Barnstaple cake maker Emma Watts of Harri-Dens Cakes makes her 100th anniversary special for Children’s Hospice South West.

A BARNSTAPLE mum who had to give up work after suffering a back injury has cooked up a new career for herself.

Emma Watts, aged 31 from Roundswell, has always enjoyed baking and started up her home based business Harri-Dens Cakes in May.

What began as a couple of cakes for finds quickly took off in a flurry of icing and she has since had 120 orders.

To mark her 100th cake order, Emma created one especially for Children’s Hospice South West and presented it to staff at Little Bridge House in Fremington.

In fact, whenever she attends a local event or craft fair, Emma always takes any cakes left over to the hospice for children and staff to enjoy.

Sally Norden, sibling worker at Little Bridge House said: “This beautiful cake is such a wonderful gift for children coming to stay with us– for the children who are so poorly and also for their brothers, sisters and parents, not to mention the staff! Emma has brought yummy joy to Children’s Hospice South West, this is a really special kindness and has put a smile on all our faces.”

Emma’s highly decorative themed creations already include character cakes, themed cakes, frogs on a lily pad and even a suitcase.

Now Emma is determined to improve even more and has just enrolled on two decorative cake courses.

See more of Emma’s creations at www.harri-dens.co.uk or contact her on 07427 602446.