Our Story

We are a multi award winning bakery based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.  We believe in creativity and real honest baking made with love.

Cinnamon Square was born out of a vision to share the joy of our namesake product, the Cinnamon Square Bun, with our community. The bakery opened in 2005, and over 18 years later, the Cinnamon Square bun still prompts smiles like no other with its unrivalled flavour, softness and gooey-ness!

We are a family business, with a passion for using traditional baking methods and natural, fresh ingredients to make uncompromising artisanal baked goods and Real Breads. Whilst traditional methods remain at the heart of our practice, using time-honoured techniques and decades-old sourdough starters, we bring a creative and innovative approach to baking. We are always experimenting with new products and techniques to keep our offerings exciting and tasting as delicious as possible.

This approach has won us numerous awards over the past eighteen years (see awards page), including Great Taste and Baking Industry Awards.

We’re passionate about sharing our love and expertise for baking through our recipe books and baking classes led by Founder and Master Baker, Paul Barker. His unique, precise and scientific approach to baking has taught thousands to master the craft in a fun and informative environment.

At the heart of our business is our community of dedicated customers, who have shown us unwavering support since we first opened our doors in 2005.

We also appreciate the support from our wider community and those customers who regularly purchase our products on-line. We love that we are able to share our gooey Cinnamon Buns across the country and bring joy to so many people.

Thank you for all the wonderful and ‘cin’sational support.


Paul Barker - Founder & Master Baker

Paul is a professional Master Baker with over 35 years in the industry. His extensive career has included experience in craft baking, research and development, technical management, and he is also a qualified flour miller. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and expertise within his baking books and baking classes.


Tricia Barker – Founder & Business Director

As Business & Marketing Director, Tricia drives the vision of the bakery. She is passionate about the creative potential of the business, yet also firm in her commitment to ensuring Cinnamon Square stays true to its values and offers an exceptional customer experience.


The ’Cin’sational Team

We are a small but incredibly dedicated team, committed to providing our customers with a personable, friendly experience to match our high-quality products.