Meet the Producers -
Sugar & Spice Bakery

For any newcomers, who are you and what do you do?

We are Sugar & Spice Bakery and we bake home-made delights to make your tastebuds tingle using only the best of locally grown and sourced ingredients.

When did you establish your business?

2018.

What inspired you to begin?

I was at a point in life where a career in teaching was no longer working for my family, and one of my loves in life was baking. Coupled with the knowledge of how fantastic our local produce is, and a desire to use and promote it as much as possible, Sugar & Spice Bakery was born!

How has your business grown since then?

Starting out with celebration cakes and basic bakes, we have grown to attend markets, provide workshops and are suppliers of the fabulous gluttonous cookies and brownies at Peel Beach Kiosk! We have more plans in the pipeline, so watch this space!

Where are you based and what does that community mean to you?

We operate from our home kitchen in Peel, and are proud to supply locally, whilst also regularly attending local events with our market stall. We are fortunate to have been well supported over the years by our local community and have given back by offering free-of-charge bakes, particularly over the Covid pandemic, as a way of saying thank you :) West is best!

What does the Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival mean to you?

Well - where else can you be exposed to an overwhelming array of fantastic food and drink in one sitting? We really do have the most delicious produce available to us, all year round. It's an opportunity to try new things, make connections with people and catch up on the latest skeet! It's also wonderful to celebrate 'all things Manx' at the event, with local musicians entertaining all day long, and you can always learn a new thing or two from the informative demonstrations at the tent! What a grand day out!

Which other local producer(s) are you most looking forward to seeing this year?

It's always a pleasure to sample the baked goodies from our local artisan bakers, particularly from Ross Bakery and our friends at Noa - baking the bits that we don't! I’ve heard that Outlier Distillery will be in attendance - their Hoolie Piston Punch is just delicious. And in that neck of the woods, our pals at Ballakelly Farm make THE best sausages made with local pork - no disappointments at their stand!

What’s on the horizon for your business?

I am going to head back to my teaching roots, to a degree - the teacher is still in me, but not in the classroom, so watch this space!

What is your signature dish/product?

What a loaded question... this has changed so much over the past few years, but quite honestly, the Gluttonous Cookies are amazing and VERY popular. They were the first thing to sell out at last year's festival!

 

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