RESULT of the 2013 Christmas Prize Draw

The 2013 Petescakes Christmas Prize draw was drawn by Mr M Edwards and the lucky prize winners were as follows:-
1st prize an 8" Christmas cake won by Karen Gould (678)
2nd prize a 6" Christmas cake won by Georgina Cooper (705)
3rd Prize a 4" Christmas cake won by Joy Tune (728)
4th prize a 4" Christmas cake won by Norah Jones (735)

Congratulations to all the above winners.
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RESULT of the 2012 Christmas Prize Draw

Congratulations go the following customers who won a prize in the Petescakes 2012 Prize Draw. The winning tickets were drawn by Mrs Gillian Pejic.
1st prize, an 8" iced and decorated Christmas cake, was won by Mrs Nicola Jackson with ticket No 624.
2nd prize, a 6" iced and decorated Christmas cake, was won by Mrs Hannah Lowe with Ticket No 633.
3rd prize, a pair of 4" iced and decorated Christmas cakes, was won by Mrs Jane Patrick with Ticket No 571.
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RESULT of the 2011 Christmas Prize Draw

Congratulations go to Claire Snell who won the 8 inch iced and decorated Christmas cake in this years FREE prize draw with ticket number 406 which was drawn by Mr S J Rotchell. Claire will be collecting her cake later this week. May I also take this opportunity to thank everyone for their custom and to wish customers old and new a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Barclays Trading Places 2009

Barclays Trading Places 2009

In April this year, after again being persuaded to enter for this years event, I was lucky enough to win a place in the top 100 in Barclays Trading Places Awards 2009. Backed by the Government, the awards acknowledge those who have overcome hurdles to start a business, and have turned their lives around for themselves and their families.

Petescakes Top 8 business in the Western region!

Petescakes Top 8 business in the Western region!

In June 2008, I was encouraged by The Job Centre Plus to apply for the Barclays Trading Places Award 2008. Pete's Cakes was selected as one of the Top Eight Businesses in the Western Region and my wife and I attended the awards ceremony on the 8th July at the Chateau Impney Hotel, in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, where I received the certificate from Neil Butler, Barclay's Regional Director for Western and Wales.

This was followed up by an interview with Dan Tierney on the 'Pete Morg.....

Pete awarded by the Learning and Skills Council!

Pete awarded by the Learning and Skills Council!

On the 12th March 2008, after being nominated by Business Initiative, I was lucky enough to win 'A Learning and Skills Council and European Social Fund, Stars for Skills Achievement Award' in the 'Best Re-Trainer' category.

The award was presented by BBC's Ashley Blake at the Molineux Football Stadium, Wolverhampton. This was followed up with a feature about 'Pete's Cakes' in the Evening Sentinel on 9th April 2008.

The Early Days

People often ask 'How and why did you start cake decorating?' and 'Have you always done it?'

To answer the second question first --- No, I have only been baking and decorating cakes as a hobby since 2002, but I have always been fascinated to see the cakes and decorations that other people create from seemingly nothing more than a few ingredients, some marzipan and some icing.

I suppose it all started with my mum and dad. Mum was always baking a Fruit cake, Chocolate cake o.....