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Reputable Cake Shop, Baking School & Bakery For Sale

Felixstowe, Suffolk

  • Asking Price: £16,500 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £23,000 as of 2019, further financial can be made available upon request.

    Please quote reference B06531

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B06531

Hilton Smythe is delighted to present to the market Gemma’s Crafty Cakes, a much loved and enjoyed community business established in the area by our client 8 years ago.

Gemma’s Crafty Cakes is run solely by our client who makes personalised celebration cakes to order as well as offering cake making/biscuit making courses for classes up to 10 people.

The cake making classes are particularly popular for the key dates throughout the year such as Valentines, Mother’s day, Halloween, Easter and Christmas. Aa classes are held in the rear part of the shop and can comfortably cater for groups of up to 10.

Classes offered include - cake baking, cake decorating, biscuit & brownie baking.

Our client currently makes between 10-15 cakes per week (for birthdays & celebrations) and between 1-2 wedding cakes per month.

Following the closure of the bakery business next door, people have been asking for a number of bakery products. Our client has recently tested selling a number of tray slices and sausage rolls which have been selling out quickly!

We believe any new owner will have the ability to not only walk into a successful cake making business but also capitalise on the demand for freshly made bakery products.

There is no cafe/coffee shop along this busy parade, there is both space internally and on the front pavement area for customer seating. Making this already desirable business opportunity …..even more desirable!

Both the retail area and rear preparation areas are decorated to a very high standard with an excellent included list of assets.

We advise any new owner to add a new website as well as update the social media sites.

As you can see in the business photos attached, any new owner would spend in the region of £20,000 to create such a stunning unit. Our client is looking for a quick sale which will not only include the listed equipment, but the current goodwill also as well as the potential to add a further bakery/coffee shop business to the unit.

Key Selling Points -

  • 5-star Hygiene rating
  • Excellent reputation
  • 5-star Google reviews
  • Deceptively large shop
  • Run on a part time basis
  • Ideal for new bakery and coffee shop business
  • Very loyal customer base
  • Lots of cake designs & recipes included
  • Facebook - 1,923 followers
  • Low rent
  • New lease term to be offered
  • Nil business rates payable
  • Business handover offered
  • Desirable location
  • Free customer parking
Equipment list:

  • 2 domestic ovens
  • 3 wooden dressers
  • Kenwood chef mixer
  • Tall glass display cabinet
  • Wooden dining table and 4 chairs
  • 8 stools
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Large metal racking x2
  • 4 stainless steel work tables
  • A-board chalkboard
  • Kettle
  • Urn
  • Hand wash basin
  • Microwave
  • CCTV
  • Counter
  • Heater/air-con units
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Cake decorating tools and equipment (includes everything you would need to start up)
  • Enough kit to do classes for 10 people at a time, including knives, rolling pins, work boards.
Very rarely do businesses of this type and location come on to the open market and we therefore highly recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.

The business is run and managed by our client.

The business trading hours are as followed:

Monday - Closed

Tuesday to Friday - 10:00am - 14:00pm

Saturday - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Sunday - Closed

Gemma’s Crafty Cakes occupies a highly sought-after trading position along a busy parade of community focused shops on the High Road East in Felixstowe.

Other businesses on the parade include hairdressers, photographers, beauticians, butchers, antique shop as well a large SPAR convenience store with post office counter.

There was a popular bakery business located directly next door which due to retirement closed recently and  there is still high demand for fresh bakery goods in the area.

This part of Felixstowe is very affluent with many retired people looking to support local businesses that offer both fresh homemade products but also offer activities they can enjoy together as groups. 

High Road East links the nearby train station to Cliff road and seafront area.

The business benefits from free customer parking directly outside.

The premises is comprised of the following:

  1. Large pavement area - ideal for 2-3 customer tables
  2. Retail/ cake decorating display area - could easily include some customer tables
  3. Service counter
  4. Rear cake making area/preparation space
  5. Storage area
  6. Staff toilet facilities 

Tenure
We are advised the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis with a new 5 year lease available, the rent is £600 per month.

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