BB’s Bakery, near Palgrave and Wortham is branching out with new grazing boards for major events
A home-based baking business has branched out into grazing boards after enjoying a successful start to life.
BB’s Bakery was launched in 2020 by Becky Bridges, who turned to her life’s passion after growing frustrated with a career in retail.
Run from the kitchen of her parent’s home between Palgrave and Wortham, it gave the 27-year-old the opportunity to show off her baking skills – learned from years of perfecting her art.
“I had been doing retail for so long and I just wasn’t getting anywhere,” she said. “When Covid hit, it got me thinking about what I wanted to do.
“It was a difficult decision, but baking is what I have always enjoyed doing the most.”
Having started out selling her brownies and cookies at markets and food festivals, the young businesswoman soon found she needed her own cooking space.
After finding shop spaces too expensive, her father found the ideal location, giving Becky a very short commute to work.
“I remember baking with dad as a child and ending up eating all the cake mixture,” she recalled. “In fact, it was his decision to let me convert part of his garage for my business, so I’ve been lucky to have that support.”
Determined not to let her new-found business stand still, Becky has now launched Rebecca’s Grazing to provide savoury grazing boards for large events.
“It’s essentially a fancy buffet on a board,” she said. “While it will focus on savoury food, there will be sweet boards on offer, too.
“I’ve loved baking all my life, so that will always be an important part of what I offer. I also really like the fundamentals of business and how it all works.
“I started out standing behind a stall in the rain, but I’ve learned as I go along and am keen for my business to evolve, too.”
In the future, Miss Bridges hopes to cater for weddings, birthdays and corporate events, while continuing to grow BB’s Bakery.
For more information, search Facebook for BB’s Bakery or go to www.bbsbakery.co.uk.