A CAKE shop is celebrating its tenth anniversary by offering customers a tasty discount and charitable treats.

Celebrate Country Cake Design in Helmsley is marking its anniversary with a charity cake sale and a ten per cent discount for customers this week.

Owner Rhian Crusher has baked a special cake for customers who can make a donation to Parkinson’s UK in return for a slice.

The ten per cent discount will apply to any cake bookings taken in this anniversary week, up to October 14.

Over the past decade Ms Crusher estimates she has made 2,700 cakes complete with 2,350kg of icing – which is about the same weight as an adult male rhino.

After studying bakery and sugarcraft at college, Ms Crusher, who is originally from Wales, worked at a small family bakery near Munich and held a teaching post at Neath College before moving to North Yorkshire.

In 2008, when space became available at the Helmsley Walled Garden Craft Units, she felt the time was right to set up on her own.

She said: “I can’t believe it has been ten years since I baked my first cake at Celebrate Country Cake Design, and it felt right to do something to mark the occasion.

“Trends have changed, even just over the last decade.”

She added: “It’s exciting not knowing what the next request to come through the door will be.”