Welcome to Scrumptious Bakes by Emma and our first Blog post! We launched on 11 June 2018, and it's been a fabulous first few months, with some special highlights.
Our first ever order went to the lovely Amanda Clemett at Bubblegum Balloons, and we loved featuring on their Instagram story (70.7k followers and counting!). We've also donated lots of our beautiful bakes to wonderful local community groups and charities, including Shooting Star Chase, Christopher's Children's Hospice, where Emma volunteers. We've featured in the national magazine 'Envoy', worked in collaboration with The Edible Botanist, based in Devon, and have got lots more exciting plans in the pipeline!
So, who is Emma, and where are we based? Scrumptious Bakes HQ is in a beautiful village, Herriard, in the Hampshire countryside. We love looking out over fields and being surrounded by sumptuous seasonal produce; supporting British, local and organic farming is very important to us.
Emma is a Gloucestershire girl, who loves the beach, horse-riding, the outdoors, photography, travelling, running, yoga and properly made, delicious food! After studying French and Italian at university, Emma lived in Australia and New Zealand and enjoyed adventures across Southeast Asia and South America too, where Pedro the baby alpaca stole her heart.
Pedro the baby alpaca
Birthday celebrations in Cinque Terre
Emma is close to her family and adores a good jam-making session with her extraordinarily energetic grandma, Barbara (below in action at the summer 2018 Herriard fete...she loves welly-wanging!). Her two sisters, Natasha and Jessica, are reliable chief testers of our scrumptious bakes. Their favourites are our doughnuts and triple Belgian chocolate brownies! Natasha, known as 'Mo', is an Olympian and a professional rugby sevens player, and we love cheering her on! Jessica is training to be a nurse and we're in awe of her compassion and commitment. The NHS are champions!
We'll be back soon with a post about our collaboration with The Edible Botanist!
Thank you for your support over our first three months!
Love Emma and the SB team x
Grandma, Barbara, in action at the summer 2018 Herriard fete
Mo and Jess