One of my earliest, and fondest, memories is standing on a stool in my Grandmother’s kitchen baking cupcakes with her.
Many years later when I had my own children, I made a promise to myself that I would make their birthday cakes every year.
This is when my journey into cake decorating started.
I realised that the many hours I spent pouring love into their cakes, that I truly loved what I was doing.
I attended courses to develop my skills and strived to make every cake better than the last.
This passion has now grown into a business. I feel so privileged to meet couples who are at the beginning of their own journey together and create wedding cakes and cakes for extra special celebrations.
My husband was born in Venezuela and raised in the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. I take huge delight in our family gatherings where food is everything! Recipes are handed down through generations and I always come away inspired.
I work with care and dedication, getting to know my clients to ensure the cake I design is truly bespoke to them.
I pride myself on my cake flavours, finishing, attention to detail, and extra touches. I often tell stories through my celebration cakes and each one is completely bespoke.
The business has grown over the past few years and I am delighted that we now have a new Cake Shop in Royston. Read more about it on our blog.
About us - Kelly's Kitchen has been registered with North Herts District Council (based in Royston, Herts near Cambridge) and I have been awarded a 5 food safety rating. I am fully insured and I carry a Level 2 Food Hygiene Certificate.
Liz is our Wedding Coordinator (see below) but also works in the shop on Fridays
Kelly (owner), Laura (Team Member), Danielle (Cake Shop Asisstant -Saturdays) and David (Kelly’s husband and baker of our Portuguese specials)
Danielle works in the shop on Saturdays
Lola (Team Member) helps in the shop and at Cupcake Decorating Parties
Liz joined the team in November 21 as Wedding Coordinator.
Liz is a point of contact for couples and assists with booking in Wedding Consultations, answering queries and liaising with venues. Liz is the definition of organised! She is loved by our couples and helps to ensure they are thoroughly looked after from first enquiry to thier Wedding Day.
"I got married back in 2007. It was the happiest day of my life - I certainly remember the jaw-ache from all the smiling. I was a bridesmaid aged 10 and a chorister at lots of church weddings throughout childhood. After planning my own big day with military precision and attending friends’ beautiful ceremonies, there’s not a lot I don’t love about weddings. I lived in London when I was married, with an early career in live TV production and then Account Management. Being on top of things was a total must and I am still super organised in every area of my life - especially with two sons! Combine this with an absolute, greedy passion for cake, and I’m hoping I can really help and support all the lovely Brides and Grooms who choose Kelly’s Kitchen as their wedding cake maker"
Find out more about Liz in our blog post here.
I am delighted to have opened the doors of our brand new Cake Shop in Royston back in December 22. We specilaise in indulgent treats such as cookie pies, brownies, loaded cupcakes, cookie sandwiches and lots more.
We also have a dedicated Wedding Cake Consultation area. Couples can enjoy freshly baked cakes, and complimentaty drinks whilst I sketch out some designs for their bespoke Wedding Cake.
We also offer Cupcake Decorating Parties for Adults and Children. Click here to find out more.
During the March 2020 lockdown I ran free bakealongs with my two children on my Facebook page. These increased in popularity with lots of families joining in weekly. There was always a prize for the star baker and I absolutely loved seeing all the photos come in of proud children with their bakes.
I also supply local coffee shop Kooky Nohmad with their weekend cupcakes for trading.
You can often find me collaborating with local businesses on styled shoots, events and experiences for local families. I am from Royston and even after leaving for a few years for university and work, I returned to raise my family and I love our local town.
I converted my garage into my Cake Studio in March 2021 and I adore having a dedicated space to design, bake and create.
We are located on 7a Lower King Street Royston SG8 5AL, right next door to Royston Museum. We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am - 2pm (or until sell out)
1) I am a huge Disney fan, I can often be found listening to Disney songs whilst baking in the kitchen.
2) My favourtie cake flavour is Chocolate & Salted Caramel.
3) I used to work in Marketing and managed brands such as Diageo, The Trafford Centre and Vodafone.
4) If I wasn't a cake designer I'd love to be a Wedding Planner - I used to watch the Wedding Planner film over and over when I was younger.
5) My most embarassing moment was when a bus driver put out his hand for my ticket and without thinking I shook his hand...