Our Story

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Over 25 years baking gluten free goodies

Hi, I’m Emma and welcome to our artisan bakery.

Red spotty mug and brownie illustrationI started delivering homemade cakes by bicycle in 1998. Back then, it was tricky to find tasty handmade cakes, let alone anything gluten free or vegan. Honeybuns served as a little foodie haven for those seeking delicious gluten free treats. To this day our Dorset bakery remains entirely gluten free and customer delight is at the heart of everything we do.

What makes Honeybuns cakes that little bit special?

Red heart We are a dedicated gluten free bakery.
Green heart Our vegan cakes are verified by The Vegan Society. Green Vegan society logo
purple heart We practise small batch baking. We believe beautiful bakes are worth waiting for. Baked low and slow smaller
Yellow heart Your orders help support a small rural family business.
Orange heart From our fridge engineer to our ingredient suppliers, we aim to support our local community wherever we can.
Turq heart Our on site nature reserve embodies our commitment to being green.
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It seems a lifetime ago that I was balancing cakes on chairs, the back of the sofa and every available surface in my tiny student kitchen.

This humble start up spirit still burns brightly today. Visitors tell us they are pleasantly surprised by how small and artisan the Honeybuns bakery is. The warm and homely atmosphere is thanks to our wonderful team who share our desire to do business gently and sustainably.


As well as a passion for baking, we love our natural environment here in Dorset. We’ve created a lovely bird, butterfly and insect friendly nature reserve surrounding the bakery. We started our  BeeGreen logo landscape  initiative in 2009. Find out more here. Our gorgeous menagerie of rescue animals, including two resident donkeys, add to the charm of our quirky HQ.

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Each and every order is truly appreciated.

Thank you from all of us  Turquoise heart
Em x