Self-taught baker Becs Sheard has created an internet sensation with her Easter treat – a chocolate Scotch egg.
Mum-of-one Becs, from Mirfield, launched her own business, Bakezilla’s Bespoke Cakes, in 2014 so she could be at home with new-born Alana.
Though she loved baking she was no Mary Berry and learned through simple trial and error.
Word on her baking masterpieces quickly spread and now, less than two years later, business is booming.
Becs, a former student at Castle Hall School in Mirfield, is used to selling out as soon as she posts her wares on Facebook.
But even she wasn’t prepared for the deluge of interest when she unveiled her chocolate Scotch egg.
The sweet-toothed twist on a savoury classic involves encasing a Cadbury’s Creme Egg in a layer of chocolate cake with crushed mini eggs on top.
“It just went mental,” said Becs. “I picked up and adapted the idea from elsewhere and when I put them on my Facebook page I had 150 orders from 6pm to going to bed that night.”
Then the images were picked up The FOOD Bible page on Facebook and it was shared by more than 20,000 people online.
The Scotch eggs cost £3 each and Becs can’t make them fast enough.
She is pretty much booked up for Easter as she also designs and makes bespoke celebration cakes for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions.
Now living in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, with her partner Melvin Langley, 32, Becs is back in Mirfield every weekend to see mum and dad Trish and Chris Sheard.
She won Melvin’s heart by baking him a special three-tiered Jamaican-themed cake for his 30th birthday and that inspiration helped launch her business.
She wants to specialise in weddings and eventually hopes to open her own shop.