“If you can dream it, we can cream it”
That’s the motto of Cakes and Cream, Lagos, a premier confectionary company in Lagos, Nigeria specializing in baking, decorating and designing cakes of all shapes and sizes. For some, cake decorating is a hobby, and for others, it is a career. The amateurs are those who find it fun and gratifying to bake the cakes and then decorate them for their family and friends, saving money by doing it themselves. With expert training along with good decorating tips and ideas, anyone can master this art. With this art form you will be able to stretch your imagination. If you continue building your skills, you will experience the joy of making others happy with your expertise. The art of decorating cakes takes place when a man or woman has turned the kitchen into an art studio. When a cake is decorated in an artistic design it is pleasing to both the creator and the recipient. Creating a cake does not have to be a stressful experience, you just need to get creative. Don’t be afraid to try new ideas and techniques. For the amateur, it is the simple cake decorating tips, which are the best ways to help you get started. Decorating can be as simple as using a stencil and dusting confectioner’s sugar or cocoa powder on the top of a cake. Cakes can be iced with butter cream, royal fondant, or cooked icing. Adding to the icing cakes can be topped with flowers, spun sugar, or candy. Cakes can be created to look like a hot dog, pizza, or just about anything you have the imagination to create. If you want to be an amateur cake decorator, you will need to learn the basics and pick up as many of the tips you can. There are many tips and ideas widely available. You may decide to continue making and decorating cakes as a pastime or you may decide to look into making a career out of decorating and baking cakes.
Cakes and Cream, Lagos caters to all events including engagement ceremonies, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, house warming and corporate events. Cakes and Cream makes cakes of all sizes, shapes and colors with mouth-watering flavors like vanilla, strawberry, coconut, lemon, chocolate marble and rich fruit to mention few. Chocolate cakes are absolutely one of the all time favorites. There is a big selection of chocolate cakes, with varying ingredients. An important element in a chocolate cake is the intensity of chocolate, especially in devil’s food cake. In the United States, the most common type of chocolate cake is the butter cake. The European chocolate Génoise Cake has a spongy texture with minimal amounts of fat. Other types include the flowerless chocolate cake and red velvet cake. And the common butter cake recipe has ingredients of cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, flour, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter or oil, and water. Other additional ingredients are fruit juices, sour cream, syrups and melted chocolate for devil’s food cake. Ingredients such as liqueurs, vanilla extracts, or liquid flavor i.e. coffee are used by many bakers to enhance and bring out different properties in the chocolate flavor. Also, numerous professional chefs and bakers have experimented unique flavors to chocolate cakes. Some examples of chocolate cakes with flavor combinations include Black Forest gateau, Bûche de Noël, and German Chocolate Cake. Carrot is the main ingredient of a carrot cake and consists of large amounts of sugar like sugar beets. It was used during the medieval age as sweet ingredient in sweet cake. The carrot cake is sweet gourmet food prepared through the mixture of grated carrot and butter. The process of cooking results to soft carrot and the cake has dense and soft texture. The carrots themselves improve and add to the appearance, texture, and flavor of the cake. You could add ingredients to your carrot cake to make it more personal, depending on your taste buds. You could sprinkle it with raisins, nuts, coconut or pineapple. The serving of carrot cake may be either plain, with glazed or topped with white icing. It can also be served topped with cream cheese icing and chopped walnuts. A carrot cake with cream cheese icing is listed as number five on the top five fad foods of the 1970s according to the American-based Food Network in 2005. And carrot cakes are available in different forms such as sheet cake, cupcake, and loaf form. They are popular in the United States and in the United Kingdom. You can find an Emicake outlet near you.
Cakes and Cream also has a subsidiary known as Appetizers Delite. Appetizers Delite makes mouth-watering desserts like coconut pudding, cheese cake, crème cake, chocolate gateaux, Swiss roll, fruit salad, trifle and carrot cakes.
Cakes and desserts at Cakes and Cream, Lagos are quite affordable. For wedding cakes, a budget of between N55, 000 and N180, 000 would get you your dream cake. As for sponge cakes and desserts at Cakes and Cream or at its subsidiary, Appetizer’s Delite, you can get a treat with as little as N1, 200. If the birthday cake has a theme or idea the attraction for it, is immense. Here are few suggestions. There are Pirates and Princesses, a classic birthday cake themes for boys and girls. They can be Cinderella Castle Cake, ice Cream Castle Cake, Pirate Cake, Pirate Ship Cake, Princess Cake, Splendid Castle Cake, and Treasure Chest Cake. This birthday cake idea is for kids who love sports. They are Bowling Ball Cake, Bowling Lane Cake, Football Cake, and Skateboard Cake. Wings and Wheels-this birthday cake idea will really move your child. They are Train Cake, Dump Truck Cake, Fire Engine Cake, Outback Jeep Cake, Racetrack Cake, School Bus Cake, and Space Cake.
Cakes and Cream addresses are as follows;
Ikeja Branch: 95A, Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
Surulere Branch: 12B, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos.
Victoria Island Branch: 20, Adeola Hopewell Street, Opposite Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Office, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Enquiries can be made by calling 08033020863 or visiting the company’sofficial website on www.cakesandcreamng.com.