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 the opportunity to be part of birthdays and weddings was one not to be missed. Laura felt so lucky to be part of the memories created on these special occasions in some way.

As fun as running a business from home had been, she wanted to branch out. After searching for the perfect shop without any luck, she saw a gap in the market for something different. A mobile bakery.

The search for the perfect trailer led 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. The interior was striped, old wood was replaced with new and it was decorated. We designed and built the serving hatch. We made a custom canopy to cover our vintage patisserie fridge. Our serving counter was also designed and built by us. The original blue paint was sprayed over with a gorgeous cream which completed the transformation.

It has truly been a labour of love and we hope that comes across at every special occasion we are lucky enough to be part of.

We now have our very first shop at the amazing Mackie's Corner in Sunderland City Center. We have helped restore the interior to its former glory by opting for beautifully hand made plaster Victorian wall and ceiling mouldings, opulent chandeliers and ornate cabinetry. We have two beautiful counters full to the brim with delicious treats. It has been a dream come true and we look forward to sharing it with you for many years to come.

Laura & Tommy
Loving food together since 2004