Georgia takes leap of faith to get cake business cooking

Georgia Claxton of Lutton with some of her cupcakes and celebration cakes.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Georgia Claxton of Lutton with some of her cupcakes and celebration cakes. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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The fittingly named Puddingpoke Lane, Lutton, is home to catering entrepreneur Georgia Claxton (19) who has spotted a gap in the market for her bakery business.

Puddingpoke Puds was started by Georgia earlier this month after she finished a three-year catering and 
hospitality course at Boston College.

Georgia has been encouraged by support so far from family friends and customers in nearby Long Sutton where the appetite for the teenager’s cupcakes, designer cakes and puddings has the potential for growth.

“I studied catering for three years at Boston College and when I finished this summer, I thought ‘why not give it a shot?’

“I love baking and I’m always watching cooking shows on TV with my mum, so I started to get my name out there and checked to see if I was allowed to run my business from home.

“My family has been amazing with their support and they know how badly I want the business to work.”

Georgia’s love of baking grew whilst studying food technology at Spalding High School and her skills were rewarded with success in several cookery competitions, including first prize in the OnLincolnshire Big Cook-Along last September.

“When I was studying food technology at Spalding High School, I realised this was what I wanted to do as a career,” Georgia said.

“Then I learned front-of-house and in-house catering at college before, in my final year, specialising in cakes and patisserie.

“I had an amazing time at Boston College, my lecturers were brilliant, the chefs were amazing and the course was great.”

Georgia has her own website www.puddingpokepuds.co.uk where potential customers can find creations such as Eton Mess and black coffee cupcakes, dog birthday cake and croquenbouche.

“The business has started off really well, I’ve had quite a few orders for cakes and, hopefully, I’m starting to make a name for myself,” Georgia said.

“People in the area have been amazing with their support and wishing me luck.

“But it’s my name and my business which is on the line.”