Cake making Moreton Hall mum launches business after practising with daughter’s modelling dough

Tracey Blackmore gave up her job of 12 years with a solicitors to create  Striped Apron Bakery.  She makes cakes to order and is branching out to do parties and decorate at home sponges.  Pictured with her daughter Emily.
Tracey Blackmore gave up her job of 12 years with a solicitors to create Striped Apron Bakery. She makes cakes to order and is branching out to do parties and decorate at home sponges. Pictured with her daughter Emily.
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Bespoke baking is being enjoyed by two self starter businesses on Moreton Hall.

Mum Tracey Blackwell gave up her job of 12 years as a legal executive when her daughter Emily was born and started Striped Apron Bakery which provides cakes to order and also offers cake decorating parties and sponges which people can decorate at home.

Will Curtin who is running his own cake business  -  'Will's Cakes'.

Will Curtin who is running his own cake business - 'Will's Cakes'.

She said: “I had a year’s maternity leave and this was always something I wanted to do.”

Tracey offers gluten free cakes and uses organic and Fairtrade ingredients.

She added: “A lot of people like to have figures on top of cakes these days so I have been perfecting my sugarcraft skills. I practised with Emily’s modelling dough.”

The bakery will be at Sebert Wood’s summer fair tomorrow and the Bury Free Press Marriott Motor Group Ladies event at Barnard’s VW in Stowmarket on July 7. See more on www.stripedapronbakery.co.uk

Will Curtin is 18 and has been winning over customers at farmers markets throughout west Suffolk.

Baking was one of the skills he undertook to acquire the Queens Medal award at his Boys Brigade unit in Bury.

He has been running Will’s Cakes for the past three years and bakes cakes to order. He said: “It’s hard work but running your own business you get a lot out of it and a lot of job satisfaction especially when people come back. He can be found at the Stansfield Farmers Market and on 01787 278148.