A piece of cake for Lucy

mellon'Lucy Mellon at her cake and vintage cfrockery stal One For Luck in the Nichols Building, shalesmoor
mellon'Lucy Mellon at her cake and vintage cfrockery stal One For Luck in the Nichols Building, shalesmoor
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When cake-baking turned from hobby to obsession, Lucy Mellon decided she wanted a slice of self-employment.

The 22-year-old reduced her hours as a dispenser at the Wicker Pharmacy and set out her stall – a vintage tea party affair at the new antiques centre on Shalesmoor.

It’s laden with all things teatime; vintage china and crockery found at car boots and charity shops, teas blended by Sheffield company Tea Box, plus Lucy’s hand-made knitted tea cosies, cakes and jams. “I love baking but I’d over-faced friends and relatives so I had to do something,” says Lucy, Her jams follow 50-year-old family recipes which she says “work perfectly” and her baking ranges from cupcakes to Guinness cake. “I put almost a can of stout in it and the cream cheese topping looks like the foaming head,” she says.

Her One For Luck stall – named after a saying of her grandma’s – is at the Nichols Building, the old ELR Auction House. And this Saturday Lucy will be staging a traditionally British-themed stall at Mosborough Music Festival.