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Welcome to Cakes Direct from The Lodge!


We have been baking the fruit cakes for ten years now and mastered the Yorkshire Parkin back in 2012. The parkin was inspired by my Father-in-law's quest to buy traditional Homemade Yorkshire Parkin that was as oaty and moist as his mother used to bake. We have successfully used her recipe (dating back to the early 1900's) to create a firm favourite!
Annette started the business back in 2012, but now Paul has taken over baking responsibilities and has added a range of chocolate products that are gaining popularity.

Latest News

As spring approaches, the Lodge kitchen has sprung into life ready for our events in 2023. We are exhibiting at more events this year, and will start at the Living North Live event in Newcastle in May. Next we will return to the Congleton Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 11th June. The range of chocolate bars now extends to 20 bars and soon there will be Nutella truffles!

Check out the shop for the new flavours.

Where it's made:

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Our kitchen where we started 'Cakes Direct...from The Lodge' in October 2012 with the support and encouragement of friends, colleagues and every member of our family.

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Smith House Lodge is part of the Smith House estate with some buildings dating back to the 1400's! Situated in Lightcliffe near Halifax, the Lodge has been our family home for 15 years.

Events in 2024:

Living North Newcastle

19th - 21st April, Newcastle Racecourse

Find out more here.

Hooton Pagnell Summer Fete

Sunday 7th July

Find out more here.

Dippy Designs York Summer Event

28th - 29th September

Find out more here.

Living North Christmas Fair Newcastle

24th - 27th October, Newcastle Racecourse

Find out more here.

Living North Christmas Fair York

14th - 17th November, York Racecourse

Find out more here.

Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair Harrogate

28th November - 1st December, Great Yorkshire Showground

Find out more here.

Telephone: 01484 720 761

© James Burnham 2024