Canning Town baker inspired by TV cooking up a business
PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 February 2017
A mum-of-six has swapped the rush hour traffic to set up a cake-making business out of her kitchen.
Gemma Wiseman, of Liverpool Road, Canning Town, is following her dream of designing cakes for customers, without it taking too much time away from her children.
The 38-year-old left her teaching job at Sugarcraft, as there was nobody to look after her children or pick them up from school.
Now she has the best of both worlds with her new company Gem’s Delights.
“I’m a bit nervous, but hoping it’s going to go extremely well,” she explained.
“I’m also excited to see how it’s all going to go.”
The former Keir Hardie Primary School pupil only started baking five years ago after watching baking programmes on television.
It soon became her career as she landed a job at Sugarcraft.
“I was only at the job for about eight months when I had to give it up,” she said.
“I started doing my own cakes for a bit of fun, but I was getting more and more requests, so I just thought I would start it up as a business.”
Gemma has now got permission to operate out of her home and has had all the necessary food hygiene checks, but isn’t planning to run the business there forever.
“I would like to open a shop,” she said.
“I know cake making is quite big at the moment and there are a lot of people doing it, but all I can do is try.”
Visit Gem’s Delights on Facebook for more information.
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