Lockdown hobby of baking has become a new business for passionate young woman

Many people have picked up a hobby or two during the last couple of months to fill the time and stop boredom but a 20-year-old Doncaster woman has turned hers into a fledgling business.

By Laura Andrew
Friday, 29th May 2020, 6:36 pm
Updated Friday, 29th May 2020, 6:36 pm

Emily Salmon is a Forensic Accounting student at Sheffield Hallam University who usually works part-time at JD Sports but due to the coronavirus, she has been left with a lot more time on her hands.

She said: “It started because I was bored in lockdown and so I was spending a lot of my time baking.

“People told me that it looked delicious and if they could have some so I started a dessert business.”

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Oreo brownies made by Emily Salmon.

With the help of her grandad who has worked in catering, she developed recipes for brownies and blondies.

She is also offering treat boxes that can be sent to a friend celebrating a birthday or a family member you have not been able to see.

Emily and her brother are delivering the sweet treats across Doncaster - they are operating on leave on the doorstep basis to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to.

“I’ve always casually loved baking but I never really had the time to dedicate to it,” she continued.

Emily Salmon, baker.

“It’s been great to have time to practice new recipes and develop the skill.

“I have enjoyed it so much and I will be continuing with it after Covid-19, I have registered my business with the council and hope to expand as much as possible.”

Despite the current economic worries, Emily says that she has had a lot of support from local people and is glad that she chose this time to set up her business.

Traybakes of brownies and blondies made by Emily Salmon.

“I would urge you to support small businesses in your area as it just means so much more to them, it’s heartwarming that local people want to buy my products.”

The baked goods come in the form of tray bakes, a half box is £9, a full tray box is £18 and the treat boxes are £15.

She is taking orders by direct message on her Instagram page here.

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