The number of people suffering from food intolerances and allergies is increasing with wheat-; gluten-; egg-; sugar- and dairy products being the primary allergens. Healthy cakes are one option to control your craving for sweet treats without suffering from the side effects of allergens and intolerances. You may think that there is no way that a healthy cake can taste good, but one New York baker has found a way to create scrumptious cakes using only healthy ingredients.
Erin McKenna has been a lifelong cake, biscuits and fast food addict with nary a thought for healthy eating. By the age of 25 she suffered from extreme fatigue, stomach upsets and the skin condition psoriasis. It took another four years before she was diagnosed as being allergic to wheat and dairy, and that she needed to be careful of too much refined sugar. Because she couldn’t ignore her addition to cake, Erin began trying a number of healthy recipes that excluded the usual ingredients which she is allergic to. The result was tasty, healthy and beautiful decorative cakes.
After considerable success making wheat-; dairy- and egg free baked goods, she decided to start her own company baking and selling healthy cakes and biscuits. Despite have no business skills or formal culinary training, Erin set about formulating a business plan, refining recipes for healthy baked treats, and securing loans.
It took just 16 months from developing the concept to opening her own store. Celebrities devotees include Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, Mary-Louise Parker and Jason Schwartzman who all regularly stop by to pick up a healthy baked treat. These are on top of the many orders for birthday cakes and birthday cupcakes that the restaurant receives every day.
The craze for healthy baked goods has spread around the world and you no longer need to have these allergen-free cakes shipped around the world. With many speciality stores dedicated to producing healthy cakes, you can enjoy sweet treats in the heart of London.