A SPECIALITY cake-making company is hoping for a rise in business after moving to Kingswinford to cope with a demand for its tasty bakes.

Babbaloos Bakery, launched by friends Shelley Birch and Deborah Cox in 2015, is moving from Deborah’s home kitchen in Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, to a small commercial unit on The Pensnett Estate.

Shelley, aged 32, who began baking with 34-year-old Deborah when they were both children, said they were thrilled to realise their dream of opening a cake business – three years after they started out making bespoke cake-toppers.

“We are bakers and best friends so to be doing it for a living is a dream come true,” Shelley said. “It’s happened quicker than we’d imagined.

“We just made cake toppers but customers wanted the whole package and once we started to make bespoke novelty cakes, demand grew.

“It was in our five-year business plan to grow into a commercial premises but after just a year of trading, it was obvious that we would have to move now to continue to cope with demand.

“We’re excited to have our own unit and aim to grow the business over the next year or so.”

Babbaloos Bakery is already booked to attend 11 major food festivals this year and the pair are hoping to book a further 10 during 2017.

They have also been commissioned to make a cake for RAF Cosford Museum, while in March the duo will enter Cake International, a renowned sugarcraft and baking show, for the first time.

Paula James, industrial lettings manager at LCP, which owns and manages the estate, said: “We are delighted to welcome our first bakery to the estate and we are looking forward to working with Shelley and Deborah, ensuring their new business premises are right for their needs.”