Hi and Welcome to the HaveCake Blog
Here I will be updating you on the news and events around myself and my online brownie shop www.Havecake.co.uk
As you may know, I have been baking for years and my challenge has always been to create more-ish food. I knew I was successful with the taste factor for the brownies when one of my customers who ran a café in Wandsworth called Cuture Café, asked me to supply her with some home baked brownies and later told me that she and her staff just kept dipping into the home baked brownies instead of selling them and in the end had to control themselves and cut the remaining slices very small!
This name is derived from the famous proverb “You can’t have your cake and eat it too”. Did you know, that, according to Wikipedia, this proverb was recorded as far back as 1546 as “wolde you bothe eate your cake, and have your cake?”
I picked the name HaveCake because when I used to offer out my cakes, living in Brighton I have many Vegan Friends and some Gluten Intolerant Friends and I was conscious they were missing out, whilst we all had cake, I wanted them to be included in the tasting sampling. I wanted us all to be able to ‘have cake and eat it’ not matter what our preferences and intolerances were. Some of my Gluten intolerant friends were used to eating inferior products and were delighted with the tasty results and so have cake and eat it or “HaveCake” was duly created. We are starting off with Brownies, which you can buy online, as these are easier to package without spoiling and make pleasing gifts , but will progress to other Gluten Free and Vegan Cakes as I hopefully expand.
I will also be sharing with you some of the recipes I cook for my house mates and friends as I love to try out new ideas (and they love tasting them!)