Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Woodbridge: Business as usual at bakery’s ‘pop shop’

08:30 01 February 2013

The cake shop in Woodbridge is undergoing refurbishment so they are operating out of a freight container at the side of the shop, named the Cake

The cake shop in Woodbridge is undergoing refurbishment so they are operating out of a freight container at the side of the shop, named the Cake 'Pop'.; Back L-R Owner David Wright, Simon Dodwell; Front L-R Christine Jones,Kerry Mcgilloway

Archant

AN award-winning Suffolk bakery and cake shop has entered a landmark year in its history with plans for a fresh image.

shares

Staff at The Cake Shop, in Woodbridge, are busy serving customers from a converted shipping container, nicknamed “The Cake Pop”, while refurbishment takes place ahead of a grand reopening in two weeks.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of a bakery existing in town, give or take three years when the shop was temporarily replaced by a barbers.

The Wright family moved into 21 The Thoroughfare in 1946 and its management will this year pass officially to David, the third generation of bakers, who said: “We’re having a complete overhaul and creating what we hope will be a testament to our history.

“We currently have a pop-up shop in a shipping container from which we can supply our wholesale customers and serve people bread and cakes.

“We’ve got an excellent team of staff who are making it work while the shop is being rebuilt.”

Mr Wright is set to take over from his father, Peter, who in 1970 stepped into the same role previously occupied by his father Jonathan.

The Cake Shop won the title of “Best Baker” in the EADT Suffolk Food Awards for 2007, 2008 and 2009.

It is due to reopen on Saturday, February 16. You can follow progress of the refurbishment by searching Facebook or following @cakeshopbakery on Twitter.

shares

0 comments

Image issued by the British Geological Survey of a graphic showing where an earthquake struck in Sandwich, Kent. Photo: British Geological Survey

Earth tremors have been felt in Suffolk and Essex after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck Kent.

A graph from a British Geological Survey monitoring station showing the earthquake measuring magnitude 4.2 which hit Kent overnight. Police and Kent Fire and Rescue Services have not received any reports of structural damage or injuries.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

From shaking beds to people believing they were being broken into – readers have given their accounts of the earthquake tremor which hit Suffolk and Essex.

Arrests made

Police have made a third arrest as their investigation into suspected drug overdoses in Bury St Edmunds continues.

An ambulance was called to the collision in Belstead Road. Photo: Simon Finlay

A boy has been taken to hospital after he was in a collision with a car in Ipswich.

James Rowe with his sisters, Amy and Beth

A father has spoken out about his 24-year-old son’s untimely death in a bid to prevent another “avoidable tragedy” as a result of diabetes.

New year honours list. 
Sir Bob Russell MP. 

EADT 28.4.12
EADT 1.6.12
EADT 7.8.12
EADT 9.8.12
EADT 11.9.12
EADT 27.9.12

Former Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called for polling day to be moved to the weekend.

Music by the Sea open air charity concert returns to Aldeburghs seafront. Photo by Dominic Whiten.

A free open air concert returns to the Suffolk coast in July, showcasing hits from the last 50 years.

Clara Gosling's First World War Victory Medal

A rare First World War medal awarded to a Brightlingsea woman has been bought at auction by the town’s museum.

Steven and Debbie Morgan pictured when they took over The Royal Oak earlier this year

Firefighters were called to a pub last night following a water leak which caused flooding.

Someone gives blood

Our investigation has highlighted the many ways the region’s victims of the contaminated blood scandal continue to be failed decades on. Today investigations editor David Powles outlines the improvements needed, while the government gives its side of the story.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages