RESIDENTS and visitors to Hartley Wintney are able to look forward to a tempting treat as a new cupcake cafe opens in the village.

Cuppies ‘n’ Cream, a cupcake café and cake studio, opened in Willsons Yard, on Thursday, September 17 and has already proved to be a big hit with both locals and visitors.

Owner Natalie Dickinson, who has been making luxury cakes since 2011, says that opening a shop is a dream come true.

She said: "I live next door in Berkshire and remember visiting Hartley Wintney about a year ago and thinking that I’d love a cake shop here.

"I remember wandering up the High Street and loving the shops, the people, and the general feel of the village.

"I was originally thinking of opening a studio but when the space became available, I simply had to open it as a coffee shop too."

As well as the coffee shop, open Wednesday to Saturday, classes will take place on a Monday and Tuesday, whilst people wanting to order celebration cakes will also be able to book appointments on those days.

“Whether people want to learn the basics of how to cover a cake or how to make the perfect sponge, there will be a class for everyone.

"I’m even looking forward to running one to one lessons for people, including children who are always so keen to learn."