A VEGAN bakery is set to open in Pensnett in the former home of a butchers.

Fliss’s Fancy opens in the former Tomlinsons butchers on Commonside and is the brainchild of Pensnett mum Emma George.

The 29-year-old has been running her own online business for the past four years, creating vegan chocolate treats.

With lockdown easing she decided to take the plunge of opening her own bakery and shop, Fliss's Fancy, which officially opens on Saturday, November 6.

Shoppers will be able to buy vegan cakes, coffee, milkshakes and ice cream, all made from scratch by Emma.

Emma told the News: “I only live around the corner and drove past the building a lot. I just looked at it one day and had a brainwave.

“It’s a complete turnaround as we will not be harming any animals in a place that caused them so much pain.”

She has been a vegan for the past four years and hopes the business will tap into the growing popularity in veganism as people eschew animal products.

As well as baking and creating vegan treats, Emma has also taken on a raft of renovations on the building herself- she even recently repainted the outside of the building using a cherry picker.

It is a labour of love for the busy mum who has juggled setting up the business while raising Cole, aged 8, six-year-old Spencer, Penny, aged two and baby Martha, aged ten months.

The business is movingly named after Emma's baby girl Felicity who passed away four years ago.

The bakery will also include a shop which will sell vegan products from local businesses to help support the local economy.

Fliss’s Fancy officially opens at 10am on Saturday November 6 and the first ten visitors will receive a free cake.