Founded in 2015, the Wild Flour Cake Company has risen from Jessica’s kitchen table to a custom-made bakery on Timsbury Farm in Bath. After working in a variety of coffee shops, Jessica realised that the cakes were often heavily reliant on flavourings, preservatives and sugar. With support from the Prince’s Trust charity, she began her mission to transform the quality of the coffee shop cake with interesting natural flavours and free-from ranges.
Humble pie beginnings
The first cakes were created around the kitchen table in Somerset, with a hand whisk, Aga oven and grandmother’s cake tins. It has grown organically supplying local cafes and farmer’s markets. Now the bakery has it's very own custom made space on a farm in Timsbury, just south of Bath. This was done by turning empty units into commercial kitchens specially designed for cakes.
The mixers and ovens are larger now, but the bakery combines traditional baking techniques with modern thinking.
WE PUT LOVE FIRST
Whether that be love for others or for yourself. We know that life is full of challenges which makes it so important to sometimes stop and take time for a treat. There is no better way to say, ‘I love you’ than with the gift of food.
We believe great food starts from choosing the right ingredients. We source the best ingredients from our local area including free-range eggs from The Good Egg Co, or organic flour from Shipton Mill or Sharpham Park organic spelt. We prefer wholesome ingredients never substitute for margarine. We don’t like to give our loved ones nasty preservatives or chemicals, so we keep it simple and leave these out.
Next is choosing the right recipe, so every recipe goes through a long period of testing, retrying and testing again until we reach a beautifully balanced cake that makes people drool. Yes, drooling is the aim of the game.
How we do things
We are a young, experienced team of bakers, brought together by a shared obsession of cake. We are constantly interested in the new trends, ingredients and flavour combinations, but would never make a cake just because it is fashionable, only because it is the best.
We adore baking with ingredients that are in season. Naturally your appetite and taste for different flavour changes and we think our cakes should reflect this. Our product list is always evolving to bring in new flavours, whilst our core range of long standing best sellers will always be available.
Putting love first means that we care about the wider impact we have on people, animals and the planet. We only use sustainably sourced palm oil. We reduce our use of plastic whenever possible. All of our packaging is fully recyclable. Our cakes come in simple cardboard kraft boxes which our customers can give back to us to recycle responsibly.
Our biggest joy is seeing friends laughing together in a café around slices of our delicious cake. We think these moments are so important.
We create memorable cakes for memorable moments.