Delicious New Cake Shop, Alex’s Bakery, Now Open!

Posted: 16th August 2019

The tasty new addition to Great Northern Warehouse, Alex’s Bakery, is opening this Saturday 17th August on Deansgate Mews. 

From delicately iced cupcakes and gooey slabs of brownie, to elaborate occasion cakes, head baker Alex Furlan is opening her first shop with a pop of fizz this Saturday. Join Alex and her talented team of bakers to celebrate the launch of Alex’s Bakery, and sample sumptuous sponges and moreish morsels in the chic new independent cakery. 

In 2017, Brazilian-born Alex was selling her charming cupcakes at Bury Market when she was spotted and approached by a senior Debenhams staffer who happened to be passing en route to a store. Keen for Alex to open a concession in the Trafford Centre and to introduce her cakes to the department store’s hungry customers, Alex’s Bakery was given its first permanent trading location thanks to the sweet tooth of this passing director.  

Five successful years and thousands of cupcakes later, Alex has taken up residence in Great Northern’s independent business hub, Deansgate Mews, where the Alex’s Bakery will sit perfectly alongside artisanal neighbours, Dormouse Chocolates, Lion’s Den, Platzki and the upcoming Holy Grain. 

Scrumptious sweet treats will be served alongside coffees, shakes and afternoon teas at the new location, with cupcakes starting at just £2 a pop as of 17th August. 

Alex Furlan, founder of Alex’s Bakery said: “It has always been my dream to open my very own bakery, but I wasn’t sure if it would ever be possible. I started baking as a hobby for my family and friends until even friends of friends were asking for my cakes! We are absolutely thrilled that we have now found the perfect spot at the Great Northern and I can’t wait to open to the public and bake my favourite cakes from a place of my own. 

“I have finally found my passion and every single cake or cupcake that I bake, I make with such pleasure and love, that I couldn’t even call it a job.”

Centre Director for Great Northern, Mark Schofield, said: “We’re incredibly excited to welcome Alex to Deansgate Mews. Alex’s Bakery is the perfect addition to our growing row of independent businesses and I know that it’s going to quickly become a must-stop destination for any visitor to the Great Northern Warehouse.”

For more information and press enquiries please contact Rebecca or Melissa at Brazen on or 0161 923 4994. 

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