If you’ve followed me over a period of time, you’ll know that I love food, and I have a soft spot in particular for great cake and bread! The Tiny Bakery in Leicester and I go back a few years, but it’s only in the last 3 years that I’ve really gotten to know them and their delicious baked goods really well!
When the family and I visit The Tiny Bakery we have to exercise a little restraint as it’s easy to just buy 1 of everything because it looks sooo good. I would have to say that it’s almost impossible to have a ‘regular’ favourite, as with each visit there’s something new to enjoy!
Our latest order
Our last order included a regular brownie (aka gooey brownie as Benjamin calls it), Oatie Cookie which happens to be Vegan (aka flapjack cookie as Leonardo calls it), Creme Brûlée Danish and a Lemon Poppyseed Swirl. The breads in the picture above are a sourdough as supplied by Bisbrooke Artisans and a White Loaf baked in-house.
Amazing croissant-based bakes
It’s also fair to say that The Tiny Bakery are exceptional when it comes to baking anything, but in particular anything that’s croissant based. If you’re a regular viewer to The Great British Bake Off (Regular or Professionals), you know that the mark of a great croissant is the lamination. Laminated dough is a culinary preparation consisting of many thin layers of dough separated by butter, produced by repeated folding and rolling, and believe me when I say that theirs is the best I’ve had the pleasure of tasting.
I cannot begin to tell you how amazing their Cruffin (Croissant/Muffin hybrid creations) are and I’m not ashamed to say that my husband and I have in past weeks have chosen a cake each from their fine selection and shared a Chocolate twist too! Their range of brownie and blondie creations will stop you in your tracks they’re so good!
Our continued support during lockdown
When lockdown happened in the UK, as a family we decided that we would look to support local businesses. It made sense that if we wanted to be able to buy from a local bakery, it was even more important to show our support during these times so periodically we’d place orders. Along with one of our neighbours, we’d pool our families orders, place them online and I’d pop down to collected them on a Saturday. After the bakery pick-up we head out to one of our local parks for a walk and/or scoot and so, out of a really difficult time, a new family tradition was born.
I was delighted to see that The Tiny Bakery were still baking and operating under guidance provided by the government as regard to social distancing. Having followed them (stalked really) on social media, their Instagram page highlights the up and coming bakes. Customers email in with their orders for collection, or you can turn up on the day and buy what takes your fancy! It’s been a pleasure to support a great local business in these times and wonderful to see so many people enjoying baked goods in general!
Instilling the value of great cake
As a mum to my 5 year old twins, I’ve set out to show them the pleasures of food as I had when I grew up and never expose them to the whole ‘Mummy can’t eat cake because she’s dieting’. As a nutritionist I look to empower my clients and show them that nothing is off limits, but treats aren’t an every day occurrence as they seem to be in some cases, so when I have cake, I make sure it’s exceptional cake!
The proof in the pudding, or quality of bakes really is in the eating! And I can honestly say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed everything that we’ve brought. In 2018 I asked them to make a cake for my birthday and all I told them was the number of people it needed to serve and the flavour profiles I liked. They did the rest and it was totally amazing!
Why you should visit The Tiny Bakery
When you visit The Tiny Bakery you are greeted with a warm and friendly smile. I can’t help myself when I visit them and out comes my phone and I start taking pictures, so below is a selection of images that I’ve taken during my visits.
They have a varied selection that includes savoury products and caters for Vegans (the Chocolate cupcake int he images below is the one of their Vegan products and you’d never know it!). If you follow them on social media you can spend ages flicking through their bakes drooling and it’s impossible to choose your favourite (it’s like being asked to choose your favourite child!).
There are other bakeries in the area that my family and I purchase from, but undoubtably The Tiny Bakery are our favourite. The standard of baking is exceptional and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Click here to learn more about The Tiny Bakery.
My first introduction to this bakery
Many moons ago, 2004 to be exact, I married my husband in Leicestershire (at the time we lived in Surrey). We set about hiring local companies to provide their goods and services on our special day and we stumbled across a bakery. I remember driving up to Leicester and doing a tasting of the sponge and buttercream flavours that we’d shortlisted over the phone, and that bakery was The Tiny Bakery.
Back then it wasn’t The Tiny Bakery, but our wedding cake was baked in those very ovens. It was a rich chocolate cake with covered in white chocolate shards – the amount of grief I got from my future Mother in-law who has reminded us over the years that she doesn’t like chocolate cake! The plan was to have the hotel serve the wedding cake with little pots of cream, but that was the only thing to go wrong on the day!
Where To Buy
You can visit The Tiny Bakery in Leicester, click here for further details.
Please note, I have not been paid for this post. All products shown were purchased by me.