Who we are

Vallum House Cakes is based in a 1897 Manse in Throckley, West Newcastle, just off the A1. 

We are a small family business, spanning three generations of passionate cakemakers with tried and tested handed down recipes, especially Eleanor's famous fruit cake!  We love making beautiful cakes for our family and friends in the kitchen of our family home, Vallum House.  To ensure our ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality we use locally sourced ingredients, especially eggs from our own hens. Our preserves are home made from the fruits grown in our allotment garden.

Our aim is, and always will be, to create stunning cakes at affordable prices.   Our dream to turn our love of creating beautiful cakes into a family business started over 15 years ago with the encouragement and support of family and friends.

We have a strong customer base through word of mouth recommendation and have never felt the need nor desire to advertise or attend wedding fairs.  With the continued support of our 'friends' our dream continues to this day.  A BIG THANK YOU!

We would be delighted to discuss your requirements for your special day. We offer an absolutely no obligation consultation (promise) over coffee in our kitchen and, of course, some samples of our delicious cakes! 

We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you

Eleanor and Kathleen 


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In order to assure you that we are totally committed to providing a high level of customer care, service and protection we are proud to list our accreditation:


  • Premises registered with Newcastle City Council under Regulation (EC) No 852/2004

  • Newcastle City Council Environmental Health food hygiene approval under Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006

  • Newcastle City Council Environmental Health - Hygiene Star Rating of: 5 stars - EXCELLENT.          Hygiene rating of 5 stars latest assessment 2nd August 2018. (5 stars maintained since 2011)

  • City and Guilds accredited Level 2 - Food Safety and Hygiene (Catering) Certificate

  • Member of Newcastle City Council Scores On The Doors (www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk)

  • Full Public and Products Liability Insurance cover £2M

  • Numerous Advanced Combined Sugar Craft Skills and Wired Sugar Flowers Certificates awarded through Gateshead College

  • Gateshead College Student Awards Winner

  • Member of The British Sugarcraft Guild

The British Sugar Craft Guild