Star baker Luis opens town cen­tre shop

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HIS recipes wowed Paul Hol­ly­wood and Mary Berry, and now Luis To­ryano is giv­ing ev­ery­one the chance to sam­ple his cook­ing by open­ing his own bak­ery.

Luis, who lives in Poynton, was a fi­nal­ist in the BBC’s 2014 se­ries of The Great Bri­tish Bake Off, im­press­ing judges with his artis­tic flair and bak­ing prow­ess.

Now Luis, who gave up his job as a graphic de­signer fol­low­ing his ap­pear­ance on the show two years ago, has opened The Hive Bak­ery on Park Lane, Poynton.

As well as serv­ing some of the cakes for which he be­came fa­mous, Luis and his team will also be bak­ing a whole range of sweet treats, plus takeaway teas, cof­fees and hot choco­late.

Luis said: “It’s fan­tas­tic, we are do­ing re­ally, re­ally well, we’ve been very lucky, the com­mu­nity has re­ally turned out to sup­port us. We’ve had to close early two days be­cause we’ve run out of stock. We were af­fected by the flood­ing - we’d just fin­ished for the day and it all started com­ing in so we had to start clean­ing that up. It didn’t cause any dam­age.”

It’s taken less than a year for Luis to turn his dream into a re­al­ity af­ter de­cid­ing last sum­mer to open his own bak­ery, with Vicky Parker, Lucy Colledge and Sally Wil­liams com­plet­ing his bak­ing team.

He said: “Ev­ery­one keeps ask­ing whether I’ll be work­ing in the shop and the an­swer is yes! I will be here full time, we are a team here and we all do a bit of every­thing.

“Peo­ple are quite sur­prised to see me here but it’s my pet project, it’s my busi­ness and I want it to be the best it possibly can be.”

The Hive Bak­ery is open from 7am un­til 5pm Mon­day un­til Satur­day.

Cus­tomers can also place their orders for cakes on­line with a 24 hour turn around.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to the­hive­bak­ery. com.

●» Luis Troy­ano with his team Vicky Parker and Lucy Colledge at The Hive Bak­ery, pic­tured left. Right: Luis was a fi­nal­ist in the Great Bri­tish Bake Off

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