Yearning for the kind of little corner shops you'd stumble across on continental holidays, husband-and-wife team Cara Lloyd and David Brown ditched the day jobs, rolled up their sleeves, and opened one up themselves.
Cara was a German teacher, Dave a Dublin cheesemonger. The couple plundered their mums' and grandmothers' Jewish-German-American recipe books for inspiration. Cara took courses at the prestigious École Lenotre near Paris, and scaled up those family recipes. And finally, when a little corner premises came up just outside Terenure in 2005, they were ready and The Corner Bakery was born.
Over the years Dave's sister Fiona helped the business to take root, and Sam, Dave and Cara's son, baked cookies and sold them at his market stall in Marlay Park. (In 2021 Sam opened his own business in neighbouring Rathgar, following his passion for music: www.studio6school.com.)
Nowadays we're a team of ten, baking seven days a week. Each baker brings their own touches and recipes to the mix. But the recipes for those cupcakes and traybakes haven't changed since day one!
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