Fusion Cakes and Bakes Launch, Bristol

Bored of brownies, meringues a little mundane? Check out new gluten free cake company 'Fusion Cakes and Bakes'.

I attended their opening evening in a space on Bristol Harbourside (complete with gorgeous sunset, pictured above).

I entered the space and was faced with a long table covered in free from cakes, bakes and loaves. Everything was available to try, you just needed to grab a knife or spoon and tuck in.

Some of the products were both gluten and egg free, including Hazelnut & Chocolate Squares and the Rosemary & Orange Cake.

I cut myself a few slices and sat down with an espresso. I can still taste the rosemary and orange cake now. I'm glad I finally got to try cake with rosemary as it's not something I would have made myself. It was very well balanced with a satisfying dense texture. Definitely the work of someone who knows their onions.

The ingredients used are inventive and healthier than the standard gluten, dairy and egg alternatives. Organic ingredients and natural sweeteners are used where possible. Many classics were on offer (a tiramisu looked especially appetising) as well as some exciting flavour combinations like Chestnut and Pear Chocolate Frangipan and Lime and Matcha Madeleines.

The brains behind the company, Rosa, started baking for coliac friends after finding that shop bought alternatives can be high in sugar, salt and artificial thickeners.

If you'd like to order any of Rosa's fantastic products, you just need to call this number with your order - 07850 471667 or email hello@fusioncakesandbakes.co.uk

When we left, full of cake and coffee, we popped into the Arnolfini to check out Richard Long's 'Time & Space' exhibition. A perfectly haunting and atmospheric end to an early autumn evening. Cake, art and Bristol! Is there a greater combination?



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