Have your cake and eat it at Plymouth Market
Life just got sweeter at Plymouth Market with the addition of the Treat Yourself Cakes stall!
Every Saturday Chloe Gardner is spreading cheer and amazing taste sensations from her pop-up cake stall, located in the Market’s daily bench area.
Chloe, a self-taught baker and confirmed cake lover herself, prepares and cooks all her fabulous creations at home with a little help from her mum, Gill. Treat Yourself Cakes not only taste incredible but Chloe is also a master in design and decorating, so all her baking looks, almost, too good to eat.
Totally vegan treats
One of Treat Yourself Cakes’ unique features is that every cookie, cupcake, slice and big bake is totally vegan, a decision Chloe made to ensure that everybody could get a slice of the action.
Chloe says: “Baking has always been such a big part of my life, and even more so since becoming vegan 3 years ago. I wanted to create a varied range of treats that can be enjoyed by everyone, with no compromise on flavour or indulgence! There’s been such a wonderful response from the public and great support from the team at Plymouth Market.
“I’m having such a lovely time discovering new flavours each week and making sure that people see all their favourites as well. With Christmas just around the corner it’s only going to get more fun.”
What’s your favourite flavour?
Chloe also tries to ensure that her stall caters for all tastes and stocks a wide range of ‘favourite’ recipes; popular flavours include Neapolitan, carrot and walnut, Black Forest, Battenberg, coffee, Oreo, chocolate orange, lemon, banoffee, mint choc chip, salted caramel, triple chocolate, cinnamon and, of course Rocky Road.
Good for the environment too!
As well as taking people’s dietary requirements into account, Chloe also has the environment covered too, joining the growing ranks of traders in the Market supporting plastic-free packaging. For customers who just can’t wait till they get home to eat their purchases, Chloe supplies them with plastic-free trays and forks made from plant starch.
Chloe says: “Cake is such a tantalising food and so a lot of our customers just want to eat it as soon as they buy it. As the Market has some great picnic benches, which everyone can use, we thought we’d supply them with all the environmentally friendly implements they’d need to do so.”
Available at No Whey Tacos! too
If you miss the Treat Yourself Cakes stall on a Saturday, you can always satisfy your need for one of Chloe’s delicious masterpieces at No Whey Tacos!, the new plant-based Mexican street food stall also in Plymouth Market. As a vegan eatery Chloe’s cookies and cupcakes are a perfect fit with No Whey Tacos! tasty savoury treats so they sell a small selection of some of Chloe’s best loved recipes daily.
The Market’s food offering has been steadily growing over the last 12 months since the £3.2million refit was finished and it’s fast becoming the venue to try out new cuisine ideas, both for entrepreneurs and diners. Shoppers can choose from traditional British bites through to Mediterranean-inspired pastas and pizzas, as well as more exotic Asian-based cuisine, or just a simple coffee and sandwich stop.
Plymouth Market business opportunities
Starting an enterprise in Plymouth Market is a great way to see if your business plan works without all the expense and stress associated with renting or buying a shop. The options offer great flexibility and stalls/ benches can be rented on a day or weekly basis, giving you the perfect opportunity to test the water and perhaps adjust your offering before spending too much capital.
Call the Market team on 01752 306551 if you would like to discuss your ideas for a new stall in Plymouth Market.