Our Cakes went to Bristol

CakesLast week, some of our cakes travelled all the way to Bristol when one of our customers decided that they wanted to take Grace’sBakery tray bakes back with them to serve up at a speaker event at the University of Bristol. The attendees enjoyed some of our gooey chocolate chip fudge brownies, fluffy apple and toffee sponge, caramel slices, fruity flapjacks and sticky strawberry jam slices! CakesWe’re told that by the end of the event, they were completely cleared out. Obviously Bristolians are partial to a bit of cake!  

If you fancy serving up some of our cakes at your do, then give any of our shops a ring and we can help you find the best treats for you!

What says & I love you & better than Red Velvet?

Jammy HeartRed Velvet CupcakeIt’s that time of year where card shops and supermarkets are stocking their shelves with hearts, fluffy bears and lots of pink things. Here at Grace’s, we think it’s the time of year for more cake. What says ‘I love you’ better than a soft and fluffy red velvet cupcake topped with vanilla icing? Sponge not your thing? Why not try one of our ‘jammy hearts’ made from delicious shortbread and dusted with icing sugar? Beautiful.

For 99p per cupcake and 65p per heart, you can’t go wrong. Happy Valentines!

Take-away prices only. For eat-in price please ask a member of staff. Subject to availability.

Our Christmas Deal is here!

Christmas Deal Baby, it’s cold outside!

Warm yourself up with our new Christmas Deal! Grab any large hot drink and get yourself one of our hand made Brandy Mince Pies for just 40p! That’s a large Latte and a festive treat for just £2.20, bargain.

Please note that this is the Take-away price. A Large latte and mince pie to Eat-in is £2.41.

Im Dreaming of a Tasty Christmas…

Christmas TreatsWe’re feeling all festive over here at Grace’s! Here are some of our favourites from our range of Christmas treats.

Christmas Muffin: £1.25
Rum Truffle: 85p
Brandy Mince Pie: 90p
Gingerbread Santa: £1.25
Lemon Vodka Melts: 90

Visit us in store to see the rest of our tasty Christmas treats!
Please note that these are Take-Away prices. For Eat-in prices please ask a member of staff. 

Why should we shop locally?

As the perfect contrast to the brawl-filled “Black Friday” last week, yesterday a grass-roots campaign encouraged everyone to shop locally and support small businesses in their area. Every year, the first Saturday of December has been dubbed “Small Business Saturday” as a bid to promote the estimated 5.2 million1069226_552433784816176_1348909561_n local businesses around the country.

So, why should we choose to spend our money at these local businesses rather than at big brand chain stores? In short, by buying our fruit and veg from the greengrocers, our meat from the butchers, and our bread from the bakers we can boost the local economy, lower our carbon foot-print and even create more jobs. 

Research has found that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business around 63p stayed in the local economy compared to 40p with a larger business. This is because the owners of small businesses reinvest their profits into community such as using local contractors for builds and repairs and using produce from local farms. It is also because the owners actually live  and spend their own money within the community unlike those of multinational corporations.

Studies have also found that places that have high streets with thriving independent businesses have house prices that are 17% higher than comparable areas with proportionally fewer independent traders. Not to mention that small local businesses are also the largest employer nationally. This means that in our communities they provide the most jobs to residents; by shopping with them you are encouraging creation of jobs for people in your community.

The benefits get even better when you consider environmental impacts. By buying local produce you are getting products that take a shorter journey to get to you; in other words it takes less fuel to go from the farm down the road than from another country. Also, local businesses are more likely to use local products themselves instead of spending money on the costly transportation of goods. Buy local – save the environment. 

So, why not? Shop local this Christmas!