K’s Cakes celebrates over three decades of their handiwork

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 July 2019

K's Cakes is a small family business started by Karen Duke. Picture: K's Cakes

K's Cakes is a small family business started by Karen Duke. Picture: K's Cakes


Having made celebration cakes for 35 years, K’s Cakes is a continued hit with people in Havering and Brentwood.

K's Cakes is a small family business in their 35th year.

When they first started Karen Duke took a big gamble and opened this beautiful little shop in a popular parade in Butts Green Road, Hornchurch, as a handmade chocolate shop called Chocolatiere, with her mum and sister.

It became a very successful business and flourished from strength to strength with people all around coming to taste these delicious chocolates as this was the only Belgian chocolate shop in the area that didn't require travelling to London.

Celebration cakes has always been Karen's passion. At first she had a floor upstairs to make the odd cake for local bakeries.

As the chocolate shop slowed down after 30 years, Karen decided to dedicate the whole shop to cakes.

They have had continued support from their customers during the whole of this period, which has seen their business grow.

Today Karen and her assistant Gill, who have worked together for more than 25 years, continue to create bespoke cakes for individual requests and requirements.

They are always there to offer help and advice to make sure customers are satisfied.

Over the years, Karen has become personal friends with some of her customers.

In many instances she has made cakes for first birthdays right up until 21st birthdays.

She is very proud to have seen her business develop, from making the odd cake 35 years ago into a flourishing local business with a solid customer base, website business and many Instagram and Facebook followers.

Their creations can be tailored to all personal tastes and occasions, including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and retirements.

They come in all sizes to serve any number of party guests and they can adapt the recipe for vegans.

"Every cake is specially decorated for each person. Whether it depicts a hobby or a Disney character, nothing is too much trouble!" Karen assures.

K's Cakes, 55 Butts Green Road, Emerson Park, Hornchurch.

Contact them on 01708 477335 or via info@ks-cakes.com.

Visit ks-cakes.com for more information.

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