A popular bakery with a base in Cumbria is closing its doors after a decade in business.

The Yummy Cupcake Company, which had a shop on Slip Inn Lane in Lancaster City Centre before moving to a base at Halecat House in Witherslack is due to close.

However, Jen Cavanagh, the entrepreneur behind the bakery, has given fans the chance to let her recipes live on in the form of a recipe book of her best recipes.

The Book, titled ‘A Decade of Cake’, is now available to order on the Yummy Cupcake Company’s Facebook page.

The new book has been funded through a Kickstarter campaign to raise £3,000 which was reached in less than a month.

Mrs Cavanagh, said: “The last 10 years have been amazing, I’ve met so many lovely people and fellow small businesses through the Yummy Cupcake Company.

“I’m feeling a little sad of course, as it’s the end of an era, but it’s also the start of a whole new adventure and I’m excited about the future – even if I’m not sure what it holds yet.”

“I didn’t have any formal training, and the recipes had always been either in my head or scribbled down on scraps of paper, but friends and family were always asking me for recipes so that gave me the initial idea for the book.”

Mrs Cavanagh found out she had reached her target of £3,000 on the day she went into labour and gave birth to her son, Sam.

The book has now started shipping and has already been received by an international audience.

She added: “I wasn’t sure about the level of interest for the book at first, I decided on an initial print run and put together a plan for the recipes and photography, then I launched the Kickstarter campaign.

“It was quite a nerve-wracking thing to do as I was self-publishing, but we hit our target within a month and it was a lovely coincidence as Sam was born just a day later”

“We’ve already had orders to ship the book to the USA, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece and France and Abu Dhabi, which is amazing it’s the icing on the cake of a fantastic 10 years for the Yummy Cupcake Company.”