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I started from a little kitchen in Blackley, Manchester. Look at the first cakes I ever made!

2011

Smithfield market, Heaton Park & Easter cupcake workshops are some of the many things I tried to make money & promote my business.

I moved to Prestwich, the kitchen was huge. I employed Soph (were still great friends), made Wedding cakes & started to teach.

2012

Things started to happen! Lexus event, Key 103 with the Hairy Bikers & I made the FA’s 150th Anniversary cake.

2013

This was the cake that changed my whole career, a life size dress. This was made the first week of moving into my first shop Bury Old Road, Prestwich. I was featured in all the local press & the cake on the stage at Intu Trafford Centre. Say YES and figure it out later! Im proof that it works.

My first proper real shop!! I remember being told it was a £3000 deposit and I didn’t even have £30 at the time….. the only way to afford it was to live above. 2 box rooms (1 adult & 2 kids). We have the funniest memories & this was our first Christmas there.

2015 Is when I really started believing in myself. I had the shop for around 6 months before I could afford to open it. Virgin Start Up kindly loaned me £9k, made me an ambassador, I met Sir Richard & had lunch at his house!

2015

I opened my warehouse. I actually own an industrial size mixer & ovens #life goals

2018

Ramsbottom opened. A little cake boutique in the heart of Ramsbottom.

2019

School of Zara Cakes is coming and I’m travelling across the Uk to teach.

2020

This is my 2021 goal – Bright pink Zara Cakes lorries travelling across the Uk – Im still winging it!

2021
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