Cake Decorating Supply and Design Shop in Southampton
- Longstanding business
- Minimal competition
- Team of highly-experienced staff
- Nationwide clientele
- Lucrative revenue streams
This is an excellent opportunity to take on a multi-faceted cake supply and design shop situated in the bustling town of Hedge End, near Southampton.
Specialising in supplies for at-home cake decoration and the design of celebration cakes, the shop has been running for an impressive 25 years and has experienced booming business at the peak of its success. Recognised as the go-to cake makers in the area, the store enjoys a loyal customer base who favour the business for its diverse cake-related offering. Despite its lengthy existence, the business has kept up with modern trends in baking and has extended its offering to allow customers to bring their creations to life.
The business also makes cakes for a whole host of occasions including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and retirement, as well as supplying equipment to ensure cake making is as easy as possible. Other revenue streams such as hiring out tins and cutting polystyrene for fake cakes have also proven very popular and generated significant income.
Presented with a team of highly-experienced, welcoming staff and a brilliant location on a busy parade, the right owner would be able to easily develop the business and continue generating profit.
The business trades from a large open-plan, retail shop which showcases a huge collection of cake making accessories throughout. To the side is a cake showroom, previously used as a classroom, which can seat 17 people and has its own customer toilet and kitchen facilities. A small office and cooking area are also included, with a cloakroom, staff toilet and back door out to the rear yard.
All equipment comes with the sales of the business, including a Hobart mixer and oven which still work extremely well, as well as a large selection of cake tins.
The current owner would be willing to stay on for a transitional period as required, in order to bring the new owner up to speed with business operations.
This well-established cake making and accessories business has an outstanding reputation both near and far and is ideally located. Perfect for a cake enthusiast, possibly with experience in the retail sector, would be able to grow the business further.
Having done cake decorating and making courses in the past, there is potential to reintroduce these given the classroom space and expertise of the staff. Additionally, as the business has not actively done any marketing for years, excluding its Facebook presence, receiving custom mainly by word of mouth recommendation and passing trade, the new owner could implement further marketing campaigns to increase exposure.
- Town location
- Affluent area
- High footfall
- Residential area
- Free car parking nearby
- No local competition