Offbeat Cakes is all about baking excellent cakes for everyone to enjoy. We use the finest quality ingredients to ensure that the end product is a good as it can possibly be, in taste, appearance and texture. All our ingredients are certified gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan, so you can rest assured that the final product is free from these contaminants and suitable for people who have dietary restrictions.
We also use organic, fairly traded and ethical products where possible, and source what we can locally to ensure that our business activity limits any negative impact on the environment and producers around the world. One of our main suppliers is the ethical co-operative Suma – the UK’s largest independent wholefood wholesaler/distributor, specialising in vegetarian, fairly traded, organic, ethical and natural products. Offbeat Cakes can also supply biodegradable card plates and compostable cutlery made from plant starch which can be added to your order if you require these for an event.
We use cardboard cake moulds, cake boards and boxes for our cakes and we encourage our customers to re-use or recycle these after use. We offer a cake box re-use incentive to our business customers – discounts are available if boxes are returned to us for re-use. This reduces waste and has less environmental impact than using new boxes for each order.
We recycle all our packaging from ingredients where possible, including paper flour and sugar bags, tetra pak cartons and glass bottles and jars. We also use environmentally friendly Ecover washing up liquid in our kitchen.
Offbeat Cakes aims to reduce our impact on the environment, give a fair deal to farmers (for everything from sugar to coffee beans) and be a 100% plant based business, whilst providing scrummy cakes suitable for vegans and those following gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free diets.