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Welcome to Cakes Direct from The Lodge!


We have been baking the fruit cakes for ten years and mastered the Yorkshire Parkin back in 2012. My parkin was inspired by my Dad's quest to try and buy traditional Homemade Yorkshire Parkin as oaty and moist as his mother used to bake. And that, surprisingly, is hard to find even here in Halifax in Yorkshire!

Latest News

We are pleased to see life returning to normal and that we can start exhibiting again. In addition to the Ripley Castle Summer Fair, we intend to go to the Living North Christmas Fair at York Racecourse 11th - 14th November and the Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair 2nd - 5th December.


Meanwhile, we have launched a range of gift boxes which are suitable for a variety of occasions. Go to our shop page to send one to a friend or loved one.

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 2021:

Living North Christmas Fair

We will be exhibiting at the Living North Christmas Fair at York racecourse from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th November 2021. We can't wait to see you all again and to launch our range of gift boxes which will make perfect Christmas presents.

You can find out more here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair

Come and join us from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th December 2021 at the Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair being held in Hall 1, the Great Yorkshire Showground, North Yorkshire. This used to be held at Ripley Castle but this is a new location that provides better car parking facilities and more space to walk around in.

Find out more here. We'll see you there!

Telephone: 01484 720 761

© James Burnham 2021