Here you’ll discover the huge range handmade, onsite daily in The Apley Bakery, including cakes, tray bakes & scones. We sell all our cakes in the Farm Shop or you can enjoy them with a pot of Lord Hamilton’s tea in Pigg’s Playbarn or the Creamery Cafe. Every week we have a different cake of the week which is a seasonal & delicious new cake available across the site at the weekends.
Christmas cakes & mince pies
The Apley Christmas cakes are available as traditional round ones for larger families or rectangular slabs, preferred for smaller numbers. The Apley mince pies are indescribably special & get delivered nationwide via our online DeliShop.
What’s the latest ? With Easter coming up, we now have Apley Hot Cross Buns available straight from our Apley Bakery. We always try to bake with whatever is in seasonal & locally available, helping customers 1) know their food provenance & 2) reduce their food miles. Rhubarb crumble cake has just been made using Apley Walled Garden’s first rhubarb crop of 2017. The Bakery has a stable door & is at the far side of the Apley Courtyard – say hello to the girls there & ask what they’re baking!
Our bakers create cakes from well-known, traditional recipes such as Victoria Sponge cakes, as well as new & unusual ones. We’re always breaking new ground, whilst consistently using fresh, local ingredients from Shropshire’s finest food producers. Our cakes are presented in attractive white, recyclable cardboard boxes & make perfect presents to offer to colleagues, friends & family.
Nearly every week, our onsite bakers create a new tray bake – anything from beetroot brownies, flap jacks, chocolate brownies & Millionaire’s shortbread
Our scones are widely renown for being irresistible & change with the seasons – plain scones, raisin scones, cinnamon scones. They are offered as part of our Afternoon Teas all year round.
Puddings & tarts
At our busiest times, our bakery kitchen supports the Creamery Cafe kitchen by creating puddings such as Bread & Butter pudding, Apley Cheesecakes, Crannock Cheesecakes & Plum Crumble. And Lord Hamilton isn’t the only one who loves our jam tarts – available in a large size or packs of 4.
Apley Farm Shop stocks delicious, locally made, artisan Shropshire breads from Cressage & speciality breads from Swifts Bakery in Ludlow. The range includes wholemeal bread, granary bread, baguettes, buns, baps, rye bread, gluten free bread, olive breads … Taste, Discover, Enjoy ! Fresh deliveries arrive early every morning, 362 days a year.
Patisserie & croissants
Apley Patisserie range changes throughout the year & includes these strawberry filled choux buns in the summer months. Apley Farm Shop stocks frozen croissants & other patisseries from Field Fare, easy to bake at home.
Custom made cakes
The Apley Bakery can create custom made cakes for any occasion, either to collect from Apley Farm Shop or to be delivered anywhere in the UK mainland (nationwide next day delivery is £8.50). We can create specialist cakes such as gluten free or lactose free cakes, but please note that wheat flour is used in our kitchens.
Whether or not you’re holding your child’s birthday party in Pigg’s Playbarn, we can create you their dream birthday cake. Just email us your design & recipe & we’ll get baking. Cakes can be collected from the Farm Shop or delivered nationwide (next day service is £8.50). We suggest a large cake for cutting, which will impress your guests & decorate your table, as well as cup cakes for each child to carry home easily !
Apley 2 Go
We are lucky our site has the perfect drive through, enabling customers to drop in & pick up our Apley 2 Go range – such as a cupcake & a take away hot drink. On top of that, we’re sandwiched (excuse the pun!) between 2 busy roads – the A442 (Telford to Bridgnorth road) & the B4176 (Telford to Wolverhampton & Dudley road, locally known as the Rabbit Run), with lots of drivers needing a tasty snack !
Apley Bake Off
Click HERE to enter the 2017 Apley Bake Off on Sunday 28 May, 10-4pm in the Apley Farm Shop courtyard. The cake classes will be judged by professional judges, there will be hands on masterclasses & children’s activities – so get ready for another fun, family day out!