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About The Dessert Deli

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​The Dessert Deli was created by Laura Amos back in 2008, from a crazy idea she had in the midst of a recession. Not one to be put off by gruelling hard work, she had the determination to succeed & worked solidly, single handedly creating a well established brand known for quality, tasting 'Absolutely Amazing'

& fantastic customer service, always going out of her way for her customers which has in turn lead to her success and loyal custom over all these years.

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The Dessert Deli’s ethos of using the very best ingredients, plenty of them and lovingly hand making everything has led to her products being stocked in premium food halls over the years, including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Whole Foods Market and Fortnum & Mason.

Having once-in-a-lifetime opportunities including making tens of thousands of cupcakes for the London Olympics in 2012, publishing The Dessert Deli cookbook, being asked to appear on ITV This Morning with Holly & Phil, making a cake for HRH The Prince of Wales, as Patron of the BFI. As well as working with an array of fantastic corporate clients & local businesses.

 

Laura has been in the catering industry for 25 years and has a wealth of experience.

Starting her career at the age of 16 at Bournemouth & Poole catering college, she gained an apprenticeship with Michelin starred chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli. This lead to her first full-time job offer, running the pastry sections of Jean-Christophe Novelli’s prestigious, fine-dining restaurants. Having worked through the ranks of several prestigious London establishments, from Sous Pastry Chef at The Ivy to Head Pastry Chef at Le Caprice, and Head Chef at the award-winning artisan bakery, Popina. Running a large production team as well as being head of product development, creating products for Highgrove House, Daylesford Organic, and Sharpham Park to name a few.

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Baking gorgeous cakes & desserts since 2008

Since 2008 Laura has been freshly baking gorgeous cakes & desserts  from her 5* food hygiene rated kitchen in Clapham Junction SW11. Laura has worked at some of London's most prestigious restaurants. Supplied the London Olympics, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Whole Foods Market & Harvey Nichols with her products and has extensive expertise and skills ensuring each and every order is made with love  using the finest ingredients.

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A labour of love

Laura enjoys making bespoke custom cakes for special occasions and offers handmade decorations for the more personal touch. Or can also buy in inedible decorations if wanting to keep costs down. Cake toppers & sugar flowers are a labour of love, taking hours to create by hand, this means bespoke cakes are costed  individually depending on how much labour, detail & skill is required. You can see many examples of bespoke cakes here.

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Bespoke service

Laura prides herself on offering a very personal, bespoke service to her customers and this in turn keeps her very busy.  If she doesn't get straight back to you, please give her a couple days as she will probably be baking until all hours and replies to her emails in batches like her baking... Alternatively feel free to chase her on her mobile:  07973282566.

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Collection/ Delivery

Collection from the bakery in Clapham Junction is always preferred if possible. Orders are available to collect Monday afternoon to Saturday morning weekly, please give as much notice as possible to avoid any disappointment. Please give a minimum of two weeks notice as this is a one-woman show!  Deliveries are also possible via courier service at additional cost.

Pick up is always preferable for orders all prices given are for collection, once you place your order  we will send you a confirmation email for collection times. If you have not received this please give us a ring. We ask for a minimum 1 ~ 2 weeks notice as this is a one-woman show!  

Deliveries are also possible via courier service for an extra fee, just contact us here.

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