One of the UK’s first cake pop shops has opened in Monkseaton, North Tyneside.
Dream Pop Bakery is the brainchild of former Sage UK marketing manager Michelle Gibson.
Cake pops – lollipops made of cake – first gained popularity in America before making their way to the UK.
Now Michelle’s shop at 18 St Ronan’s Road is one of the first dedicated cake pop shops to open in this country – and it’s already proving a hit with sweet toothed shoppers.
Michelle says: “I first tried my hand at cake pops for my son’s third birthday party and people loved them. Friends and family started putting requests in and before I knew it I left work to concentrate on it full time.”
Word quickly spread of Michelle’s talents and before long she was catering for corporate events and large-scale functions. Dream Pop Bakery’s latest commission was to create T-Rex and Egyptian mummy shaped cake pops for the Great North Museum: Hancock’s fifth birthday celebrations.
Michelle continues: “I’ve been rushed off my feet since the shop opened and the response has been overwhelming. I’ve been fortunate enough to turn my hobby into a really successful business.”