Spotlight: Burton Road's bakers

Here are the top five bakers to support locally! Let’s be honest, we all need to snuggle up with a treat at some point over the winter ~ so it’s nice to think you’re supporting a local business while you’re at it. 
Reanne bakes the most delicious vegan cupcakes – which are the perfect balance between decadence and lightness. I shared the first box with my mum, a fierce critic of baked goods, and even she declared them ‘perfection.’ This is not a commendation I had heard before so they’re definitely worth trying. You can order from her through Instagram or she’s often to be found at West Didsbury Makers Market. To read more about her business and baked good, click HERE.
Donughts with an artistic flare is the best description for these culinary delights! A few places locally stock them, including Kiosk on Lapwing Lane. They come in a huge range of flavours and each one is a piece of artwork in it’s own right. To read more about the founding of the business, click HERE
Jake bakes a range of sweet treats, as well as jams and chutneys for you to enjoy. He works as a local food tech teacher so knows his stuff and started sharing his skills through lockdown. You’ll see him pop up at local markets but you can also reach out through Instagram. Read our interview with him HERE
Sammy has sadly moved away from the area but I had to include her on this list as she’s simply exceptional! Get in touch if you want to order from her and see if she can accommodate your request. She specialises in occasion cakes that actually taste as good as they look. Quite a feat given the impressive range of designs she’s achieved (including a Shrek themed engagement cake for one of my friends!) See some examples of her work, HERE. 
Last, but by no means least, is Urban Bakes who is stocked at various spots along the road, including Lentils & Lather, Withington Baths & Taste of Honey. This woman really knows her stuff and bakes a range of options for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for a sweet treat this winter – make this list of bakers your starting point!