Kenny and Armelle

     
Thank you Conor for the lovely photo!
(Conor Williams Photography:


   We are a husband and wife team living in Kilcullen, County Kildare. We met in 2004 in Dublin when Armelle was a Restaurant Manager and I was a Maintenance Engineer.   Armelle is from Harnes in the North of France and I am from Livingston in Scotland. In 2006 we moved from Donabate to Kilcullen after buying a house.  

     In 2010 when I was still working as an Engineer Armelle came up with the idea of opening her own kitchen offering proper homemade food. It all started with selling cakes from the house and from there the business grew. We took the plunge to open the bakery in September 2010. We began work in converting a gift shop to an open working bakery doing all the construction ourselves, from electrics, plastering, plumbing and everything in between. After a few delays we opened on the 24th September and our first customers Dave and Joyce bought the first cake at 5 to midday (5 minutes before offical opening!). 
     The business has gone from strength to strength and as a result I left my career of 20 years in May 2011 to join Armelle in the food business. Our initial plan was to open a second shop selling savoury foods but due to the economical situation this did not happen. 

     In August of 2012 we got married-take a look at our wedding cakes (all hand made, even the Eiffel Tower structure constructed by her Dad, Armelle did 308 macarons to fill it up!!!)



Our Wedding day cutting the cake with the macaron tower!
   
     Today you can find us at different weekly markets in Dublin and events and festival throughout the year, or back at HQ in our Kilcullen shop. We only use locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and everything is made using our own hands. 

 
The open Kitchen in the shop

Shop front
We hope you enjoy our treats!

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Kenny & Armelle