In The Spotlight: The Sweet Petite

The Sweet Petite is owned by Laura Graham, 32. The Sweet Petite are a unique bakery set in a stylishly vintage Rice Beaufort horse trailer. Laura established her business in 2014 after deciding to create her own five tier wedding cake just days before her wedding day, “soon after our big day, I started Sweet Occasions, making cakes became more than a hobby but after a few years I wanted to do more” 

Laura said. She searched the market for the perfect shop to run her business from but she didn’t have any luck, “I saw a gap in the market for something different – a mobile bakery”

The search for a van or trailer to operate from led Laura and her husband, Thomas, to The Cotswolds where she discovered a Vintage Rice Beaufort. Laura said that it was, “in perfect condition and so we brought her home and began the conversion to The Sweet Petite.” The plans for the conversion were then drawn up and in the space of several months, Laura and her husband completed the changes in Summer 2019. Laura told us that, “since then we have attended events at gorgeous locations such as Wynyard Hall, selling a selection of tasty homemade cakes and bakes. We only use the best ingredients and we get fantastic feedback. We’ve had our first wedding bookings now too” 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Sweet Petite’s events were cancelled, “we had to think of a way to adapt our business and so we started a delivery service. I built a website and an online shop where customers could check out and pay securely” Laura provides a contactless delivery service whereby she leaves the boxes on the customers step and moves back when they are collected. “We offer a hand written card 

option and we receive some lovely messages. A lot of the deliveries are gifts and I think it’s been a great way for people to stay connected – to make sure that those who have had to stay alone, knew someone was thinking of them. We have been really lucky as the delivery service has been a huge success – we are reaching twice the amount of customers than we were pre lockdown”

When asked what her plans were for after lockdown is over, Laura said that, “we have been given permission to finish the Summer season at the pitch by the Victorian Tram shelter at Seaburn. As soon as the weather picks up again we will be there! We are also looking forward to attending some more events later in the year if it’s safe to do so. No matter what happens, we are excited to be doing what we love and we look forward to what the future brings”

 

You can contact The Sweet Petite via the following links:

  • Website: https://www.thesweetpetite.co.uk/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesweetpetites
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesweetpetites/ 
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSweetPetites/