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The key to our success is a passion for authentic great tasting artisan food. At Liza Bakes we pride ourselves on using the best locally sourced ingredients from local producers wherever possible.

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2 days ago

Liza Bakes
Well be at the Welbeck Winter Weekend!

Wrap up Christmas with Handmade Food, Art and Gifts at the Welbeck Winter Weekend!
We will be joining other local companies displaying their artisan and hand made produce and wares. Will be a great Christmas Market.
Hope to see you there!

We'll be at the Welbeck Winter Weekend!Nov 24, 1:00pmWelbeck AbbeyWrap up Christmas with Handmade Food, Art and Gifts at the Welbeck Winter Weekend!
We will be joining other local companies displaying their artisan and hand made produce and wares. Will be a great Christmas Market.
Hope to see you there!
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3 days ago

Liza Bakes
It’s macaron Friday! #cakelovers #macarons #glutenfree #raspberryandwhitechoc filling#artisanbakery #lizabakes #derbyshirebakery #chesterfield #funfriday

It’s macaron Friday! #cakelovers #macarons #glutenfree #raspberryandwhitechoc filling#artisanbakery #lizabakes #derbyshirebakery #chesterfield #funfriday ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Liza Bakes
Apple and almond cake Gluten Free! Delish! #instacake #glutenfree #apple #almond #lizabakes#peakdistrict #derbyshirebakery

Apple and almond cake Gluten Free! Delish! #instacake #glutenfree #apple #almond #lizabakes#peakdistrict #derbyshirebakery ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Liza Bakes
Cake Tasting at Rufford Abbey

Try out some of our award winning produce AND have a great day out at Rufford Abbey! We'll be at the cafe in Rufford Abbey on Saturday 30th September giving you the opportunity to try some of our most popular products. Pop along and see us!
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rufford-abbey/?utm_source=Google%20Business&utm_campaign...

Cake Tasting at Rufford AbbeySep 30, 10:00amRufford AbbeyTry out some of our award winning produce AND have a great day out at Rufford Abbey! We'll be at the cafe in Rufford Abbey on Saturday 30th September giving you the opportunity to try some of our most popular products. Pop along and see us!
www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/rufford-abbey/?utm_source=Google%20Business&utm_campaign...
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1 month ago

Liza Bakes
Light ginger cake with little gingerbread men on top if stem ginger buttercream😊#gingerbread #ginger #probakers #derbyshirebakery #peakdistrict #lakedistrict #artisanbaking

Light ginger cake with little gingerbread men on top if stem ginger buttercream😊#gingerbread #ginger #probakers #derbyshirebakery #peakdistrict #lakedistrict #artisanbaking ... See MoreSee Less

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About us

At Liza Bakes, we create delicious cakes, puddings, tarts and scones. We make premium, award winning, authentic, artisan products using natural and, where possible, locally sourced ingredients. We also cater for customers with Gluten, Nut or Egg intolerances as well as Vegetarian or Vegan preferences…so everyone can enjoy Liza Bakes Cakes!

Our customers range from Farm Shops to High Street Stores and Coffee Shops to Pubs and Restaurants. We sell our produce either wrapped for re-sale or unwrapped for slicing, and every one is prepared with care and expertise by our team of skilled bakers.

We work closely with our sister company, Harriet’s Couture Cakes, under the expert ownership of Phyllis Bown. Phyllis in her own words has “…baked prepared and cooked healthy foods since I was able to climb on a chair to help my Grandmother make and bake her favourite dishes.”

Phyllis developed her love of baking from a simple start at the age of 10 when she made her first “Fruit Celebration Cake”, covered in Marzipan and Royal Icing, for her Grandfather’s birthday. This simple start, inspired by her Grandmothers and Father, fired a passion in Phyllis for baking and, from then on, she baked and cooked weekly for her family.

Phyllis started Harriets Cakes ltd, the sandwich shop, in April 2014. Harriet’s cakes sold a range of baked goods, sandwiches, snacks, cakes, puddings, scones and tarts to the public. This was massively successful and, shortly after, Harriets Couture Cakes ltd was born in 2016 to enable Phyllis to specialise in premium celebration cakes. Phyllis then bought Liza Bakes, an established award winning bakery,  in Dec 2016 to grow her Business to Business opportunities!

Phyllis’s admiration for her grandmother Harriet and her skill, courage and entrepreneurial spirit were the inspiration behind Harriet’s Couture Cakes. Harriet, with four children to take care of, worked tirelessly to make ends meet. In the winter she would sell wet fish from her bicycle basket, and in the summer she loaded her bicycle basket with Ice Cream to sell to the local villagers. She went on to run the local fish and chip shop and then the local general store for many years.

Harriet was an excellent baker and taught Phyllis many baking skills, including bread making, pastry dishes, cakes and homemade wine! Coupled with delicious traditional recipes she learned from her other grandmother, Eileen, and skills learned from her father, a Chef with his own restaurant, Phyllis not only had the passion but the skills, recipes and inspiration to start baking professionally.

Both Liza Bakes and Harriet’s Couture Cakes use recipes handed down through generations of Phyllis’s family and, of course, recipes created by Phyllis herself! You only have to look at our growing list of awards to see how delicious our products are!