We all need a sweet treat to perk us up sometimes. If you’re looking to spoil yourself or send a cake-themed gift to a friend or loved one you’re missing, we’ve rounded up some of the very best local bakers for you.

All of our picks this week also have options to send something to an NHS key worker or the chance to donate cakes too. Read on for more info.

Positive Bakes

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Leicester’s Positive Bakes specialise in vegan and free-from cakes and bakes. Options include luxury coffee cakes, signature brownie gift boxes, luxury chocolate and raspberry cakes and so much more. For every box of cakes or brownies you order, they’ll gift one to frontline NHS staff and volunteers. Order now from the Positive Bakes website.

Bitsy’s Emporium of Awesome

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Bitsy does badass brownies. You can order them direct to your (or a friend’s) letterbox with flavours including everything from Tunnocks Tea Cake Brownies to Apple Pie Blondies (post feature image c/o Bitsy’s brownies) . Bitsy also does bespoke cookies including these NHS hero cookies to gift to your favourite key workers. All available to order from the website with delivery my Royal Mail or courier.

Mrs Bell’s Brownies

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Mrs Bell’s Brownies is the brownie delivery service from Holly Bell, who many of you may remember from Bake Off or her book Recipes From a Normal Mum. Holly offers a monthly brownie subscription where you’ll enjoy 3 surprise flavours through your letterbox each month, or you can order lockdown mixed tins or individual brownie tins, with a cute wooden spoon included. When ordering you can add on a brownie donation for Glenfield Hospital. With every brownie donates, Mrs Bell’s Brownies will match the donation. Order via the website.

Feed Me

Feed Me is all about wholesome, nutritious and delicious treats. If you’re after gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or just a healthier alternative, Leicester’s Feed Me are here for you. It’s amazing they’re able to do wholesome versions of things like cookie dough, brownies and mocha millionaire slices. You can order online for local or postal delivery and if you’re sending your order as an NHS donation there’s no postage. Furthermore for every donation order Feed Me will match the donation. Shop online via the website.