Posted 14th Oct 2014
Honeybuns is the go-to artisan bakery for gorgeous gluten-free cakes and to celebrate Pyrex National Baking Week (13th to 19th October) we decided to find out more about their delicious bakes
Honeybuns' multi-award winning range includes cakes, cookies, home-baking mixes, a gluten-free baking book and a carefully curated collection of gifts. All their products are gluten-free and some dairy-free too, meaning no one has to miss out on enjoy tasty treats. Made using natural ingredients without any preservatives, and alternatives to flour such as polenta and ground nuts, they are suitable across a range of dietary needs.
Emma Goss-Custard started Honeybuns in the late 1990s when she was a student trying to find a way to make some extra money. Using recipes handed down from her mother and grandmother, she lovingly made the cakes in her home and delivered them to local businesses and cafes on her old post office bike. In 2001 Emma relocated the business to Dorset, to a listed farm with outbuildings that have been sympathetically adapted to house the bakery. The company has grown organically and sustainably to fit its surroundings and Emma now runs the business with her husband Matt. The Honeybuns team is now around 26 people-strong, but the original kitchen table enterprise spirit still burns bright.
Baking isn’t the only thing Honeybuns are passionate about. Their homely pop-up gluten-free and veggie café, The Bee Shack, opens nine times a year attracting visitors from far and wide. All proceeds from the Bee Shack Café are used in Honeybuns’ BeeGreen project to help them to continue to improve their environment. The five acres surrounding the bakery are managed as a nature reserve and thanks to a new composting system and increased recycling, the bakery and production areas have almost zero waste to landfill.
This year Honeybuns have also started offering gluten-free glamping weekends in a beautifully restored vintage cedar clad caravan ‘The Ark’, positioned in their nature reserve. So what better time to find out more and go gluten-free this National Baking Week?
To find out more about Honeybuns and to visit their online shop, go to www.honeybuns.co.uk