The Handmade Cake Company, officially opened its new factory in Gardner Road, Maidenhead, in a double celebration to mark its 25th Birthday.

The new premises which is only a mile and a quarter down the road from its old one, now gives the company the extra space they need and is nearly two thirds bigger than the old site, going from 12,000 square ft to 32,000.

Handmade, which produce over 4,000 cakes a day, signed the lease for the new premises on the last day of August 2007 and had 8 months to gut the existing building, formerly a printworks, before renovating it into a bakery.

“We just kept the outer shell of the building, everything else is new,” explained Michael Wheeler, bakery director and one of the three partners of the business.

It was officially opened by Anne and Andrew Perry, who opened the original bakery 25 years ago, with the words: “God bless her and all who work in her”.

The Handmade Cake Company currently employ 110 staff and produce whole cakes and traybakes which it sells to the foodservice industry.