Liverpool’s most popular cake baker, Laura Worthington a 42 year old mum of 4, who runs Laura’s Little Bakery from her home in Sandown Lane Wavertree suffered a devastating fire at her home yesterday morning from where she runs her thriving cake business. The mum of 4 woke at 7am this morning to her home engulfed in thick black smoke thought to have emanated from a defective microwave, although the cause is yet to be formally identified.
Despite the family surviving the terrible ordeal, Lauras partner Thomas Dodson and her daughter Phoebe Cowin needed hospital treatment for smoke inhalation and shock.
Laura has spent the past 10 years building up her reputation in the North West as a leading cake baker and designer and has worked tirelessly to build her thriving business. The fire has destroyed not only her home, furniture and many of the families possessions but also her baking and storage equipment, which has taken many years to amass along with all of her stock for her packed order book.
Laura said “Whilst I am obviously beyond relieved that my family are safe and they will always be my priority, to see your home and your business quite literally destroyed before you is something I will cannot describe and I am not sure how or when I will come to terms with this. Laura’s Little Bakery has been my dream business and one which has given my family everything they need. I have worked so hard for so long and this is a bitter and difficult blow to come to terms with. My loyal customers are so supportive and the thought of not being able to fulfil their orders is literally making the whole situation unbearable. I will do everything I can to make sure people re refunded and orders replaced locally with other cake bakers. I am still in shock and have no idea what the future holds. I am just grateful that my family are safe and I will most definitely be hugging them a little tighter as they go to bed this evening”.
Laura’s friend, Liz Taylor, has set up a Just Giving Page to help Laura, who has a reputation locally for her charitable nature as one of the founding members of Global Scouse Day and Donate a Cake initiative. Liz said “Laura and Tom are always looking to see how they can help other people and support needy causes, well now they need our support, so if you can put even the smallest donation in, it would be appreciated”.
If you would like to help Laura rebuild her home and her business, please see the link below:-