Jane Asher is well known in the UK for her acting, business ventures and writing. She has been working professionally in film, theatre and radio since she was 5 years old – her first appearance was in the film Mandy. Jane is a successful writer, having written three best-selling novels. Jane has also developed the Jane Asher range of cake mixes, which has become a best selling brand.
Jane Asher Party Cakes first opened its doors for business at its Cale Street home in 1990. Jane had found an old art gallery for rent in Cale Street, Chelsea. It was a perfect location but needed a large amount of money to refit the shop and set up a working kitchen in the basement. She walked up to her local bank and persuaded the manager to lend her the money, something Jane says would never happen in the same way now.