Welcome to the Sara's Kitchen website!
Please feel free to look around the site using the menu button above. Hopefully all your questions should be answered, but if not just drop me a line!
Now, a bit about me:
I've been making cakes for over 10 years, firstly as a hobby for family and friends, but this has now blossomed into a full blown business. As such I'm now assisted by my lovely Husband and Sister, who both chip in when needed with set-ups, wedding fayres, heavy lifting and general tea making!
I create everything in my own kitchen at home to ensure that each cake is given the attention that it deserves and comes with the home made charm that you will not find elsewhere. I also have a unique studio space where I can hold one-on-one consultations and you can see examples of my work and sample some of my cake flavours! Check out the Events page for details of my next consultation dates and drop me a line to book an appointment!
In 2014 I was lucky enough to win the Wedding Guide Award for Outstanding Customer Service!!! This award is chosen by my couples and a panel of industry leaders, this award means the world to me and sits in pride of place in the studio - I even drag it to my wedding fayres with me!! Since then I have been a finalist in 2015 and again 2016, been the only North East representative at The Wedding Industry Awards in 2018, won a silver Bridebook award, shortlisted for other awards and featured in many Bridal / Wedding magazines and blogs!
I'm the recommended supplier to many of the top venues in the North East of England (check out my "recommended" and "awards" pages for information) and even provide cakes for some of their "all inclusive" packages.
I am proud to have made it to the final auditions for the 2012 series of the BBC's "The Great British Bake Off" and of the feedback received from both the professionals and, most importantly, from my customers. Most of my orders come from previous customers or people who have tried my cakes while at weddings or events, and it is building these relationships that I work hardest at.
I use locally sourced products as much as possible, supporting other small businesses such as myself. Everything that cannot be sourced locally is either fairtrade or freerange, ensuring a superior quality and taste in everything I produce. I can supply the whole of the North East of England, but I have provided cakes to all ends of the country and one has even been on a plane to the Mediterranean! Anything is possible, just ask!
I work hard to ensure that I understand your exact requirements to make sure I can provide you with the perfect cake for any occasion. Even if you have no idea of what you're after, I’m sure after a chat we'll be able to come up with something that will be perfect in every way. As you can see from my gallery and Facebook pages, I have created numerous designs and am quite happy to discuss any ideas well before you order. I always make sure I send you a detailed quote, including the design, flavour, size and price so you have all the information.
I have been inspected, approved and awarded a Five Star Hygiene rating by Durham County Council, have a Level 2 certificate in food hygiene, hold full business insurance and I even have a BA (hons) University degree in Design, so you can be assured of the best when you order from me!
When booking, please be aware that I am currently taking orders for THREE YEARS TIME(!!), so contact me as soon as possible to book your date! I only take on a couple of orders a week as I want to give them the attention they deserve, so get in contact and I'll let you know if I'm free, then we can set up a consultation and start to design your dream cake!
Also, please note that due to the large number of wedding orders currently on my books, my availability for celebration cakes is severely limited... but I love doing them, so please drop me a line and ask and I'll see if I can squeeze you in!
I'm pleased to offer FREE delivery and set-up within 15 miles of the Studio, but will deliver further afield for a small fee. Alternatively you are more than welcome to pick up from my home or the Studio. I can also loan out stands, props, and other display equipment. We can agree all of this during our discussions over the design.
Feel free to look around the rest of the site, just use the menu button in the top left; I look forward to speaking to you and (hopefully) welcoming you as a customer of Sara's Kitchen!