About Bitesize and Me
A quick hello
Hi! Thanks for stopping by.
Assuming that you haven't got here by accident, and that you (like me) love all things cake related, I hope you enjoy a little nose around this site.
Below is a little about me (Jade - chief cheese and head baker), and how Bitesize Bakehouse came to be. So, feel free to have a little wander around and don't forget to drop me a line and let me know what you think!
In the beginning
Bitesize Bakehouse was born out of a hobby. Well, obsession really.
I have been baking since I left University and building up my personal style with a tried and tested list of favourites since waaaaay back then (2009, shhhh!!).
When I started down this flour dusted road, I had a little blog as a nice tidy way to capture my baking experiments. Baking is a labour of love and it can sometimes take hours to create something you are so proud of at the end. The cake itself though, that can be devoured in minutes!
So, I guess this venture started all the way back then, capturing some of the finished products that I had deemed successful (and remembered to photograph before they were eaten!!) to help them last that little bit longer in time. Something that I could return to when I wanted to bake the same thing again and share with others. It was also a catch-all for everything else "cake" related in my life; links to other bakers I love, quick baking moments along the way that will never make it to a proper post, or just general baking inspo.
Somewhere in the middle
From blog to business:
Since then, things have moved on quite a bit. I've grown in confidence and skill as a baker. I have been asked, too many times to count, to bake for others that loved the taste of what I had to offer. I tentatively started to charge here and there and (probably a bit too slowly) realised there was a place for me to take my hobby seriously and turn it into my job.
Although the blog in it's original sense no longer lives on, my focus has since been on Bitesize Bakehouse, the business. I have curated a great set of "House Flavours" that have been perfected over time (that you can now order all year around!), and an ever expanding list of brownies (that you can have posted to anywhere in the UK if you so desire!).
The "middle" to Bitesize Bakehouse, for me, has been about exploring where I wanted to be in this market, and what it would be that sets me apart. It was a time to try different styles and settle into what felt right. It was about establishing the few things that I do really well and growing roots there, rather than bending and flexing to cover a breadth of styles, fads and techniques that just weren't feeling quite right.
And so, the bespoke buttercream and ganache cakes along with the brownies settled in for the long haul, and most recently the chocolate and marshmallows emerged.
Bitesize Bakehouse has had a whirlwind of an existence up until now! Since our official launch in early 2019, I have barely stopped. We have had 1 baby arrive and another on route, 2 rebrands, 3 website overhauls, the addition of our new online shop, hosted a variety of pop ups and most recently, won an award for Bakery of the Year, Cambridgeshire 2020!!!
Bitesize Bakehouse is now a 5* hygiene rated, fully insured home bakery, and I couldn't be more proud of where it is currently "at". I strongly believe in using the very best ingredients to create you high quality products. Always. There is a completely commitment to using organic, free range and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and I am always searching for ideas and ways to improve our supply chain. I have also consciously transitioned all of our packaging to be environmentally friendly, and am still working on sourcing more likeminded suppliers to work together on this too. I am always looking for ways in which our ethical ethos can expand and will be growing this thinking as the same rate as the business itself.
So now, you can find Bitesize Bakehouse working with both private and corporate clients all across Cambridgeshire, Essex and surrounding borders. We might be posting brownies one day, delivering a wedding cake the next and then its back to base to prep for our next grazing table set up!
Our range is evolving all the time as I grown and learn and I absolutely love that!
Whether you are after the perfect wedding cake in Cambridgeshire or Essex, a dessert bar for a party or maybe even a sweet grazing table for an event you are hosting - Bitesize Bakehouse can deliver it for you.
What a big question! Well, the sky's the limit. We can't wait to see what's next and hope you can stick around for the ride!
First up will be a transition to a much more season specific offering. These will be making their appearances just as you might be sat daydreaming about them so keep your eyes peeled for updates on our socials!
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Prefer in person? I'm always around for a cuppa and a catch up so feel free to contact me direct too!