Rain

Rain

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Ipswich: Custome cake makers open new Tacket Street shop

10:48 09 March 2014

Three sisters at Cake Supreme in Tacket Street, Ipswich,



Chloe Wood, Sophie Wood and Vicky Vincent.

Three sisters at Cake Supreme in Tacket Street, Ipswich, Chloe Wood, Sophie Wood and Vicky Vincent.

Three sisters are doing it for themselves

shares

A long established Ipswich wedding cake makers has new owners and has moved to a new home in Tacket Street.

The Ipswich custom cake makers, established in 1985, has had several owners.

Now the Wood family have taken it over and Chris and Amanda Wood have fitted out the shop unit for its new use.

Mum Amanda said: “We wanted to do something together as a family. We sat down and the girls said they wanted to go for it.

Amanda and Chris Wood have five daughters, Penny, Vicky, Abbie, Sophie and Chloe.

Sisters Vicky Vincent,25, and Sophie Wood,19, are running the new shop on a daily basis with the help of their younger sister Chloe, who is still studying at Claydon High School, on Saturdays.

They make individually designed and crafted cakes for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.

Vicky, who trained and worked for eight years at the previous shop, said: “The whole family is very artistic.

“Mum is going to come in on Mondays and help with the baking.

“She has made our work dresses too.

“Dad Chris was heavily involved in the design and the fitting out of the shop. He is very creative. My husband is an electrician, and did the electrics. So it is a real family affair.

“Mum and dad have left it to us to run the new shop. It is very exciting.”

Sophie who trained in art and design at Suffolk New College added: “We only opened the doors on Saturday and a lot of people found us and came in.

“We have made a lot of different, unusual designs over the years. We once made a pirate island, with pirates, waves and wrecks in the sea.”

Popular characters like Winnie the Pooh, Bob the Builder and Sleeping Beauty, and Iggle Pigglefrom In The Night Garden often feature on children’s birthday cakes.Vicky even made her own wedding cake..

“It had to be good, because so many wanted to see it. It was four tier in ivory and light chocolate, with small cakes as favours for family and close friends. And we had a cup cake tower.”

The sisters said they sometimes had unusual requests for designs for birthdays and other special occasions cakes.

Vicky said Tacket Street was a good location with so many complementary businesses with a wedding theme nearby; wedding dresses, flowers, fashion and beauty salons.

Cake Supreme, 42 Tacket Street, Ipswich

shares

0 comments

Sycamore Close, Ipswich

A man who brandished an axe when baliffs came to his Ipswich home to collect a court debt has been jailed.

Burglary at Palmerston Road, Ipswich

Thousands of pounds worth of jewellery, including an engagement ring and a family heirloom, were stolen from the home of a young Ipswich family.

Inside the cannabis factory in Powling Road which Shefget Marku tended

An illegal immigrant who was found in an Ipswich house which had been turned into a cannabis factory has been jailed for eight months.

Nitro Circus in action. Photo: Mark Watson

Strap in Ipswich, you’re in for a wild ride when Travis Pastrana’s world famous Nitro Circus Live lands at Foxhall Stadium this summer.

Tim Mason.

Tributes have been paid to Mr Mason following his death. He worked “passionately” to help homeless people and those with learning difficulties, and helped convince the Government to reinstate a life-extending cancer drug. He was 58.

1968 file picture of an annual rally of Cub Scouts from Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe held at the Hallowtree Camping Site.  The picture shows the County Commissioner for Suffolk Mr J D Pearce, with some of the cubs.

Cub packs across Suffolk will be marking the organisation’s 100 year anniversary in 2016 – and we are looking for your memories and pictures.

Man put woman's photos on online dating site

A 24-year-old Suffolk man has been fined for posting topless photos of a woman on an internet dating site.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A shoplifter with more than 20 previous offences to her name has been given a conditional discharge.

Nitro Circus in action. Photo: Mark Watson

What a breathtaking show. At least I think it was, I watched parts of it peering through my fingers.

Stock image of A14 delays between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

Police said the collisions have caused widespread delays in west Suffolk.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24