Our Story


"Hi.. We're Laura and Tommy, owners of The Sweet Petite at Mackie's Corner. We've been together for almost two decades, most of which we spent eating... not that you can tell. We are passionate about great food, great service, restoration and innovation. Thank you for visiting our site, this is our story."

The journey to the The Sweet Petite began in 2014 when Laura decided to make our wedding cake. It was 5 tiers of cake, all made for the first time a few days before our big day. It wasnt perfect but it ignited the passion for baking Laura still has today.

Soon after our wedding, Laura started Sweet Occasions. Making cakes became more than a hobby and with recommendations from friends and family, her cake business thrived.

Although we had looked for a shop so that we could expand the business, we never found the perfect match. Instead we focused on creating something unique, a bakery that we could take on the road.

Our search took us to The Cotswolds where Laura and Tommy discovered a Vintage Rice Beaufort in great condition. After bringing her home, The Sweet Pea conversion began.

Laura drew the plans for the conversion and over the space of several months, we transformed the trailer ourselves and hit the road! Attending local hot spots such as Wynyard Hall and Tyne Bank Brewery, as well as securing our own pitch at Seaburn beach where we spent Summer 2020. Sweet Pea is now available to hire for weddings, special occasions and events as well as for corporate. Please click here to find out more.

When our Summer pitch at Seaburn came to an end, we resumed our shop search. We found the perfect spot - Mackie's Corner. A beautiful Victorian building in the heart of the city that has been renovated and now home to a whole host of local independent businesses. You can find us there every Thursday to Saturday, serving up the tastiest treats made with the very best ingredients. Thank you for reading our story, we look forward to seeing you for a Sweet treat in our little shop or Sweet Pea soon!

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Laura & Tommy
Loving food together since 2004