Bad break turns out Sweet for King’s Lynn’s Elaina

Elaina Pitt who has launched a new home-made sweet business MLNF15PB04666 ANL-150429-112304001
Elaina Pitt who has launched a new home-made sweet business MLNF15PB04666 ANL-150429-112304001

Breaking a leg would be regarded by most as a misfortune but for Elaina Pitt, from Lynn, she hopes the disaster will lead to sweet success.

On Christmas Day two years ago she slipped on ice 
breaking her left ankle.

Despite four operations the fracture left her with a reduced mobility and an inability to stand for long periods.

It meant she had to resign from her job as kitchen assistant at Springwood High School in Lynn.

But it did not dampen her enthusiasm for cooking.

She saw it as an opportunity to turn a sweet-making hobby into a full-time job.

She said: “All I used to do was fit in the odd Christmas market and summer fete around my work.”

Now she has formed a new business called So Sweet and is making a much wider range of confectionary including tasty treats like Bumblebee white chocolate shards, hand-made marshmallow and honeycomb, fudge and caramel and a range of real Belgian chocolates.

The new business was launched at the weekly Docking Market in the village’s Ripper Memorial Hall, last Wednesday.

It was a launch that happened quickly.

Elaina said: “I contacted them on the Tuesday and I was setting up my stall the following day.”

Now buoyed by her success she is planning to offer her toothsome treats at many more markets around West Norfolk and beyond.