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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

Well! It's springtime again! Baking has already started for my 2024 shows, that start in April at Newcastle Racecourse.

Do check out the new events, particularly the new show at York Racecourse in September, organised by Dippy Designs. Unfortunately, I will be attending my nephew's wedding, which means I can't do the Congleton event this year.

See you soon!

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