And here we are at the end of a very cake filled week- and the ONLY way to end the Heavenly Cakes’ Cake Olympics is with our very own entrant- the UK being represented by the Eton Mess cake. Eton Mess is a popular British dessert of meringue, cream and strawberries…well, messed up and served together. I love it during the summer- it’s a really light option. Whilst the UK has a reputation for serving heavy, fried dishes all year round, Eton Mess bucks that trend- it’s perfect in the summer as we can use our freshly grown strawberries to create a light and more ‘delicate’ dessert.
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Pizza, Pasta and olive oil are some very Italian foods. Thankfully, Heavenly Cakes didn’t pick any of them when deciding which Italian food would feature as the Italian representative in their Olympic range, because let’s face it… nobody wants to eat a pasta cake. Instead, the company have taken what I think is traditionally an English food (the bakewell cake) and added a very Italian twist- this Lemon Bakewell contains real Sicilian lemon oil to give it that ‘citrusy kick’.
I had no idea what a Nanaimo Bar was when I saw this on the front of the Heavenly Cakes wrapper. I actually had to go and Google it to find out what flavours were involved. Of course, had I bothered to read the information sheet which came with my Olympic themed cake selection (probably a smart thing to do with the benefit of hindsight!) I would have found the very helpful and concise description from Heavenly Cakes; that the Nanaimo Bar was ‘a chocolate biscuit base, custard filling topped with plain chocolate.’
Burgers/unnecessarily large cars/ freedom/ ‘the constitoootion’ (as Yanks would say it!)/ the White House/B&J/ oh and more burgers. That is the list of things that I think about when somebody mentions the USA to me. It’s fun to play the ‘lazy stereotype’ game isn’t it! (Just for the record- YES, I’m English, but NO- I don’t have bad teeth, don’t eat jellied eels and don’t have posh afternoon tea every day!)
Continuing on with the Olympic theme, we’ve got a Jamaican special from Heavenly Cakes in the shape of a Rum and Raisin Tiffin. What’s so Jamaican about that I hear you shout? Well the team over at Heavenly Cakes have chucked in some real Jamaican rum into the recipe to give it some kick! What’s not to like? Cakes- good. Booze- good. Cakes + booze- excellent.
With the London Olympics starting next Friday, we’re currently getting bombarded in the UK with a range of Olympic themed products. However, to be frank, most of them are pretty terrible- effectively the same old food/drink but with a different sticker on the front. However Heavenly Cakes- a favoured company of mine- have announced not 1 but 6 brand new special edition cakes with an Olympic concept behind them. Each and every special cake of course has a clever link to a country which will be represented at the London Olympics.
Concluding this week’s five Heavenly Cakes’ reviews, we have their ‘Lumpy Bump Brownie’. I’ve eaten a lot of cake this week (it’s a tough life right?!) but after testing their delightful brownie earlier in the week- when trying their ‘Billionaire’s Brownie’- making room for another slice was not a problem at all!