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Ms Babs Whelan

Barbie Bakes Cakes
Work 22 Meadow View, Strangford Road, Down Downpatrick BT30 6LT United Kingdom Cell Phone: 07821903897


Located  in  Belfast  and  Downpatrick,  Barbie  Bakes  Cakes  is  a  wedding cake designer  bakery  that  specialises  in  handcrafted and  personally  designed  wedding  cakes  –  all  made  from  scratch  using  only  the  finest  and  freshest  ingredients  –  and  local produce where available!

Barbie  Bakes  Cakes  was  first established  in  2015  after  a  love  of  baking  for  friends  and  family  turned  into  an  obsession!  After  6 months  of  being  in  business  I  won  the  Cake  Designer  of  the  Year  (Belfast)  at  the  Northern  Ireland  Wedding  Awards  and nominated  for  Newcomer  of  the  Year  at  the  Wedding  Journal  Readers  Awards.  In  2018  I  won  a  Gold  Medal  Award  at  the  IFEX Salon Culinaire, Belfast and also won Wedding Cake Designer of the Year UK at the LTG Awards.  If you are looking for a great tasting, amazing looking wedding cake, then get in touch!

Babs has also recently started teaching all day cake decorating classes held in local venues to beginners and those wishing to improve their decorating skills!

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Members and non-members alike use our public online directory whenever they are looking to refer or hire female professionals in a particular field. You can add a bio, multiple categories, photos of yourself and products and logos. It’s the easiest way to be able to find and refer each other.

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When you join, you immediately tap into a “circle of support” by gaining entry to our VIP Members Club, smaller group of women who share your values. We want to know you, your business, and what we can do to help you succeed.

Our platform provides members with the ability to connect with each other online. Members collaborate so they can help each other with connect with shared audiences. This way they reach each other’s audiences and fans. We help them set new goals, reach new targets and gain new customers.

Practical ways we can help female business owners and entrepreneurs:

  • Join our online networking group and take part in our daily posts (this is free to join)
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  • Come along to our local free coffee mornings – these can be viewed here
  • Attend our “ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS” Networking Events which are designed to inspire and motivate you, and to help you realise new goals and ways to elevate your business, brand, products and services.
  • As a VIP Member, you also can also access our VIP Members Only Group and ask others for advice and support