Lord’s Cricket Ground is stocking the Exquisite Handmade Cakes’ range in public retail areas. The move follows the selection of the company’s cakes by Sodexo Prestige for six coffee shops at the RHS Chelsea Flower.
A selection of gateaux, cakes, muffins, shortbreads and sweet slices will be crafted by the Leeds-based Exquisite Handmade Cakes team. In total, the company expects to supply the 507,000 guests expected to attend Lord’s and Chelsea over the 2013 summer.
Built in 1814, Lord’s Cricket Ground has a match day capacity of 28,500 spectators. With nine bars positioned around the Ground, the world famous cricket ground hosts over 60 days of action every summer, including Test Matches and One Day International fixtures. Exquisite Handmade Cakes has been contracted by the Ground’s owners, Marylebone Cricket Club, to supply the public retail outlets within Lord’s with a range of summer gateaux and muffins.
Viv Parry, founder of Exquisite Handmade Cakes, said: “It’s testament to our team’s creativity, passion, and product quality – that our cakes have been selected by the finest bastions of British ‘afternoon tea’ such as Lord’s Cricket Ground and Chelsea Flower Show.
“With all of our products, when crafting our ranges our ethos has been simple. We want to hand-make products with the finest ingredients to the highest possible standard. We hope that all guests at each venue will agree that they look delicious and taste utterly exquisite.”
Crafted by hand by Exquisite Handmade Cakes, all cakes are said to be made to traditional recipes with a modern twist.
The products which will be supplied to Lord’s are:
- Gateaux: Passion Fruit, Chocolate Fudge, Lemon Drizzle, Toffee Millionaires, Victoria Sponge
- Muffins: blueberry, chocolate, lemon & toffee muffins
Exquisite Handmade Cakes supplied the following products to the Chelsea Flower Show:
- Cakes: Lemon Drizzle, Victoria Sponge, Orange and Polenta
- Sweet slices: Almond, Chocolate Caramel, Raspberry Coconut, Chocolate Orange Brownie, Rocky Road
- Mini-loafs: Ginger
- Flapjacks: Seeded
- Shortbread: Cherry, Chocolate Caramel