A dream has become a reality for a 21-year-old from Crediton who has launched her own business in the town.
Chloe Burston-Thomas caught the baking bug watching her granny rustling up tasty treats in the family’s farmhouse kitchen.
After leaving school, Chloe studied at Exeter College’s prestigious Michael Caines’s Academy where she honed her skills.
She then spent a couple of years working with her family at Sandford Orchards, followed by a spell at Crediton Coffee Company before deciding to go it alone.
Coco’s celebrated its official opening on Saturday when the entire selection of speciality cakes sold out before closing time.
Chloe explained that her bakery and café was a real family affair.
“My passion for cooking came from watching my granny and dad in the kitchen throughout my childhood but the name Coco’s was inspired by my six-year-old sister, Sofia (pictured).
“When she was a toddler she could’t say Chloe so would call me Coco... and the name stuck.”
As well as running the shop, Chloe will be baking to order including wedding and birthday cakes.
“I’m really excited about the venture but none of this would have been possible without the amazing support I have had from friends and family,” she said.
“I was born and raised in Crediton and so this really feels like I have come home.”
Coco’s is at 6 High Street Crediton. For more information go to www.cocosdevon.co.uk