If you follow this blog or our twitter, you know that we often stress the fact that we do not add any food coloring to our cakes or pastries. Artificial coloring may not be something you think twice about, but if you do you'll realize not many bakeries bake or decorate without it nowadays. I can't say I don't understand the use of it because it is obviously appealing to the eyes but for our store, we simply cannot compromise our quality by adding anything unnatural. Keeping away from the artificial and superficial, we believe, keeps our products safe and healthy for you and your family.
With that said, we get really excited during the summer because we're able to add a lot more color to our products through the use of fruit. Real, fresh fruit that is cut every single morning. So throughout the season you'll see our Strawberry Cream Cakes, more Trifle Cups, more Banana Custard Creams and now, our brand new Very Berry Trifle Cake (see our last post).
And for July 4th, we're able to be a little more festive too. Specifically for Independence Day we make a few more desserts that we think are both delicious and decorative.
First, we can decorate our Banana Custard Creams like the flag upon request. Because the cake is already a rectagular shape (for 1/4 sheets and up), the flag looks perfect on the top.
Last year we also started decorating cupcakes this way as well. Using fresh blueberries, raspberry jam and white cream cheese icing we're able to replicate the flag on top of our white cake cupcakes. Very cute and a huge hit if you're having a BBQ or friends over.
And because berries are so sweet during this time of the year, we're switching up our Trifle Cup fillings. Instead of the usual strawberries with chocolate cake, this July 4th special has bits of our Orange Almond cake, fresh blueberries, fresh vanilla custard and fresh strawberries.
Similarly, our brand new Very Berry Trifle Cake is also packed full of fresh berries - perfect for any summer affair.
I always say that any holiday - no matter how small or big - is a legitimate excuse to be having dessert. If you agree, please order these items in advance to ensure we will have them for you. We hope you'll enjoy these festive treats and Happy 4th of July!