Chesterfield cake queen Phyllis rises to challenge of teaching kids how to bake

Phyllis Bown with one of her cake creations.
Phyllis Bown with one of her cake creations.
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An entrepreneur has risen to the challenge of teaching youngsters how to bake.

Phyllis Bown has launched a new studio at her Chesterfield business to hold baking workshops for children.

Evie Hill, left, and Lily Kendall, both five, show off their decorated cupcakes which they created with the help of Phyllis.

Evie Hill, left, and Lily Kendall, both five, show off their decorated cupcakes which they created with the help of Phyllis.

Phyllis, who owns Harriet’s Couture Cakes on Chatsworth Road, said: “I’m really passionate about baking. Both my grandmothers taught me to bake.

“My grandmother Harriet was an excellent baker and taught me a lot of my baking skills, including bread making, pastry dishes, cakes and many homemade recipes.

“My grandmother Eileen taught me other baking skills which made delicious dishes.

“I’m eternally grateful that I had such good mentors who helped me with my passion for baking – and now I want to pass on my skills to other children.”

Leo White, five, is another cake maker who can't resist having a little try.

Leo White, five, is another cake maker who can't resist having a little try.

Visit www.harrietscouturecakes.co.uk for more details.

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Annie Carlisle, six, shows off her finished cupcake.

Annie Carlisle, six, shows off her finished cupcake.

Phyllis helps Freddie Carlisle, four, with his cupcake decorating project.

Phyllis helps Freddie Carlisle, four, with his cupcake decorating project.

Five-year-old Evie Hill can't resist a taste of her cupcake.

Five-year-old Evie Hill can't resist a taste of her cupcake.