Mum launches cake company

NILABE110620a2, Ilkeston woman Kerryann Hobbs is starting her own business making cakes.
NILABE110620a2, Ilkeston woman Kerryann Hobbs is starting her own business making cakes.

CUPCAKES and all things sweet are the basis of an Ilkeston mum’s new bakery business.

Kerryann Hobbs, 37, is starting up Can’t Resist Cakes in a bid to beat her battle with depression which she has suffered on and off for 20 years.

The mum of two told the Advertiser: “I’d been training to be a mental health nurse and was within two months of completing the course when I had to have a hysterectomy.

“I tried to go back and complete the course after but I just couldn’t.

“Working with people that were so down was getting me down as well and I realised I just couldn’t do it.

“I don’t regret the course because if I hadn’t done it I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

Kerryann’s children Kieran, 17, and Freya, six, have supported her throughout and even helped set up the new business.

“I’ve got Kieran setting me up a website and Freya’s going to be helping me when we launch the business.”

Can’t Resist Cakes will take up a stall on Ilkeston’s Market Place on Saturday, June 25, from early morning until 5pm.

They will be handing out free tasters, running a cupcake-themed raffle and taking their first official orders.

Kerryann added: “I’m really excited about the business and can’t wait to get properly started.

“I never thought I’d be setting up my own business but I’m really glad I am.

“I used to bake as a bit of a hobby but when people started complementing me on my cakes I just thought why not?

“I enjoy making them and I plan to offer cake making workshops to get other people baking too.

“By next year I’d like to run a shop but that all depends on how running the business from home goes first.”