About our Shop
Our GlamoRose HQ is situated in the High Street of Old Town, Swindon, opposite the Lawns Gates. You can either park in the Co-op, or just pull up outside if you’re just popping in!
The shop was designed and built especially to be a Cupcake Shop, with an area at the front for the customers, a large display for the cupcakes and a kitchen out the back where all the magic happens…!
Each and every cake we make is hand-made. Come into the shop, smell the cakes being baked, and see us decorating them too! We use Kitchen Aid mixers, and commercial ovens, so are able to bake 150 cupcakes in only 30 minutes! No cupcake order is too big. We also love a challenge, so feel free to ask if you have an order last minute, and we will see what we can do!
If you order a cake, you can rest assured that it is baked especially for you, to your specifications. All our buttercreams and decorations are made on-site, for an all-round home-made cake-eating experience.
We have many flavours of cupcakes which we sell over the counter, also a variety of tiffins and traybakes. We decorate the shop with seasonal window displays, and create themed goods during different times of year, you can see all of our latest creations on our Facebook Page. These will all be hand-made for you, and can be collected from the shop ready to be eaten.
This year has been very different for us as the shop has had to close for most of 2020, so we have introduced a NEW delivery service where customers can order online and have their cakes hand delivered to their house! You can see our selection of options here. We have also worked on our postable options, which can be sent anywhere in the UK!
During 2020, we also franchised and opened a second shop in Cirencester. Situated in Bishop’s walk shopping arcade next to the Brewery car park. Our Cirencester shop was only open until Christmas came and another lockdown hit us! Now that restrictions are easing GlamoRose Cirencester is open to the public and we love being able to see all our new and returning customers.
Then if you didn’t think that was crazy enough, we opened shop number 3! After the amazing response we got when we started to offer delivery to Chippenham during the 2020/2021 lockdown, we decided that Chippenham needed its own GlamoRose. GlamoRose Chippenham opened on April 30th in Emery Gate shopping centre and it was a sell out! We got the warmest welcome from the people of Chippenham and all three of our shops are going strong.
How it all began...
GlamoRose cakes is a local business, run by Jessie Dennis, who graduated from University in July 2011 with an Art Degree. The company began by supplying cakes to small shops and cafes with Jessie working from home, and along side running a weekly Saturday market in Newbury, we expanded into our own Cupcake Boutique in Old Town Swindon in just the first year! We sold over 3,000 cakes in our first week, and now produce thousands of products every month for you all to enjoy.
2020 has been very strange for all of us.. we have not been able to open for most of the year, but still managed to do lots of deliveries to put a smile on people's faces! We are so grateful for all our customer's support too, which has kept us going in a pandemic.. we will forever be grateful.
Despite the lock downs, we have actually had quite an exciting year.. mainly because we have franchised the business to one of our girls Jenny, who has opened a second shop in Cirencester!! It was always our dream to have a second shop, and its so exciting to have a whole new community of people trying our cakes and becoming our regulars!
We have also spent a lot of time this year working on our website, and improving our online presence to help people order over lock down! We have added lots of new products such as Pizza Brownies, Surprise Birthday Cakes and new traybakes which have been really popular, and we are looking forward to increasing sales of these over the next year. It has been so sad to have had to close the shop for most of the year, but we are making lots of plans to make up for it in 2021. We also want to start collaborating with small businesses to launch some cake-related merchandise.. so watch this space for that!
As a final note, we just want to say a massive thank you to all our lovely customers, who we have met over the past eight years. With your support, kind words and love of cake, you have made GlamoRose what it is today, and we are so grateful - we have even survived a pandemic now, which is something I never thought I would say!! We love to hear all your heart-warming stories, and watch families grow from engagements, to the Wedding, to Christenings and first birthdays! We look forward to another year of smiles and edible challenges in 2021!
Lots of love,