Washington Shop

We are design-a-cake, a specialist sugarcraft retailer based in Washington, Tyne & Wear, established in 1997. We sell high quality tools, moulds, veiners, cutters and consumables, as well as a variety of general craft materials related to sugarcraft. We take great pride in the depth of our product range, however, where we believe we truly excel is in the technical expertise we offer. Don't know your sugar paste from your flower paste? Never really known how best to achieve a tiered masterpiece? All you have to do is ask! Our experts will be only too happy to point you in the right direction with friendly, practical advice & guidance.

Visit Us

Our shop, located on Crowther Industrial Estate in Washington, boasts a vast area of consumables and equipment to suit almost every need and with many parking spaces right outside the shop there's no need to worry about carrying your bulkier purchases too far.

We are just a short drive from the A1 between Newcastle and Durham, with easy access from Sunderland via the A1231. We are located alongside to Dainty Supplies, the North's largest haberdashers and only a few hundred metres from Tonia Ann Bridal Wear.

  • Shop Holiday Opening Times

    • Normal Trading Until:

      Christmas Eve – Monday 24th December: Closed
      Christmas Day – Tuesday 25th December: Closed
      Boxing Day – Wednesday 26th December: Closed
      Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th December: 9am – 5pm
      Sunday 30th December: 10am – 4pm
      New Year’s Eve – Monday 31st December: Closed
      New Year’s Day – Tuesday 1st January: Closed

      Normal trading resumes Wednesday 2nd January
  • Opening Times

    Our Washington Shop is open seven days a week.

    • Monday - Saturday
      9am - 5pm
    • Sunday
      10am – 4pm
    • All Public Bank Holidays
      10am – 4pm
  • Services

    • Run your own business? Teacher? Student?
      If you answered 'yes' you could eligible for our discount scheme.
    • PhotoCake Printing
      Add custom images and messages to your cakes.
    • Tin Hire
      £1 for the first night, 50p for each subsequent night.
    • Cake Stand Hire
      Wednesday until Monday from £20.

We carry a wide range of store exclusive products that are not available online.
Please also note that not all of our website products are available in-store.
Website stock levels indicate the amount available to buy online only.
Feel free to get in touch with our sales team for any queries regarding product availability.

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