This week we welcome So Scrumptious to Thebestof Taunton and Bridgwater family, an independent bakery business in Minehead established in 2010. They bake beautiful iced biscuits, the most intricate and on trend cakes for any celebration, and all manner of other sweet treats or favours. Their shop in Minehead is open for business but they will deliver locally and during Lockdown they have been making, baking and delivering Treat Boxes to order.
The ladies behind the counter are Claire and Sam. Claire enjoys cake decorating and does the wonderful cakes you can see in the shop on display. The day I was there, Hedwig was sitting on a Magical Textbook with wings outstretched, Mermaids and Unicorns were in the shop window and a very realistic looking Orangutan looked out at customers. The attention to detail in these sculptural and beautiful celebration cakes is testament to Claire’s skill and effort. Sam is a baker first and also does beautiful edible flowers for cake decorations too. She and I chatted about the upsurge in home bakery since the lockdown and how they were tempted to do a baking tutorial for their customers. Sam told me that the interest in cake design and cake kits was still huge and the shop is an excellent place to start. They have everything you need from cake boards and drums to decorations, kits to bake your own, icing colours of every hue and tools and many other consumables. They also bake daily for the shop and the treat boxes can be a selection of the yummy bakes they have just made. The shop also does a range of gluten free/dairy free or vegan kits or can bake to order the items that you want to suit any special diets.
The kitchen is fully certified and the shop has a five star Hygiene rating which lets you know that this is of a very high standard. All products are produced in a registered kitchen by staff holding level 2 or 3 certificates in food safety and allergen awareness. So Scrumptious also offer a very good hire scheme, so if you need a cake stand or specialist cake tins for that landmark birthday, please get in touch with the shop. Tins and stands can be hired for a period of a few days for a small deposit and a fee.
Claire and Sam were very knowledgeable and full of great ideas and suggestions for the home baker who wants to try something new or the experienced baker that wants to tackle something a little more difficult too. Orders can also be made over the telephone and through their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/soscrumptiouscakesminehead
So, if you are celebrating a special event, birthday or anniversary, have a look at the cakes that So Scrumptious are justly proud of. If you want to spend a day by the sea and indulge your hobby, pop into the shop and see what they have to offer. Either way you won’t be disappointed.
Had a birthday cake made for my wife. It was absolutely stunning and tasted as amazing as it looked. Great service and helped me figure out exactly what I wanted!
So scrumptious make the best cakes ever I have used them many times Fantastic creations :)
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