This bustling town lies just 7 miles south-east of Manchester where the River Goyt and Tame merge into the famous River Mersey, spanned since 1840 by the iconic Stockport Viaduct.
Stockport played an important role in the industrial revolution, it was home to one of the first mechanised silk factories in Britain and cotton and silk production put the town firmly on the map.
But the town became truly famous as the centre of the British hatting industry, which flourished here in the 19th Century. In fact, the last hat works in Stockport only closed in 1997. Hats have always been an important part of British culture – think of the royal family, Ascot, and any British wedding! – and so this hard working town proudly claims a very significant role in the heritage of this most British of traditions!
This is celebrated at Hat Works, Britain’s only hatting museum with lovingly restored Victorian machinery on the factory floor and over 400 hats on display!
Another fascinating era for the town, 1940’s wartime, can be explored at Stockport’s Air Raid Shelters. Built in 1939 the mile long network of tunnels were the largest purpose-built air raid shelters in the country, designed to accommodate 3,850 people. You can really feel the spirit of life on the Home Front!
When it comes to British traditions, our favourite of them all is without doubt a nice cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake! Tea time is simply the best time and we all deserve a little break and a tasty treat as we are sure all our new friends in Stockport will agree!
We couldn’t help but be impressed by this town with its strong work ethic and creative flare. We share that passion to graft and create something fabulous. And so we resolved to kit out our gingerbread baker in his best Sunday hat, and send our vans weaving through the streets of Stockport, delivering our colourful creative cakes to its residents.
Yes we are the Brilliant Bakers, our team of cake Designers and Bakers work hard to bring you new and exciting creations for all of life’s celebrations.
We firmly believe that cake is for life, not just for birthdays! There are so many reasons to make a brilliant impression with one of our delicious cakes; Birthday Cakes, anniversary cakes, christenings, get well soon cakes, religious cakes, new baby or retirement cakes, and even your wedding cake, we have over 500 designs to choose from which means that there is something to suit every taste and age range!
We are constantly working hard to develop innovative ideas for exciting themed cakes to make a brilliant impact on your party guests. So behind the scenes, along with the icing sugar there are a lot of fun ideas flying about, brain storming designs. Our NEW Fortnite cake and cupcakes are sure to go down a storm with all gaming fans! Other popular designs include our Harry Potter Cake, Pokemon Go Cake, Paw Patrol Cake, Star Wars Cake, Frozen Cake, Princess Cake, and whole array of brilliant adult birthday cake designs and many more.
It has taken us over two years to develop and patent protect our packaging systems to ensure our exciting and creative cakes get to you safely. Our clever and secure recyclable packaging guarantees your cake arrives looking simply brilliant.
We have crafted our recipes with exquisite flavours for you to choose from. Our Genoese vanilla sponge is filled with a delicious buttercream and jam. We offer a delightful gluten free vanilla sponge cake so that no one is ever left without cake at the party, and a sumptuous chocolate fudge cake - a top to toe chocolatey masterpiece, and our latest addition a divinely rich red velvet cake.
We deliver Monday to Friday and your cake will keep perfectly fresh delivered on a Thursday or Friday for the following weekend and we can deliver to your home, office or neighbour if you are out, which makes enjoying freshly baked cake as easy as pie.
Our free delivery service operates from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday, and we will text you in advance to give you notice of when we are arriving so you can pop to the shops, or you can request delivery before 10am or 12 noon Monday to Friday.
So Stockport, hats off to you, the most industrious of people! Get the kettle on, await the ding-dong of the doorbell and enjoy a well deserved break with a cake from the Brilliant Bakers!