A SOCIAL care worker passionate for baking cakes will open up her first artisan coffee shop.

Tracy Edmondson will open the doors to 'Piece of Cake' for the first time today following 12 months of refurbishment.

The cafe in Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, will serve a variety of teas, cakes and coffees.

The mum-of-three, who has worked across the North West as a care worker for around 20 years, will provide craft sessions for people to learn new skills and become creative.

The 46-year-old has spent several years baking cakes with her children for her family and friends,

Mrs Edmondson, 46, said she was really excited to get started and meet her customers.

She said: "I love being creative. I have baked cakes for a number of years for family and it's a great outlet to be adventurous and to try something new.

"Opening a coffee shop meant that I could continue being creative and open up to a variety of different people.

"The shop has been created with nothing but recycled or reused materials, it's very much bespoke.

"We think it looks amazing and we hope it adds to the beautiful town of Barnoldswick."

Mrs Edmondson, originally from Skipton, has previously lived in Colne and has resided in Barnoldswick for the past six years.

She is looking suitable toys donations for children to play with while they visit the coffee shop.

Mrs Edmondson said: "I want to put the classes on to help people like I did as a social worker.

"They may be sessions to do with cakes and sugar crafting, but I want to expand and see what people want to take part in.

"I cannot wait to get the shop open, it's been a very busy 12 months but I am looking forward to 2018 and what it will bring."

The shop will be open for business from 8am on Wednesday.