Authentic Cakes opened in April 2005, and is owned and managed by Avril Unwin. Initially a self-taught baker, who made and decorated cakes at home, Avril has since taken courses at the local college and is now the chairman of the Cambridge branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild (you can visit the local region’s British Sugarcraft Guild website for further information on sugarcraft techniques, and for details of sugarcraft events, both locally and nationally).
The shop stocks a wide range of cake making and decorating equipment, and has given Avril the opportunity to bake on a larger scale, and display examples of the cakes she produces – many of which make use of the latest sugarcraft techniques! Please feel free to visit at any time, whether you want to order a cake or just browse the extensive range of sugarcraft equipment available. Authentic Cakes is open Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 5pm. On Saturdays we are open from 9am to 1pm (9am to 1pm on bank holiday weekends); the shop is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.