Since I've started my cake business, I get asked quite regularly "why order a homemade cake when I can buy one from the supermarket for half the price?". So I'm going to try and clear this one up and answer it for everyone who also wonders about this.
Supermarket cakes provide a convenient and low cost option but a homemade cake could give you so much more. Now this is a preference thing and individual to the person, but for me there are loads of reasons why I would always buy homemade over a supermarket cake - here's my top three:-
1. Good quality cake
For me there is nothing better than knowing what has gone into the slice of cake you're eating. Knowing that the best ingredients are being used and that they are fresh, This means you have a delicious tasting cake that a supermarket cake won't ever compare to. Which leads me on to my next reason.....
2. No weird ingredients
Supermarket cakes are jam packed with chemicals and ingredients you've never heard of that are solely to make the produce last for a long period of time on the shelf. Which lets be honest, isn't a great start, especially if you're feeding it to your children. With a homemade cake at least there is control with the sugar that goes into it because it doesn't need all these additional ingredients to make it taste good. Which instantly means a .homemade cake is better for you, so you can enjoy the cake when you indulge.
3. Personalised - from design to dietary requirements
You get to pick exactly what you want and make the cake bespoke to you or whoever the cake is for. Enjoy the luxury of tailoring your ingredients dependant on dietary requirements and the design and look of the cake. You won't get that in a supermarket.
Hopefully this gives a bit of clarity about some of the perks of ordering a custom made cake.