Hi, I am Katie, a wife and mum of two, who is lucky enough to live on the glorious South Coast.
Like so many of us, I spend my time juggling my work and running around after the children (not to mention my husband) whilst still trying to find time to indulge my passion of doing anything outdoors, particularly walking, climbing mountains and paddleboarding!
Katie Bakes, was established in 2009, after I had the children and finding that it just wasn't an option to return to my career as a Commercial Chartered Surveyor. Whilst I wanted be be there for the children, I also needed to do something for me and be someone other than just someone's wife and mother. In an ideal world I wanted to do something that I loved, which also fitted in with the family. The business came about by chance really, as I made some gifts as Christmas presents for friends and after getting requests to produce more, I went into production on a very small scale and gradually the business grew from there.
Katie Bakes is still run from my home and here myself and my team of 4, produce high quality, award winning, artisan, baking mixes that are foolproof, need minimal additional ingredients and most importantly, produce delicious results. We are passionate about producing an authentic home baking experience and all our mixes only contain the highest quality ingredients, English flour, Belgian chocolate and importantly no artificial colours or flavourings. I believe simplicity is key and therefore all our mixes are incredibly simple and only require the addition of butter and eggs before baking.
"Quality and attention to detail are paramount, and all Katie Bakes products are produced with this in mind. We pride ourselves on our personal service, 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude, and our quality British made artisan products." We are also able to do bespoke, personalised labels for our cookie mix party bag boxes, to suit whatever occasion and we have done special labels for weddings, baby showers and corporate gifts. Whatever you require, we will do everything we can to help. In May 2016 we won the Venus Award for "Customer Service".
We very much hope that you will take a look at our products and like them as much as we do.
Love Katie and the team. x