Hello and welcome!

Hello I’m Ruth Bennett, owner of Carys Cakes (Carys is my middle name). In a previous life I was a primary school teacher, but I swapped the classroom for my kitchen twelve years ago after my three daughters came along. I decided to follow my passion for baking and have been running Carys Cakes ever since.

My Story

I’m proud to be a self-taught baker. In the beginning, I specialised in wedding cakes and was nominated for South Wales Cake Maker of the Year on a number of occasions.

You won’t find me making wedding cakes anymore. Instead, I love making simple but yummy bakes, including cupcakes (one of my original favourites), brownies, and delicious New York-style stuffed cookies.

I have been running a very successful Etsy store since September 2020 and am now in the top 3% of sellers on their platform.

When I’m not baking, I’m usually ferrying my girls around to their many clubs and activities. But when I do get some downtime, I love reading and indulging in the odd glass of prosecco – or two!