There are numerous occasions when a shop brought cake is the perfect solution, usually when I’m super busy and fancy a quick something to go with my cuppa tea. But when it comes to a birthday cake, I believe you can’t beat a homemade cake. Here are my 8 reasons why I believe that to be the case.
Just like supermarkets I can let my customers know what is included in their cakes but rest assured my list will never look like this.
Taken from the back of a Tesco triple layer chocolate cake.
INGREDIENTS: Sugar, Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin], Pasteurised Egg, Dark Chocolate (9%) [Cocoa Mass, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Butteroil (Milk), Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Flavouring, Vanilla Extract], Milk Chocolate (8%) [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Mass, Whey Powder (Milk), Milk Sugar, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithins), Flavouring, Vanilla Extract], Rapeseed Oil, Butter (Milk), Humectant (Glycerol), Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder, Single Cream (Milk), Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup, Dried Glucose Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Maize Starch, Raising Agents (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Emulsifiers (Mono- and Di-Glycerides of Fatty Acids, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate), Dried Egg White, Preservative (Sorbic Acid), Acidity Regulators (Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid), Salt.
When you get a homemade cake the selection of flavours available to you considerably increases for example
White chocolate and Raspberry- Vanilla–. Chocolate cream - Oreo cookies–Mascarpone filling–Lemon–Coffee and walnut–Passion fruit– Pecan– Peanut butter– Strawberry - Biscoff– Banana caramel–Turkish Delight–. Apple Cider–Mojito– Coconut–Baileys–Champagne Strawberry–Salted caramel– Chocolate Orange–Cream cheese–Cherry– Pistachio cream–Cookie dough–Gingerbread–Mixed Spice–Blueberry & Lemon – . Twix–Fresh cream
in order to mass produce cakes at such low prices, supermarkets need to keep to low costing ingredients, which in turn will invariably affect the quality of the ingredients. Bakers can tailor their ingredients to your taste and budget .
Finally can I just say you really don’t need to justify your decision to buy from a home baker, just know you deserve it – Because you’re worth it……