Independent business The Tiny Bakery is to cease trading from Saturday 2 September after operating for the last three years.

The Leicestershire-based bakery, which specialises in selling artisan breads, cakes and bespoke celebration cakes, announced the closure via its Facebook page, with the owners stating they would be hanging up their oven gloves and putting away the baking trays for the last time on 2 September.

“We’re very sad not to be able to keep our little bakery going any longer; we will miss it,” said owners Linzi Abraham and Alwyn Morris. “Parting is such sweet sorrow, as Shakespeare truly said.”

The co-owners urged its customers to visit the bakery to say its farewells and promised that any celebration cake orders placed after its closure would be completed.