Filled With Love – Cupcakes that taste as good as they look
Why do you use Fairtrade products when they are so much more expensive?
Buying Fairtrade products helps to ensure that the people who produce our food and drink earn a living wage. Enough to provide food and shelter for themselves and their families, to educate their children and have access to healthcare when they are sick. I have written much more about this here.
I don’t just buy Fairtrade however! I also aim to buy from reputable companies that care as much as I do about the people and also the animals involved in food production. This means free range eggs of course but also natural flavours and, as far as possible, colours.
Of course you can buy cheaper cake in a supermarket but the questions to ask would be was it made using top quality ingredients, and also has it been finished in a personal way especially for the recipient?
I am always striving to do better so suggestions welcome! If you’d like to read more about my recent move to Fairtrade Walnuts please do so and comment!
What about the environment?
When posting cakes I try to use the minimum packaging required to protect the cakes. Loose-fill is biodegradable and cardboard can be recycled. Until I find biodegradable postal pods I suggest they are recycled or used as mini greenhouses for seedlings
As mentioned previously I aim to use locally produced ingredients where available. They are usually delivered so avoiding unnecessary car journeys.
Do you do nut free/gluten/dairy free cakes?
I cannot guarantee cakes are nut free as they are baked in a kitchen where nuts may have been used. I bake a large number of gluten and dairy free cakes and also use Spelt Flour on request, which has a lower gluten content.
You may enjoy Gluten free Beetroot and Chocolate cake, Courgette and Ginger cake, Lemon Drizzle cake or the latest new recipe – Cardamom and Honey Cupcakes!
Are they suitable for vegetarians?
YES! I am a vegetarian myself and all cakes are good enough for me to eat myself!
Where are they baked?
All cakes are baked in small batches in a domestic kitchen and oven. My kitchen is registered with Three Rivers District Council and I have many years of experience as a cook, caterer and baker both at home and in various schools and colleges.
Cakes are available for collection, delivery within Croxley Green, or can be posted to anywhere in the UK.
Do you do large celebration cakes?
I do! However it is important to emphasise I am first and foremost a baker. Cakes are moist, full of flavour and mouthwateringly delicious. I decorate them with fresh Buttercream, Swiss meringue Buttercream, Chocolate Ganache, Royal and Fondant Icing. They are finished with hand made sugarpaste flowers and simple decorations or a variety of simple “sprinkles”.
If you are looking for a novelty cake I am happy to discuss your requirements but should say in advance that a life size model of Lady Gaga or Mr Tumble is probably not something I could help you with – sorry!
How much do they cost?
It is difficult to give an answer without first discussing your requirements. However as a very rough guide cakes are £2.00 a portion. So a delicious hand made cupcake or slice of scrummy cake will cost roughly the same as a bar of chocolate or half a glass of wine!
Do bear in mind however that there are discounts for larger orders, and also at certain times of the year when we are in bulk production mode!