Hi my name is Ellie Sherwood I’m originally from Bridport and I’ve lived in Lover since 2015. I have the most amazing little family and a very supportive husband Kern. Our daughter Esmé was born in November 2021 and we also have a Romania rescue dog called Finn.
I'm a trained chef and have worked in a number of restaurants in Dorset and The New Forest. At my last job I was the Pastry Chef at The Bell Inn in Brook. I was there for four years until it closed because of covid-19. When they closed I found myself wondering what to do next. I had always wanted to start my own business, so I did just that in 2020. I delivered afternoon teas to people in my local community. Some were isolating on their own and family members would order a delicious delivery as a surprise pick me up.
Since then Elm BakeAway has naturally progressed into making celebration cakes and I absolutely love it. I've enjoyed learning new skills along the way and meeting wonderful people.
My Kitchen is a space that we built in our garage. It has been awarded with a 5* food hygiene rating from Wiltshire council. I'm also fully insured and have food hygiene and allergy training.
In 2022 my husband and I finally got to have our big wedding celebrations. We had an intimate covid restricted wedding 2 years prior at Salisbury registry office. Our big day was worth the wait and it was everything I ever dreamed of. I was crazy enough to make my own wedding cake!!
I think that's part of the reason why I'm currently working on my wedding cake portfolio which is what I'll be focusing on over the next year or so.
Thanks for reading