you’re doing a great job bringing a cheer to the frontline.I would like to nominate my Daughter in Law Toni and the District Nursing team based at the clinic at Cape Road. There are 18 nurses keeping normality to elderly, vulnerable and people living on their own who have health issues. Xx”
Bromson Hill Care Home:
“I would like to nominate my amazing mum Tina who works at Bromson Hill Care Home. She works as many hours as she can for the sake of the residents even though she’s high risk after suffering a mini stroke a few years ago, she cares so deeply for them she’s offered to go on lockdown in the home if needed.”
– Christie, Leamington Spa
HMP Rye Hill
“What an amazing gesture. I’d love to nominate all the staff at HMP Rye Hill…So many deserving hard workers out there. I don’t envy whoever has to choose!”
– Abbie, Leamington Spa
“I’d like to nominate Sam Francis please ☺️. He works at HMP Rye Hill and he and his colleagues are working long hours to keep us safe!”
– Ches, Leamington Spa
The Royal Leamington Spa Nursing
“I’d like to nominate The Royal Leamington Spa Nursing Home. My father Tony Robinson was a resident there since November, sadly my dad passed away there 5 weeks ago now whilst in there , the staff there are all truly amazing, the love and care they gave was priceless, not only to my dad but they all went out of their way to make sure my mum was ok everyday when she visited dad. I really can’t thank them enough. Xx”
-Lisa, Leamington Spa
Nurses on Willoughby Ward, Warwick Hospital
“I would like to nominate everyone on Willoughby ward, especially my boss, the ward manager, Sharron Mato. She is going an amazing job running the ward and keeping all our spirits up even though she is under great pressure. She would definitely appreciate cake!!!”
Key worker a Boots Leamington Spa:
“Please can I nominate the Boots key workers for a selection of your gorgeous cupcakes! Since lockdown, management, healthcare, pharmacy and assistants have continued to work hard, providing essential goods to customers. They all deserve a little yumminess to get them through the busy days in pharmacy and also deserve a well done for getting on the BBC Big Night In performing ‘Amarillo’ in the store! Well done Boots and thank you The Cakery for a brilliant service. Take care everyone and stay safe!”
– Fiona, Leamington Spa
We want to thank our customers for their lovely nominations and a big thank you again to all those key workers who are working hard on the frontline. We loved seeing the photos of you enjoying the cupcakes. Thank you for everything you do!
We joined in with the movement to bring colourful rainbows and hearts to the world with a colourful window display of rainbow coloured hearts. We hope it brings a smile to lots of faces when passing our shop during a walk outside.
The display was made from a mix of cut-out paper hearts and poster painted hearts and includes the message ‘The world came together…as the people stayed apart’. 🙂
Thank you to Charlotte at Charm Tree Studio for all the hard work put into creating our lovely display.
We’ve even inspired some of our customers to copy!
Let us know if you’ve been inspired by our window or if it’s brightened up your day.
It was a very sad decision for us to have to close the Cakery due to the recent Corona Virus outbreak but we know its the best thing to do for the safety on our staff and customers. Despite having to close a lot of essential local businesses and services have continued and we’ve been so moved by the hard work that others are putting in to keep us all safe, to keep us fed and keep essential services running. The people of the UK and the local community are doing amazing things and we are so thankful!
Before closing we had some requests to provide cakes for NHS workers at Warwick Hospital and were told that these really helped to lift spirits..since then we have had more requests come in so we felt that the best thing to do was to open up the service to all key workers in the community so that we can share the joy to more people who deserve a treat. We are continuing to provide cakes to the Warwick Hospital teams through The Barn Kitchen which is an amazing service providing deliveries of all sorts of food to NHS workers and vulnerable people throughout Warwickshire.
We are now taking nominations for deliveries of cakes to key workers so if you know someone that deserves a treat for their hard work, get in touch. We are taking nominations on social media (Instagram, Facebook ) or you can send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All deliveries must be to a public building or home address within 10 miles of The Cakery in Leamington town centre and we must be able to make the delivery contactless. We cannot take deliveries inside the building so please keep this in mind when nominating.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…so we thought we should let you know when we’ll be open and closed over the festive period. We’ll be open up until midday on Christmas eve for cake pick-ups and then we are taking a break for a week. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and hope to see you again in the new year. Merry Christmas! 🙂
Come and visit us at the Leamington Food & Drink Festival this September 9th & 10th at the Royal Pump Room Gardens. We’ll have a wide range of flavours available including some brand new flavours such as honeycomb, blueberry, chocolate orange and rasberry & white chocolate. We’ll even have unicorn rainbow cupcakes! Plus we’ll have lots of our favourites flavours like red velvet, chocolate, peanut butter and salted caramel.
We’re hoping for a lovely day at the pump rooms with lots of yummy food and drink from around Leamington and Warwickshire.
Cupcakes are £1.50 each or take a box of 4 for £5.
The Cakery’s naked wedding cake was featured in a lovely wedding blog post on CharlieBrear.com about Tori & Jon’s wedding. Their wedding reception was held in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa and it looked beautiful!
The Cakery was very pleased to be featured in the July issue of Perfect Wedding magazine – The Colour Issue, which featured the latest colourful trends for weddings. Our pink ombre wedding cake was featured on the Candy Colours page amongst other beautiful summer wedding cakes.
Plus our multicoloured zig zag wedding cake was featured on the Rainbow Brights page with some amazing vibrant and unique wedding cakes.
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of our cake fans and customers who took the time to vote for The Cakery in the Leamington Business Awards. We are so excited to announce that we are finalists for a Small Business Award. We’re very much looking forward to the awards ceremony and finding out if we’ve won. Fingers crossed! Thanks for all of your support!
Vote for us to win an award in the Leamington Business Awards 2015!
Voting is now open for the Leamington Business Awards and The Cakery could win an award in the Small Business Award category with your help! If you love our cakes and have had a great experience with The Cakery then vote for us to win. You can vote on the awards website via this link: