Baker Elizabeth creates 650 sweet treats for key workers

By Harriet Evans | Sedgley | Coronavirus | Published:

A kind baker from Sedgley has made hundreds of cupcakes for frontline workers.

Baker Elizabeth Shinton has made 650 cupcakes for key workers

Elizabeth Shinton, aged 52, has run her own cake making business, Elizabeth Jayne Cakes, for 37 years, making wedding and celebration cakes.

Due to lockdown, the majority of her orders were postponed.

Elizabeth wanted to do something to say thank you to key workers who have been providing essential services and working amid coronavirus.

She said: "I felt I needed to do something to cheer up all the hard-working NHS staff and key workers. I wanted to surprise them with cupcake because, let’s face it, everyone loves cake.

"By scrolling through my Facebook friends and customers, I made a list and over the last three weeks, I’ve baked and decorated over 650 cupcakes."

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Elizabeth's delicious creations have been delivered to staff at a number of hospitals including Sandwell, Walsall Manor, New Cross, Russells Hall, Birmingham Children's and Bushyfields.

They have also gone to a number of care homes, social workers, ambulance hubs and supermarkets across the Black Country.

Elizabeth added: "I’ve had a fantastic response and one from a critical care nurse was very moving, 'Simple thing to start the morning off so well, let.s get today done' and another said 'It really brightened up our day'.

"It hasn’t been an easy task though, having a shortage of ingredients. Flour is like gold dust!

"But a few kind friends came to the rescue and left some on my doorstep so that I could carry on.

"I am so pleased I have spread a little happiness at this difficult time."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at


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