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About Us

  • Karen’s Cakes first opened up shop in 1987 and ever since Karen Burton has been baking and decorating cakes for all those special occasions as well as selling cake decorating supplies to both home and professional cake decorators. In 2017 we are excited to be celebrating our 30th anniversary!

    Our mission statement

For the home decorator – to inspire and support home and professional decorators using our vast knowledge and experience to help them make the right purchases for their own cakey creations.

Cakes to order – to bake and decorate unashamedly stylish, deliciously moreish cakes for all occasions.


“Cake decorating has been my passion for well over 30 years!” says Karen, “and I think it’s fair to say that In this time I have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience that I use every day to make Karen’s Cakes the very best there is! My craft is my life and I have drawn many people into that world over the years, I am also proud to say that over the past few years I have been a regular expert contributor to the international part-work magazines, My Cake Decorating and Something Sweet”.

There are 2 different sides of Karen’s Cakes, The Cakery and The Shop

The Cakery

We have a portfolio of beautiful contemporary designs from cupcakes to wedding cakes, all ready for you to personalise and order either online, by phone or in our shop in Bishop’s Stortford.  We also offer a bespoke service.

All of our cakes are baked and decorated on site too tried and tested fool proof recipes which have excellent keeping and cutting qualities. We believe in keeping it simple and so stick with the classics! We also offer gluten/wheat free cakes or dairy free cakes.

The Shop

Where it all happens! We are very proud of our little shop, its packed full with of all those cakey things that make Karen’s Cakes so special, a magical emporium full of baking smells, hand-made sugar decorations, essential cake decorating equipment, supplies and of course, lots and lots of cakes!! ….oh alright, they’re dummy cakes not ones you eat but they sure do look good!