Budding baker's plea for kitchen space

Budding baker's plea for kitchen space

Paul Miles

Budding baker's plea for kitchen space

An ambitious entrepreneur with a passion for baking has launched a desperate appeal to help solve her cake business crisis.

Nastasia Bishop gave up her office job in Maidenhead almost five months ago to pursue her dream of setting up her own bakery business.

But the 22-year-old, who has a passion for cooking up novelty cakes, has so far struggled to find a kitchen premises which will allow her to realise her goal.

The Trelawney Avenue resident now faces the possibility of having to give up on her dream. "I have just always loved cakes in general and making cup cakes," said Nastasia.

"The more I learn, the more I love it and the more I want to do it."

The former pupil of St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School in Langley Road started taking her hobby seriously about two years ago when she baked her first novelty cake.

"It just kind of exploded from there," added Nastasia, who has named her business Sweet Treasures Bakery.

"I just love cakes so much. To me it is something which brings happiness to people. I just get a great sense of satisfaction from it."

Having already designed her own website and set up the business, all Nastasia needs now is a place to start cooking. She is unable to use her own kitchen at home and has struggled to find anywhere else suitable.

Nastasia, who lives at home with her parents and sister and has also had the experience of running her own online jewellery boutique shop, has also been left frustrated by extortionate rent fees on any potential kitchen spaces.

"This has left me feeling absolutely devastated as without it, my dream is over." 

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