Up for the cup cakes

Karen and Gemma Tomlinson of the 10 10 Cupcake Company, Bakewell
Karen and Gemma Tomlinson of the 10 10 Cupcake Company, Bakewell

A FAMILY-RUN business has expanded to open new premises in Bakewell.

Karen Tomlinson and her daughter Gemma have run the 10/10 Cupcake Company from their Darley Dale kitchen for almost a year.

Between them they create cakes for special occasions, but the pair have now made the bold move to open the shop in Granby Arcade, opening their doors at the weekend.

Karen said: “It has been so successful we agreed we needed shop premises.”

The shop allows them to put their idea of a cupcake menu into practice – with customers able to pick their own base, topping and decoration to be created there and then.

They also plan to create “cake pops”– cake on a stick.

Meanwhile, they have launched a competition for under 11s to design a cupcake for the Diamond Jubilee. Details and application forms are available from the shop, with the closing date being May 15.