Food & Drink
Liverpool Baker Desserts by Dre, set to open his first shop this week
1 year ago
Liverpool baking sensation Desserts by Dre will be opening his highly anticipated shop on Penny Lane this Friday, December 2.
The highly anticipated Desserts By Dre shop will be stocking his delectable sweet treats alongside a vast selection of savoury items from quiche to sandwiches and sausage rolls, with daily specials too.
Customers can also purchase coffees & artisan hot chocolates. He will also be stocking BBC Snack masters winner Sarah Mountain’s chocolates.
Dre Carrington, 40, who is the man behind the successful Desserts By Dre brand, which he started 3 years ago said:
“I am very excited to be able to have my own premises in such an iconic area for independents too.
“I’ve worked really hard to develop my cakes & brand and the timing was perfect for me to expand & set up my own shop. I’m extremely grateful to each and everyone of my customers & stockists.”
Originally from Barbados, trained chef Dre moved to England in 2008 and soon found his second home in Liverpool. Although he worked in many successful establishments as a Head chef his passion was somewhere else, and to his customers delight, he set up Desserts by Dre .
Dre used to bake in his spare time & his love for baking stemmed from his dad.
“From around seven-years-old, I used to love helping my dad bake, and it was him who taught me how to it. We used to experiment with recipes & flavours every week, one of my favourite recipes that i still use today is my Barbadian black rum cake, which is named after my dad Austin.
“It’s made with mixed fruits, Barbadian rum and Guinness, it’s very decadent and we used to have it every Christmas and make it for family, friends, and neighbours every year. It’s actually become one of my best sellers here too!”
Dre started out his business by attending Makers Markets, his first one at the Bombed Out Church was a sell out & this continued at each market he went to. His Instagram following started at 200 for his first market and now Desserts By Dre has over 15k followers!
Dre stocks many high profile venues, coffee shops and tourist hot spots in the city – his products truly are a firm Scouse favourite!
“I want to be a destination bakery for liverpool, Manchester has so many places like this – and as an adopted son of the city – that’s what I want for here and the Liverpool community.”The Desserts By Dre shop with be opening this Friday, 2 December