Cuckoo’s Bakery to open second city centre shop
Cuckoo’s Bakery opens its second Edinburgh shop, in Bruntsfield, on Saturday 18th April 2015, at 10am. This follows on from the success of its first cake shop and tea room in Dundas Street, which opened in 2011.
The Bruntsfield cake shop will specialise in layer cakes, as well as offering Cuckoo’s infamous cupcakes, brownies, scones and a wide range of tray bakes. It will reflect the bespoke style of the Dundas Street shop, similarly featuring vintage furniture. The Bruntsfield shop, however, with its retro décor and 1950s style coffee machine, aims to offer customers a nostalgic, retro feel.
The team at Cuckoo’s Bakery uses only the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients to craft the most imaginatively designed, flavoursome cakes. With their bakers in Leith starting work at 1am, all cakes are freshly baked daily, by hand, setting them apart from much of the competition. In 2014, industry experts recognised the quality and uniqueness of the Cuckoo’s Bakery product when they won the ‘Best Cake in Scotland’ award at the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards 2014, for their raspberry and white chocolate cupcake.
Cuckoo’s Bakery is owned by Graham Savage and Vidya Sarjoo, friends who met working in London. Graham says: “We are really excited about opening our new shop and expanding our Edinburgh presence. We want to offer customers something slightly different to our Dundas Street shop so the focus is on the new shop being more of a ‘cake wonderland’ where customers can order celebration layer cakes, or sit in and enjoy a choice of loose leaf teas and cakes.
Vidya says: “We try to push the boundaries when it comes to producing innovative cakes, especially our seasonal cakes, and our customers are extremely passionate about our products. Due to very positive feedback and high demand the second store was an obvious decision. Our team works extremely hard every day to help make our high-quality products stand out.”
Cuckoo’s Bakery’s new shop is located at 116 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh. On Wednesday 22nd April an invitation-only launch night will mark the opening of the new shop with goodie bags, cupcake and tea tasting sessions and the chance to meet the owners.
Written by Fiona Vernon
17 April 2015