Welcome to Friday Flavours!
Each Friday I'll be showcasing one of my signature cake flavours, and introducing some new ones along the way.
To start things off, I can't think of anything more fitting than one of my bestselling flavours - Red Velvet.
I always find it difficult to describe the taste of Red Velvet. It's an oil-based cake, so not as rich as a cake made with butter. But there's a creaminess to it, a hint of chocolate, and for want of a better word, it's deliciously moist.
No one quite knows the origin of Red Velvet, but it first appeared in America in the 1920's. Many claim to be the inventor of the cake - including the Waldorf Astoria in New York! - but it's generally thought to be a Southern-style cake.
What is certain though is the clear resurgence in recent years, not just in America but worldwide. There are many different recipes, mine took over a year to perfect. I pair mine with white chocolate buttercream, an ideal companion especially for wedding cakes.
So if you're looking for a show-stopping wedding cake, Red Velvet could be for you. I include Red Velvet in all my consultations so if you're keen to try, book in your wedding consultation now!
Click here to book your consultation with Claire and taste Red Velvet for yourself.