Monday, 28 June 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Weddings & Civil Partnerships

How true my byline is - we all want to be forever smitten and your big day is the way to tell the world you  believe it will be so. Wedding cakes are so special I have decided to put Deli Cakes on the web and is now the place for Brides and Grooms to feast on some delicious pictures before booking a Design and Taste meeting.

Don't forget I can make you the most sumptuous cupcakes so the option of a cupcake tower won't compromise the taste or style of your reception - in fact it's an ideal way to be flexible and have lots of cake. Three tier cakes are around £400 depending on filling and design and cupcakes start from £2.20 each. 

Tell your soon to be married friends about the new site and be assured of sumptuous cake at the reception. 

best wishes, Janet

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Children's Cakes

What were your birthday cakes like? Can you remember the excitement of the lights dimming, the swell of voices singing "Happy Birthday to You" the candle covered cake being proffered, the huge intake of breath, all leading to the moment when you blew out the candles in one long wwhfff and made a wish.
Children's cakes should be exciting and continue the party themesuch as the Hungry Catterpillar as you can get plates, paper plates, napkins, a tablecloth and invitations all to match.

The great thing about a big cake and cupcakes is that the big cake can have candles in it and be the focus for singing Happy Birthday and you can give a cupcake to everyone to take home in a party bag, so maybe choose fondant topped ones rather than buttercream!
The Hungry Catterpillar cake is ideal as you can have as long a caterpillar as you need to get the right amount of cake.

best wishes, Janet

Monday, 14 June 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Food Additives

Should you be worried?

Are E numbers in food bad for you and your family – well that depends on which ones you eat, how much and how often. First some facts and then some practical pointers. E numbers are allocated to all products that can be added to food – so even the red food colouring made from beetroot juice has a number E162 and acetic acid is E260 but its only the Latin name for vinegar! Both these ingredients are likely to be used in cakes but especially in this Red Velvet cake. 

  • No kids or elderly relatives you cook for regularly – then don’t worry – the really bad additives are banned. If you feel unwell after eating certain foods check the label next time for additives (some people are sensitive to gum derived additives, colours and preservatives leading to upset stomach’s headaches, increased chance of asthma and hyper activity in children) Use this link to check 
  • Children under 3 will have had food additives if they've eaten processed food. In youngsters even natural additives like salt should be had in moderation so the best thing is to restrict processed foods and look for ‘no artificial additive’ labels. Obviously sweets are high in sugar and brightly coloured foods will probably have more enumbers so make sweets a treat and look for natural colourings such as fruit and vegetable purees.

  • Older children may already have a taste for processed foods. Try to introduce some home made foods  to reduce additives and remember if its highly coloured and not a fruit or vegetable its bound to be full of enumbers. Don’t panic just make a few changes and give kids a different treat like Toffee Apples or Frozen Chocolate Bananas instead of a whole bar of chocolate.  (freeze bananas in skin – when required, skin banana and place on non stick paper, pour over melted chocolate. Ready to eat when set.

    Best wishes, 
    Janet 01732 843518

Monday, 7 June 2010

Once bitten forever smitten - Fathers Day

Get ready its nearly Father's Day so what are you going to do for your Dad this year - not another themed gift from the chain stores, he's worth more than that. Men and cake fall into two categories - if they have a sweet tooth they will scoff a sponge cake faster than you can say happy fathers day and if they are more traditional they love a rich fruit cake.

These are two designs of cake I have previously given to my own Dad, he loved them both and the great thing was all the family got to share his present.

best wishes, Janet