In the run-up to brighter spring days, with afternoon teas under blue skies and garden parties starting to enter our consciousness, many will be looking to put their cake-making skills to the test. For most occasions, a classic Victoria Sponge will do, perhaps an indulgent chocolate cake, or, if you’re feeling fancy, you might try your hand at a red velvet. But when the occasion calls, you may want to turn your attention to the professionals, the home of the shaggy cake, The Palms Bakery in Manchester.
Nestled among shipping containers at Pollard Yard in New Islington, Manchester, you’ll find yummy retro designs, the entire spectrum of colours, and showstoppers you could never have even dreamed of. From a RuPaul Manchester Pride charity cake, to cheeky messages piped beautifully for loved ones (“Hot Mum s***” being one of many), and decadent ‘goth’ cakes, there’s something for everyone.
As well as being able to order and personalise cakes, and have them delivered if you so wish, the bakery hosts classes on the piping skills shown on their Instagram – so you can perfect the ultimate shaggy cake, a skill that’ll last you a lifetime! No gatekeeping here!
Palms also do wedding cakes, so if you’re looking for something extra quirky for your big day, this place is a dream come true. Who wouldn’t want a wedding cake laden with disco balls, three tiers high, topped with a golden Cupid? And speaking of romance, the cakes are a winner for Valentine’s Day too, with cute heart designs being one of the specialties at The Palms Bakery Manchester.
A hidden jewel in Manchester’s crown, find The Palms Bakery on Instagram to see what they’re all about, as well as keeping up to date with prices, offers, and new insane designs.
The bakery is located at Unit 103, Pollard Yard, Manchester, M40 7SL for collection.