Yorkshire-based cake manufacturer Love Handmade Cakes has been acquired by Regal Food Products Group Plc for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition comes just 24 months after the Regal group snapped up premium desserts manufacturer, Just Desserts Yorkshire.

Established in 2004 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Love Handmade Cakes (formerly Exquisite Handmade Cakes) specialise in baking a range of over 100 cakes, traybakes, individual cake bars and muffins for food service wholesalers, coffee shops, distributors, and other food service outlets.

The acquisition is set to boost and compliment Regal’s portfolio of bakery brands, including Regal Bakery, Yorkshire Baking Company, Just Desserts Yorkshire, and The Cake Emporium, whilst providing opportunities for expansion, development and growth in the food service area of the business and its new desserts division.

Younis Chaudhry, CEO of Regal Food Products Group plc comments: “Long-term growth through acquisition is integral to the group and our family of brands, putting us in a position where we can offer our customers a solid mix of quality bakery products for both food service and retail.

“Love Handmade Cakes brings us new opportunities to develop and introduce a new range of products, including individually wrapped flapjacks, wrapped cake bars, muffins and other “countertop” favourites.

“Servicing customers on all business levels remains a key focus of ours and the acquisition bring us the ability to further reinforce this.

“We pride ourselves on quality and with appetites growing rapidly for our dessert ranges, we are excited to be moving into the next chapter with Love Handmade Cakes.”

Regal Food Products Group plc have confirmed Love Handmade Cakes will continue to operate as an independent business whilst benefiting from the group’s resources and investments.