Have you heard of Cake-Cetera? It's founded by Pauline who was inspired to set up the business after losing her mum to cancer. She was shocked to find out that flowers were banned from wards. She found that most people brought in cake instead hence the idea for Cake-Cetera. She started making and delivering cakes from home in Glasgow and has now expanded to extend deliveries nationwide.
Their motto is 'Say it with Cake, yummy goodness right to your door' and I can't agree more! I only ever get bills or junk mail through my letterbox so it was very exciting to open a lovely box of treats. I received a box of 12 French macarons to try. My first impressions were that it's beautifully packaged and they arrived in one piece apart from a small crack in one of them. I always thought macarons are quite fragile so I was surprised to see that they survived the postal journey.
It comes in a little black box which can easily fit through most letterboxes. It was packaged in another brown box which is not shown here.
I love the beautiful colours and the display. It comes with a little information card listing the ingredients and allergy advice. There is 2 of each flavour which is handy for J and I so there's no fighting!
The flavours are vanilla, pistachio, coffee, raspberry, lemon and chocolate. The macarons were of the same size and shape and they all have the characteristic 'feet' which I find really hard to achieve in my own kitchen. We tried each flavour and came up with our list of favourites. For J his preference was raspberry, lemon, pistachio, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. For me my preference was raspberry, coffee, lemon, chocolate, pistachio, vanilla.
The macarons were light and held their shape well. They were just sweet enough without being overly sweet which can be a problem sometimes. Our favourite was the raspberry one because it had a strong raspberry flavour and the filling was similar to a raspberry jam. J does not like coffee in desserts which is probably why it ranked 5th for him but I thought it was very good. It had a strong coffee flavour without being overpowering. The chocolate and pistachio were in the middle and we both agreed that the lemon was also quite good. The vanilla was our least favourite as it seemed a bit lacking in flavour and taste.
My verdict - I like the concept of ordering baked goods online to be delivered which is particularly handy for family or friends who live further afield. The macarons were of good quality and they were well packaged ensuring that they arrived in one piece. It's also a great gift for a special occasion and they have a wide range of different treats on their site.
Disclaimer: I was sent a box of 12 macarons for review purposes. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own. This is not a sponsored post.