Why no red velvet?! And Other FAQs January 08 2015, 0 Comments

We have the best customers and they ask the best questions. We usually reply to each one of you individually, but there are some questions we are asked so often, we thought it would be a good idea to post some answers on our blog page.


Why don't you have red velvet cupcakes on your menu?

It is pretty simple really, we do not use any artificial food dyes in our baked goods. Nearly 2fl oz of artificial red food colouring goes into making just one dozen of those big, bold red velvet cupcakes you see in your favourite bakeries. 

There are natural red food colouring options, but they are usually made from beets and have a very distinct and strong flavour so we choose to use them sparingly. Also, they will not give the same strong red colour as their chemical counterparts, so they aren't suitable for making the ever so popular red velvet cake. 


Does Megpies make gluten-free cupcakes?

Yes! We know following a gluten-free diet to manage celiac disease or gluten intolerance can be very difficult, but we don't believe it should keep you from the things you love. We have an entire menu filled with made without goodies, baked lovingly and carefully using gluten-free flour and rising agents produced by Doves Farm, who have worked closely with gluten-free groups, sufferers and nutritionists to develop their award winning gluten-free products. Our made without cupcakes, muffins and cookies are baked in the same kitchen as our traditional baked goods, therefore we cannot officially certify them as gluten-free. Please get in touch if you would like more information about our ingredients or baking techniques. 

Better Baking: http://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/2013/10/08/calgary-avansino-indulgent-but-healthy-treats/gallery/1061903


Does Megpies do corporate orders?

Absolutely! We have many standing orders with local businesses for their corporate celebrations. We don't do edible printed logos, as they make us a bit queasy, (Printed logo ingredients: Distarch phosphate, Acetylated distarch adipate, maltodextrin, glycerin, sugar, water, Acacia gum, Microcrystalline cellulos, dextrose, emulsifiers, Polyoxyethylene sorbitan tristearate, Mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, Sorbitan monostearate, food color, Titanium dioxide, sucralose, citric acid, flavors, Potassium sorbate, hydrogenated coconut fat) but we love getting creative with marzipan and icing decorations.

Please have a look at our gallery page to get inspired for you next event: http://www.megpies.co.uk/pages/gallery

Does Megpies do larger celebration cakes?

Yes! We offer 9" double and triple layer cake versions of our popular cupcakes flavours. Please see our cake menu for flavour options or email info@megpies.co.uk with any questions. 


 If your question wasn't answered here, please email us and we will make sure you have all the info you need.