Firstly, note that all of our cakes can be made as a classic recipe, eggless, vegan, without alcohol, or as requested.
OUR EGGLESS / VEGAN CLIENTS
A cake uses an egg as its binder. Bakers use eggs for a variety of purposes. This is why eggs are a standard ingredient in cake recipes. The egg consists of a white and a yolk. With certain baked goods, you’ll find egg yolk. Yet others stick to white, while a few mix the two. This is because when taken apart, each part serves a distinct function.
Even though eggs have many positive aspects, only some enjoy eating them. To provide one example, vegans don’t eat anything that comes from an animal. Some people have allergies to eggs, and it’s well-documented that this is the case. Many people avoid eating eggs for health reasons, and others for religious reasons.
Nonetheless, there are a few methods to identify if a cake is eggless:
Asking the baker is the quickest method to determine if a cake is eggless. The clerk who is selling you the cake has all the necessary information. The employees at this bakery are well-versed in the many eggless baked goods available. The ones that are on display will often have signs indicating whether or not they are eggless. Ask for an eggless cake if you want to eat it. We have an eggless cake option on our website; if you prefer it, please select it.
Pastries and other baked foods often have an egg wash painted on them before being cooked. The egg wash provides the baked product with its characteristic shine. Egg-based cakes will have a comparable gloss, but egg-free cakes will not. The only way to know is if the cake is unfrosted. Cakes made with ghee, sponges, and other types of unfrosted cakes can be distinguished by this method.
Cakes are typically filled with custard. For a rich and velvety custard, egg yolks are an essential component. To make the custard filling, eggs must be used in the cake. Cakes with custard fillings are not your best bet if you need an eggless option.
Eggless cakes will be more compact than their egg counterparts. Before being included in the cake batter, eggs are beaten till light and airy. The cake will be light and fluffy after doing this. To the touch, it will seem spongy, and poking it will cause it to spring back. The reason for this is that the beaten eggs will create tiny bubbles in the baked cake. Although egg replacements can make a cake light, they can’t make it as fluffy or moist as real eggs. Again, you can’t tell until the cake is sliced; even then, not everyone can.
Cakes made with powdered biscuits, sauces, and other egg substitutes can be relatively thick. These are the only tools you need to tell the difference in density between eggless cakes.
Those on a vegan or vegetarian diet can recognize the difference between an eggless cake and a standard cake only by the fragrance. They believe you can always tell which ones have eggs because they will smell strong. Too much icing or edible embellishments on the cake will cover up the aroma of the egg, making it impossible to tell the two apart.
Check the packaging for the vegetarian symbol. This is FSSAI-approved. It’s a green dot in a box. The green dot indicates vegetarianism. If the cake has eggs, the box will include a red dot.
There are better ways to tell if a cake is eggless, given the varieties available now. Ordering the proper bespoke cakes London ensures that it meets your dietary needs. The cake you obtain from a reliable baker will fit your nutritional needs. Upon collecting your order, Designer Cakes of London team ask about your dietary needs. We use whipped cream icing and ganache for our eggless cakes London.