Leah Kerr launched Copperhead Cakes in March 2018 when she decided it was time to turn her passion for handcrafted baked creations into a business after being inundated with requests from family and friends for her specially designed birthday and anniversary cakes.
Copperhead Cakes is based at Project 24 on Queen’s Parade in Bangor and specialises in designing and creating a wide range of bespoke cakes, all home baked to the highest standards, for birthdays, christenings, anniversaries and weddings, as well as corporate and novelty cakes.
Leah worked in accountancy for over 10 years, with baking and cake decorating a creative pastime for the Fine & Applied Arts Graduate. This hobby then turned into a career when she left her accountancy job to take on a full-time position with a renowned local cake decorator in 2016. Opening her own bespoke cake business was always something she wanted to do, but it wasn’t until Christmas 2017 that she decided to do something about it with the help of Ards and North Down Borough Council and the Go For It Programme.
Leah Kerr, owner of Copperhead Cakes, said:
“After graduating from Ulster University with a BA in Fine & Applied Arts in 2003, I chose an entirely different career path in Accountancy. Needing a creative outlet, I discovered a passion for baking and creating bespoke cakes in my spare time and after a decade of developing my skills at home I had an opportunity to turn this passion into a full-time job.
“I worked with Jenny at Jenny’s Cakes in Bangor for nearly three years, honing my cake design skills, as well as working on my own creations for family and friends. This was when I started to think about branching out on my own and launching my very own cake design business. My family and friends were always telling me I should do it, so I booked an appointment with North Down Development Organisation Limited and went for it."