A baker from Royston is opening a new takeaway cake shop in the town centre.

Kelly Da Silva Fernandes started baking cakes in her kitchen in 2019, and became a market trader at Royston Market in 2020.

Her cake shop - Kelly's Kitchen - will open on Lower King Street next month, with the official opening date yet to be announced.

The little pink takeaway cake shop will be covered with flowers, and will include an area for wedding cake consultations and cupcake decorating parties.

All the usual treats that Kelly used to sell on Royston Market will be on offer, including indulgent brownies, cookie pies and loaded cupcakes.

Celebration cakes, wedding cakes and other custom-made concoctions can still be ordered too.

Kelly's husband David is from the Portuguese island of Madeira, so the shop will also have a specials counter with David's pastel de nata, which were very popular on the market, as well as bolo de coco (coconut cake), using a family recipe which has been handed down through the generations.

Royston Crow: Kelly and David with their children Leo and BellaKelly and David with their children Leo and Bella (Image: Kelly Da Silva Fernandes)

The couple met as teenagers working at Merlin Mica Hardware and have two children, nine-year-old Leo and seven-year-old Bella.

They have been working closely with their neighbours at Royston Museum to develop some special treats which pay homage to their local town - with full details still to be announced.

On her website, Kelly explains how she got into cake decorating. She said: "One of my earliest, and fondest, memories is standing on a stool in my grandmother’s kitchen baking cupcakes with her in Royston.

"Many years later when I had my own children, I made a promise to myself that I would make their birthday cakes every year.

"I attended courses to develop my skills and strived to make every cake better than the last."

Royston Crow: Kelly will sell her cupcakes from Kelly's Kitchen in RoystonKelly will sell her cupcakes from Kelly's Kitchen in Royston (Image: Kelly Da Silva Fernandes)

After starting her cake business part-time from her kitchen in 2019, Kelly converted her garage to a commercial kitchen last year and started running the business full-time.

When the pandemic hit Kelly lost all her wedding cake bookings, so offered lockdown treat boxes for residents, as well as free bakealongs with her children on social media.

Kelly also runs Macmillan Coffee Mornings every year with her mum Sue. This year they raised more than £1,000, which was split between Macmillan and Arthur Rank Hospice, in memory of their friend Julia Brooks.

In addition, Kelly supplies cupcakes to coffee shop Kooky Nohmad, in Royston's High Street, and will continue to do so once her shop opens.

Kelly said: "It is a dream come true to open a cake shop in my home town.

"I’m delighted to join Royston’s amazing retailers and serve our community - who have been so supportive already. I have lots of plans and can’t wait to see my vision for the shop come to life.

"Thank you to everyone for supporting me over the past few years."

The opening date will be announced soon on social media, along with recruitment opportunities.

For more information go to https://kellyscakekitchen.co.uk, or follow Kelly at Instagram.com/kellys_cake_kitchen or Facebook.com/kellyskitchendsf.