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Cake Day

It’s time to get the party started!

There can’t be a party without a cake. Let’s face it, cakes are made for celebrations (quite literally), and they are often used to mark very significant occasions in our lives. We don’t usually think about cakes much, they are just items that are traditionally there for celebrations. But maybe we should appreciate them a bit more consciously, because they do actually make a huge difference to our parties.

And they were once a luxury, during World War II, and during the Victorian era, sugar was an extreme luxury item, it was either very expensive or incredibly difficult to get a hold of due to rationing. That’s why during the war people had to get creative with baking special treats by adding what may have been seen as unusual items to create a delicious sponge. People added naturally sweet vegetables (which were easier to come by due to Britain's homegrown veg drive) to their cake batter to replace the lack of sugar so that they could still help their loved ones celebrate a special occasion.

Cake day is celebrated on the 26th of November across the world. Cakes first emerged in Ancient Greek and Egyptian times, they were originally flat and rather heavy and served with nuts and honey. This probably sounds family and the modern equivalent (which it evolved into) is baklava. It wasn’t until the 19th century that cakes started to become popular for birthday celebrations and eventually, they earned their candles on top in Western Europe too.

So, why not use the 26th of November as an opportunity to appreciate cakes, by sharing a slice with your friends or family. We have a wonderful range of cakes that everyone is bound to love, and we work hard to make sure everyone can enjoy some cake with our range of gluten free cakes, dairy free cakes, and vegan cakes. And there are lots of flavours to choose from too – here are some of the delicious cakes available:

Victoria Sponge Cake - Free range eggs, flour, and natural vanilla flavouring creates our award-winning light and fluffy Victoria Sponge. The buttercream is made from English butter and natural vanilla flavouring which is complemented perfectly with quality raspberry jam.

Chocolate Cake - Luxurious and rich chocolate, flour and free range eggs create a moist and indulgent Sponge. English butter and chocolate create the ultimate chocolate buttercream and milk chocolate flakes decorate the top. A chocaholics dream!

Carrot Cake - Grated carrot, cinnamon, walnuts, plump sultanas, free range eggs and a hint of nutmeg make up this rich and juicy sponge. Naturally flavoured vanilla buttercream with crunch walnut pieces on top.

Millionaires Cake - Half of the sponge is hand-made with natural vanilla flavouring and free range eggs and the other half is made with indulgent chocolate. Caramel and natural toffee flavouring create a luxurious buttercream. Pretty drizzled milk and white chocolate on the top.

These four cakes are available as a standard cake, gluten free cake, dairy free cake, and vegan cake, but there are plenty of other flavours to choose from in our ranges, so you’ll be able to find the perfect cake to enjoy this cake day.