Blanche Bakery began as a vegan cake pop-up store a year ago. Now the business will open its first permanent location this autumn.
Amy-Rose Hopkins, 21, and Remed Aran, 24, who started the pop-up venture a year ago, supply some of the city’s best-loved independent cafes and shops.
The pair has secured a business loan to cover costs, however, have started a crowdfunding effort to raise money for fixtures and fittings in the new store.
If successful, Blanche Bakery will open this autumn, hoping to fill a gap within the independent coffee shop market.
“This is a huge opportunity, not just for us but for multiple communities in Cardiff,” says Amy-Rose.
“Our coffee shop will be a friendly space with a relaxed atmosphere that anyone can enjoy, be they vegans or not.”
“We were shortlisted for the Best Vegan Cakes title at the 2017 Vegan Awards, and have seen great business success, so we know that we have the products to make people smile.”
“We’re asking people to support us in raising funds so that we can serve our treats and build friendships within the wider community in the city.”
The crowdfunding campaign is running until July 26, with rewards including afternoon tea and celebration cakes available for those who pledge towards the cause.