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 searched for the perfect shop, we weren't lucky enough to find one. Instead we focused on something unique, a bakery that we could take on the road.

The search for the perfect mobile unit took us to The Cotswolds where Laura and Tommy discovered a Vintage Rice Beaufort in amazing condition. After bringing her home, The Sweet Petite conversion began.

Laura drew the plans for the conversion and over the space of several months, the trailer was transformed and we hit the road attending local events such as Wynyard Hall's Bonfire Night, Seaham Carnival as well as securing our own pitch at Seaburn where we spent Summer 2020. Sweet Pea is now available to hire for weddings and events and we will be hitting the road again in 2022.

At the end of 2020, when our Summer pitch at Seaburn had come to an end, we continued our search for a shop. We found the perfect little place at Mackie's Corner in Sunderland. A beautiful Victorian building in the heart of the city that is being renovated and let by a whole host of interesting independent businesses. You can find us there every Thursday to Saturday, serving up the tastiest treats made with the very best ingredients. You can dine inside on our two cosy tables or outside on our vintage al fresco furniture. We can't wait to see you there.

Laura & Tommy



Laura & Tommy
Loving food together since 2004