Business is a dream come true

Christmas has come early for a Monkseaton business woman as she gears up for the festive season at one of the country’s first ever dedicated cake pop bakeries.

Michelle Gibson swapped the boardroom for baking with support from North Tyneside Council’s The Business Factory and since setting up Dream Pop Bakery earlier this year, she has seen the business go from strength to strength.

Dream Pop Bakery is one of only a handful of stores across the UK to specialise in cake pops – small lollipop sized treats which are hand-finished and decorated in a range of designs.

Michelle said: “I’ve always loved baking and the idea for creating cake pops came from my son who was after something for his birthday featuring a particular character; I really struggled to find what I was looking for in the shops so decided to make something for him myself.”