"The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service" 

Let it Dough Artisan Bakery has been given "The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service" in recognition of our donation of more than 600 kg of food during the year 2016, equivalent to providing 1,319 meals to families in need in the areas of Sparkhill, Balsall Heath, Yardley Wood and Hall Green. It is a way to give back to the community which has supported ever since we open the bakery in 2015. 

OUR STORY 

 
We are a family owned artisan bakery where we design and create high quality products. All of our treats are made from scratch on a daily basis with the best quality ingredients. Our aim is to satisfy the tastes of our customers who appreciate and value quality over quantity. 
 
Let it Dough is the brainchild of Elizabeth Fiducia and Manuel Barradas. The bakery has its roots with Elizabeth’s father, an Italian man who immigrated to Venezuela following the end of the Second World War. He opened the first artisan bakery in the small town where he settled, where he married a Venezuelan woman and started a family. 
 
Despite developing a career as a Human Resources administrator, Elizabeth decided to quit her day job and pursue her passion, baking. 
 
After coming to the UK with her family, she decided to enrol in a professional bakery course at UCB in Birmingham. She completed a three-year programme and graduated in July 2015 as a professional baker and confectioner. Throughout her studies, Elizabeth competed in the Salon Culinaire at the NEC in Birmingham, winning a bronze award for her sugar flowers in 2013 as well as winning silver and Best in Class for her sugarcraft work in 2015. She has also had the opportunity to work with world class patisseries in Marseille, France where she learned and perfected some of the recipes used in the bakery today. 
 
Elizabeth has been married to Manuel, an English and Spanish tutor, for the past twenty five years. The couple has four children and a dog together and live locally within Birmingham. Manuel also decided to give up his day job in order to devote his time to the running of the bakery.