When Filled With Love Cupcakes moved into The Kitchen it was very much all about the cake. Working from home in Beechcroft Avenue had become almost impossible with cake ingredients – and finished cakes – taking over almost every room bar those where we (occasionally) slept!
The empty Blockbuster Video Store gave us the space we needed and with the front of house space we quickly grew a coffee shop and events space that came to be used by the community.
As time has gone on however we’ve found ourselves increasingly busy, and sadly having to turn away cake orders. We’ve realised this is our core business and what we need to focus on, as we hate to disappoint potential customers looking for a special celebration cake.
From Sunday September 17 therefore things will be different.
Our opening hours will be 10am – 4pm Thursday and Friday. 10am – 5pm Saturday and 2pm – 5pm on a Sunday. On a Monday we will remain closed and on a Tuesday and Wednesday we will bake and focus on the flowers, models, lettering and trimmings required for our celebration cakes.
Obviously there are details to be ironed out and we’d value your feedback and help with this. Afternoon Tea bookings will now be on a Thursday – Sunday. Link4Growth are moving their get togethers to a Friday. Thursday mornings will see Moo Music followed by a meet up for new babies.
We also have lots more evening events planned! Summer Sizzlers was such a success that A Night of Legends will take place on September 28. Yellow Comedy will be back on the first Friday of the month after this week’s anomaly on September 8. The Dial Up continue to entertain us on the Third Thursday but we also have a craft event, magic and music and a shopping event to look forward to!
Small Businesses have to diversify in order to succeed. I’ve heard this so often, and we’ve definitely done so. There comes a point however when you have to focus – on what you’re best at (our “USP”) and – sadly – on what pays the bills.
We realise this news may come as a disappointment to those of you who like to pop in on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. And we’re keeping a very open mind as we explore this new way of working. But we hope you will understand our reasoning, and enjoy seeing us at the end of the week and over the weekend.
Whilst the shop is closed you can contact us by email
Or you can call us on 01923 805896 – leave a voicemail and it will be checked regularly.
If you wish to order a cake then you can fill out a form here
We will get back to you as soon as we can.
Watch this space for news of our baking classes and other events – hope to see you soon!