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Home Baking

For many home bakers, setting up a baking business from the kitchen is the best way to do the work they love.

Our Startup Hub is here to help home baking businesses to rise to the challenge of getting set up and established.

Tips for people who run a home baking business

Key Fact:

£3.5 billion

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the amount the UK baking market is worth*

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Key Fact:


assortment of cupcakes

the increase in food colouring sales following the 2015 Great British Bake Off series*

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13.58 million

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the number of people who watched the first episode of The Great British Bake Off in 2016*

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Practical business support for home bakers

Home baking is becoming an increasingly popular second income for many, whether it is baking speciality cupcakes for parties and events, or supplying specialist baking equipment.

If you are looking to set up a freelance business as a home baker, our Small Business Knowledge Centre is here to help you find everything you need to know to get started.

From your legal responsibilities of working with the public, to bookkeeping and your tax obligations, we’re here to support you in your enterprise and guide you towards finding the right insurance for your business.

Take a look at the articles below to get started with setting up your business, or click here to find out more about our small business insurance options.

Small Business Knowledge Centre