All about the shop
The award winning Sweet Inspiration shop is based in Dumfries town centre from small beginnings Sweet Inspiration is slowly growing to become a specialist supplier with great aspirations, and great inspiration!
Probably the UK’s best ‘go to sugarcraft business’ for helping you with any queries you may have. We can help with technical specifications, how to do… and have other helpful advice and information. You are welcome to contact us through the website, phone us or go through Facebook if you like we will will get back to you in a timely manner! Nothing is too small or insignificant so just ask us…and if we don’t know we find out for you!
Our SI Approved products and partners
The Sweet Inspiration Approved mark means either products or partners we work with who meet excellent industry standards for either customer service, excellence or tuition. For the products that we apply this too means that for many of our customers we meet with on a daily bases would recommend this equipment or product for its versatility, ease of use, quality and value for money, or in the case of services people that share our same vision for customer service, quality and industry excellence and who meet all the basic requirements such as environmental health clearance, and whose products are sourced from reputable and legal sources.
How we are ‘doing our bit for the environment and communities
Like most companies we care about how we impact on the environment and communities we serve
Here is how we ‘do our bit’
This is what we do:
- Recycle cardboard boxes and other packaging from our suppliers to reuse for the UK deliveries and we have done this from the outset recognizing the importance of this over and above our ‘branding egos’
- Any residual boxes, plastic and packaging material is disposed of in recycling units
- Our click and collect service play a large part in reducing your and our carbon foot print; shopping locally reduces fuel costs, and there is less packaging waste too.
- We keep all our orders in house not outsourcing to other third parties causing more unnecessary transport of goods to other locations or large warehouse units
- We employ locally helping to sustain local shopping and communities sourcing our services where ever possible locally too
- We comply with plastic bag regulations to help reduce plastic bag use in the UK
What makes us different…..
All the products stocked are from quality suppliers, with the added bonus on many of the products, if they are new, ‘road tested’ prior to selling; we are very curious, and like to make sure that you are getting the best products and information, and at competitive prices. Our web pricing is the same as in-store; we do not believe in under stating prices then to only put the hidden extras on at checkout!
Our website is also ‘live time stock’ which means the benefit for you is that you know you will not get to the end of the process and suddenly find things are not in stock! Click and collect orders can usually be fulfilled within one hour.
In addition to internet and complementary click and collect services we also have an in-store ordering service with a quick turnaround so you can mix ‘n’ match or just simply browse. There is always experienced staff on hand to, so if you do have questions, we can usually answer them there and then, or get back to you with the correct information if it is something we don’t know.
Very passionate about cakes, Lauren has undertaken courses in cake decoration. Also a self- confessed multiple mistake maker with various bad purchases – prior to starting the business – so is well placed to own a business like this! With one spare room at home taken over with cutters, cake decoration equipment and books you would be forgiven for thinking this woman is possessed by a cake demon!
Her main interests lay in sugarcraft flowers and royal icing.
Sweet Inspiration were awarded Best Dumfries Event Planning and Event Supplier in 2018 for the help and advice we give to customers in planning their events. We are now shortlisted for Scotlands Business Awards in 2019 in Glasgow.