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Burns Night Cakes

Celebrate Burns Night with a delicious cake

Burns Night supper is a celebration of the life and work of the esteemed poet Robert Burns. He was the author of many Scottish poems that we all know, as he was the writer of Auld Lang Syne, which many people across the world sing at New Year's celebrations.

Robert Burns, although known mostly for his poetry, wrote more songs than poems, with his song collection being almost double that of his poetry. And it’s not just English-speaking languages that appreciate his work. In China, Auld Lang Syne is used as a song of friendship, with it often being played at Graduations and other formal events.

Apart from Christopher Columbus and Queen Victoria, Burns has the most statues dedicated to him around the world than any other non-religious figure. The oldest existing statue of Burns is believed to be in the Australian Town of Camperdown. It was carved in 1830 and shipped to Australia in the 1850s.

If nothing else, Robert Burns was an inspiration to many, and apparently, that goes as far as authors, for instance, John Steinbeck‘s 1937 novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ took its name from a line of his poem To a Mouse. And his poem ‘Comin’ Thro’ the Rye’ was the basis for the title of J.D. Salinger’s 1951 novel, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’.

So, it’s clear to see why he is still admired for his work and life despite only living from 1759 – 1796, in the short time he was around, he made a massive impact to culture and literature. This really brings to home why he is still revered and widely celebrated in Scotland on the 25th of January each year.

The traditional Burns Night meal consists of Cullen Skink, which is a smoked haddock chowder, or Cock-a-Leekie (chicken, leek, and rice) soup as the starter. The main is usually haggis, neeps, and tatties (haggis, turnips, and potatoes) or roast beef. With a dessert of Cranachan; raspberry, oat, cream, and whisky. Or a Typsy Laird, which is a boozy Scottish Trifle.

If you want to have a change to tradition, then why not consider having a cake for Burns Night, either as a post-meal treat or as a dessert? We have a great range of cakes that would be perfect for the evening jubilations.

One of our delicious cakes could be a perfect choice, along the same lines as a Typsy Laird, but in the form of a cake. Our Trifle Cake is all about the layers! Three marsala wine-flavoured sponge layers, one pink, one yellow, and one white. These are sandwiched together with three layers of buttercream, strawberry at the bottom, vanilla custard in the middle, and vanilla on top! Just like a trifle, the top is decorated with half cherries and multicoloured sprinkles.

We also have a wonderful range of cakes to suit dietary requirements, meaning that everyone will be able to enjoy a dessert on Burns night. Our dietary ranges include; gluten free cakes, vegan cakes, dairy free cakes, gluten and dairy free cakes, and even no refined sugar cake options.

If you’re looking for a great dessert, check out our Sponge Cakes. We deliver our cakes all over Scotland, so you can have a wonderful dessert delivered to your door in time for your Burns Night celebrations.