My clothes have shrunk.
That’s the only explanation.
Over the past few weeks I have been tasting a variety of cakes made by Heavenly Cakes – all gluten-free, of course – and all the clothes I own are just a little bit tighter.
Now, I’m not normally a fan of shop bought gluten-free cakes and biscuits. They usually have way too much sugar added to them to give more texture, and never have the luxurious and rich taste that you can create at home. However, life is sometimes just too short to spend your weekends baking.
These cakes were all exceptional, with the exception of the Eton Mess bar which I couldn’t eat because it had oat flour in it. However, the boyfriend gladly volunteered for taste testing, and judging by the noises coming out of him, it went down well.
My personal favourites were the Midnight Mint brownie and the Millionnaire’s Shortbread. They are the kind of cakes that you bite into, close your eyes, and make naughty noises at. In fact, at one point the boyfriend said “I wish you made the same noises with me as you do with those cakes”. Shush, man, I’m eating ma cakes!
These cakes would make the perfect present for birthdays (I’m thinking a massive hamper of the things!), or a perfect substitute to send to school with your child when you know there’s going to be a birthday cake. You could stuff these into stockings at Christmas, arrange in a basket at Easter, or give them to your beloved at Valentine’s day. Nothing says “I love you no matter what weight you are” than a giant box of cake.
I’m normally an advocate for baking your own cakes and brownies, but it is also our responsibility to support small businesses who supply such great gluten-free cakes, and allow us to lead some semblance of a normal life. The more companies realise that there is a significant and loyal market share to be had by offering gluten-free options, the better our lives will become.
So next time you’re in need of some heavenly cake, be sure to think of Heavenly Cakes.
Full disclosure: These cakes were sent to me as a gift from Heavenly Cakes, but I am reviewing them honestly and fairly. Think of it this way: if you send me bad cake, I’m not going to rave about it am I, even if it’s free?