About Me




Hi all let me tell you a little about me and my world……..


“Mum can you make me a cake for my birthday please?” My then 8 year old announced! Me, hands to head ”I don’t bake Lewis” Well as any mother would do you would need to at least try. So I didn’t want to go too crazy, we agreed on cupcakes!


That was back in 2012 and soon I became hooked on the whole cake world and April Cottage Cakery was born.


So my name is Sharon so why April Cottage? Well it holds a special meaning. I sadly lost my dad at the age of 18, he was only 47. I always remember when we went out for walks we would often pass a house called April Cottage and my dad always said “when I retire I will have a little place and call it April Cottage”. It was never to be, 1989 my world fell apart.


6th April 2012, my dad would have been 70 and probably would have been thinking of retiring so that name for my business was perfect.


At that point I was a hobby baker and enjoyed making cakes for friends and family but with the ever ending requests of “Can you make me a cake?” I decided 2013 to become my own boss and give it a proper go.


Here I am now a full time mum to 2 ever growing boys, working from home and enjoying the freedom of being my own boss. I might even blog although my eldest can assist; it’s definitely a generation thing these days!


I have made the transition over to the wedding industry which I love and what a great network of people I have met over the years. Still learning? Definitely! There will always new trends and techniques to discover, that I can share in your beautiful cakes.


So let my cake passion continue and let Wedding Cakes by April Cottage be part of your special day.


Love Sharon xx


(But I do answer to April too!)


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