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Cakesmiths: bringing fantastic cakes to more people

Backing the management team to continue its organic growth strategy.

Cakesmiths is an independent manufacturer and supplier of artisan handmade cakes.

Deal type
  • Management buyout

Cakesmiths is an independent manufacturer and supplier of artisan handmade cakes. Based in Bristol, it supplies its range to a number of independent customers across the UK through its direct-to-market online platform. 

The business caters to a wide range of palates, including a broad vegan and very-low gluten range, and prides itself on exciting innovation and limited edition ‘small batch’ runs. Eight of its products received Great Taste Awards in 2021, including Billionaire’s Shortbread, Persian Love Loaf and Ultimate Carrot Cake.

Cakesmiths also uses industry-leading reusable and recyclable packaging to keep its products fresh when being distributed to its customers.

Building on its culture of passionate employees

LDC backed the management team in 2022 led by Managing Director Simon Harris and CEO Chris Ormrod – to continue to build on its success to date which has been made possible through its focus on creating a culture of involved employees, simply making great products.

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I’m very pleased to be partnering with an investor that is management-focused and backs our plans to provide more amazing cakes to even more people.”
Simon Harris, Managing Director
Cakesmiths