A bespoke cake maker is cooking up major support for local charities and good causes in the area.
Surkita Chauhan, who runs Bite Me Cakes from her home in Horseshoe Crescent, between Great Barr and Pheasey, has a bespoke recipe to succeed in business and help charities and other causes along the way.
The company, which has been up and running for three years, has a Zero Waste policy whereby excess cakes and other food items are donated to charities and local care homes.
Surkita, who runs the business with her fiancee Haidar, said their business was enjoying major success despite Covid-19 and she said despite that she wanted to continue her support of good causes close to her heart.
“We are looking to set up a charity within our own business to support good causes. We are always doing something for charity,” she said.
“Bite Me Cakes is a zero waste company and whatever we have left we give to food banks, charities and care homes. It is very important to us that we do charity events.”
Surkita, 31, has been baking since the age of 14 but in the last three years has been operating as a luxury, bespoke cake maker who creates amazing culinary creations to individual customers needs and requirements.
She said: “We try to think outside of the box and offer something different. Our website is under development and hope to have that up and running soon. We do a lot of business on Instagram and offer cake collection from us and delivery all of which is contactless.
“For Christmas we do luxury hampers with different options including traditional Black Forest Gateaux, shortbread and cakes with a festive theme.
“We also provide a service where we can send brownies by post anywhere within the United Kingdom.”
Surkita said her business had many plans for the future including opening up a new shop for the first time.
She continued: “We are looking to open up a new shop in the future. I run the business with my partner Haidar – he is the business side and I bake but I am teaching him to bake.
“Bespoke is our speciality, whatever you want as a customer we can make it happen. We have done cakes for shop openings and we have even had enquiries from celebrities so our business is really getting noticed.
“We are a bespoke, luxury cake maker – we have even made a cake in the shape of a work van. We are trying to set ourselves apart from other businesses.
“Business has been really good – we are the busiest we have ever been,” she added.