I spent my childhood in South Wales, and the early mornings were always filled with the comforting aroma of the kitchen. In that cozy space, my mother, Eileen, and grandmother, Irene, could often be found kneading dough for bread and warming the griddle for our beloved Welsh Cakes. I loved helping them cut the perfect circles of dough. To this day, the scent of allspice and cinnamon instantly transports me back to that kitchen brimming with love.
In our village, my mother used to take me to a quaint café that served tea, Welsh Cakes, and various sweet breads. They would fill each teapot with boiling water straight from their enormous "copper" kettle. As a child, I would enthusiastically declare to my mum, "One day, I'm going to open a bakery and name it Copper Kettle Bakery." We always harbored dreams of doing it together but living 3,000 miles apart made it seem like an impossible dream.
Sadly, my mother passed away in June of 2013, and shortly thereafter, I found myself unexpectedly laid off. My yearning for the taste of Welsh Cakes led me to start griddling them every morning for my sons, Miles and Noah. As I began sharing these delightful treats with neighbors and friends, requests for more poured in. It was at this point that I realized I had discovered my true calling. In the Fall of 2013, I officially founded Copper Kettle Bakery, a decision I've never regretted.
We sincerely hope that you relish our products as much as we delight in creating and sharing them with you. For more information about Welsh Cakes and our offerings, please take a moment to explore our videos.
We work with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients and use traditional, old-fashioned techniques to ensure the highest quality. Our goal is to make your taste buds happy! If you have questions or comments, please email us at info@CopperKettleBakery.com. Thank you so much for supporting our small business.