A former teacher has made her dreams come true as she celebrates the opening of her first bakery.

Lindsay Nairn, 40, has loved baking since childhood when her mum and late grandmother taught her how to make homemade scones and jam.

Now, the former English teacher is thrilled to be opening her first bricks-and-mortar shop on Crow Road, only a few streets from "where it all began" at her grandparents' old house.

The mum of four said: “It’s a dream come true to finally have my own dedicated space for the business.

“I’m delighted to be joining other amazing Broomhill businesses such as Petals, Spirito, She Bloomin’ Gathered and The Piper.

"There’s a real buzz and sense of community in the area and it’s so exciting to be part of that.”

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Lindsay, of Jordanhill, left her teaching job in 2019 to start her own custom cake business from her kitchen table.

At the new store, which officially opened on Thursday, customers will be able to order custom cakes and buy ready-to-go bakes like Biscoff rocky road and empire biscuits.

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Artisan coffee from Glasgow roasters Tin Donkey will also be available.

Lindsay is passionate about using high-quality ingredients from local producers.

Customers will also be able to buy goods from a carefully curated selection of Scottish businesses, with a product range that includes Juno jam, Bare Bones chocolate, and fresh bread from Blackhill Bakery (available Fridays and Saturdays until sell-out).

The baker even commissioned local creatives to work on the interior design and branding of the shop, such as artists Flore de Hoog and Agata Pietrusz, signwriter James Graham and designer Scott Cowan.

With its stylish sage green and blush pink palette, tiled floor and custom wall art, The Cake Mixer is sure to become an Instagram favourite. 

The Cake Mixer is located at 307 Crow Road in Glasgow. To find out more, click here.