This week, we’re profiling English Rose Bakery, the team behind Urmston’s blossoming local macarons business.
Marie Petrequin (pictured) and her business partner is Emma Brown have been perfecting the art of the French macaron for years and have created a wide range of flavours and designs for any occasions including vegan macarons. Whether it’s a gift, wedding favours, a stunning macaron tower or just a little treat for yourself, they are the go-to experts for all things macraon and are certain to have what you are looking for.
The bakery was founded in June 2010 but the idea came a year or so before that when Emma Brown fell in love with the French macaron one weekend on a visit to Laduree in Zurich. The business has gone from strength to strength and the duo are also now offering Macaron Masterclasses – perfect for a one-to-one or small group of friends.
What is your point of difference?
“We pride ourselves in offering a bespoke service and we are the only macaron makers to offer classes for all levels in Manchester. We also take great care when sourcing ingredients, using local suppliers where possible and using high quality and free range ingredients – and we are the only bakers to make vegan macarons in Manchester.”
What were your last three local projects?
“We have been working closely with many local charities, donating misshaped macarons for the homeless and doing baking classes with mental health charities. We have also been doing baking demos at Tatton Park Food Festival. Most recently, we loved making a special birthday cake for Hayley at What’s the Catch.”
What do you like most about living and working in Urmston?
“I have been living in Urmston for eight years and absolutely love it; the wonderful community, allotments, the meadows, all of our fabulous independent shops, what’s not to love! And since setting up the business in Urmston, we have been so impressed with customers support and the independent business community.”
What are your favourite Urmston businesses?
“My favourite Urmston businesses are What’s the Catch, Goodness Zero Waste, Cheese Court and Fred’s and nothing beats Kelder for a glass of wine and Mulino for a lovely meal. There are so many great businesses, too many to mention, and I enjoy supporting them all and shopping local where I can.”
What are your contact details should people wish to get in touch?
Or you can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.”
Photos by the very talented @aligroves