National Cupcake Week

  Last week was National Cupcake Week, so I decided we just had to share some information on our cupcakes over at Thomas the Baker. As you can see in the pictures, all of our cupcakes are hand piped and decorated. What you might not realise is that they are even hand piped by a Thomas family member herself – the young lady in the photos is my younger sister, Beth, who is currently working full time in ‘Confec’, as it is colloquially known in the bakery. One of her everyday tasks is to load up a piping bag full with delectable butter icing and use a steady hand to form the perfect swirls. The range of cupcakes is constantly evolving, with new designs being thought up all the time by our development team, including a celebrity chef (more on that at a later date though!). Unfortunately our cupcakes are not currently available to buy online, so if you want to get…

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Cheese straws available to bake at home

We’ve been very lucky recently to get some great press coverage for an up and coming release on our online store, including The York Press,, and even Hebrides News Today. If you took a look at those links, you might have guessed what that new release is: yes, one of our most popular and long-lived products, the cheese straw will be available for purchase from our Thomas the Baker online store! From tomorrow evening (Friday 13th – hope that’s not auspicious!), the cheese straws will be available to buy frozen from the website to bake at home. They will come with instructions on how to bake them to perfection yourself, and we’re treating our lovely blog readers to 10% off purchases of cheese straws! All you need to do is register at the website, add the cheese straws to your basket, and enter Straws10 at the checkout.   The cheese straws have taken a somewhat unusual route to reach…

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Welcome to the Thomas the Baker blog

Welcome to the Thomas the Baker blog! My name is Sian Thomas, daughter of Simon, granddaughter of John and Valerie, who along with my uncle, Gareth, started up Thomas the Baker more than 30 years ago. They’ve decided to get a bit closer to their customers via the internet and asked me to get involved, so I’m going to be bringing you a bit of news, some updates from the craft bakery including new products and shops news. But we’re also going to get a bit more interesting than that and include other exciting things such as interviews with staff members and local chefs, some tutorials on how to create or use some of our products, and answering any questions you’ve got about Thomas’ or baking in general. So a little about the bakery to get you started. As I mentioned, it was more than 30 years ago that the bakery started up at my grandparents’ house with my dad…

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