Brand new bakery selling ‘cookie sandwiches’ opens in East Lancs town

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Cameron Evans and April Ormerod have opened brand new The Cake Room in Bacup
Cameron Evans and April Ormerod have opened brand new The Cake Room in Bacup

A NEW cake shop has opened in East Lancashire and the sweet treats on offer look mouth-watering.

Cameron Evans and April Ormerod own The Cake Room in Bacup, which officially opened on Saturday.

Cookie sandwiches, blondies, brownies, cake jars, cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes and more are available to purchase.

Lancashire Telegraph: Cameron Evans and April Ormerod
Lancashire Telegraph: Cameron Evans and April Ormerod

Cameron Evans and April Ormerod

The also have coffee, paninis and toasties on offer for those with less of a sweet tooth.

Cameron, 27, said: “The shop is completely different.

"We have some seating inside so people can come and sit in with a coffee and slice of cake.

“It is not your average cake shop where you get your product and they go home.”

The couple decided to open the shop after the success of their online business, which they started as University of Central Lancashire students.

Cameron said: “We used to run the business from home while we were at university as a side hustle and hobby – and products sold really well.

“One day we drove past the building and decided to go for it. We’ve spent the last five weeks doing it up and we have completely ripped out the interiors.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Cookie sandwiches and other sweet treats from the bakery
Lancashire Telegraph: Cookie sandwiches and other sweet treats from the bakery

Cookie sandwiches and other sweet treats from the bakery

While April continues with her studies, Cameron withdrew from his paramedic course and will now continue to manage the business and make cakes and other treats alongside fellow baker, Lauren Jennings.

“Lauren is our little diamond,” Cameron said, “everything she bakes is absolutely amazing.

“She’s brought so much to the team. Her baking is unbelievable and the ideas she comes up with are out of this world.”

Cameron said the business’ opening weekend “went really well” adding that the team were embraced by the local community.

Lancashire Telegraph: The Cake Room team with the Britannia Coconut Dancers
Lancashire Telegraph: The Cake Room team with the Britannia Coconut Dancers

The Cake Room team with the Britannia Coconut Dancers

The Mayor of Rossendale and the Britannia Coconut Dancers even came down to celebrate the bakery’s grand opening.

He said: “The whole of the Bacup community has stepped in and everyone has been so supportive.”

Lancashire Telegraph: April Ormerod (L) and Cameron Evans (R) with The Mayor of Rossendale, Anne Cheetham
Lancashire Telegraph: April Ormerod (L) and Cameron Evans (R) with The Mayor of Rossendale, Anne Cheetham

April Ormerod (L) and Cameron Evans (R) with The Mayor of Rossendale, Anne Cheetham

However, opening week hasn't been plain sailing after their shop window was vandalised on Monday (23 May).

Cameron said: “We had a really good opening but it was dampened after we were woken in the early hours of Monday morning to the news that someone had put a brick through the window – it’s a bit tragic to be honest.”

The vandals caused around £110 worth of damage but thankfully nothing was stolen.

However, Cameron said the setback won’t keep him down and he is excited about what the next few months will bring.

He said: “We are looking forward to what the next few months will bring. It’s our first proper week starting today so it should be really good.

“If you can’t make it to the shop itself, we are also on Rossendale Eats if you want to try some of our bakes.”

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