Thursday, 7 May 2015

What we have been up to for the last few months!

I have to first off apologise for not posting for soooo long! It has been so busy at Deerly Beloved that I haven't had a chance to post for what seems like ages. So rather than tell you what I have been up to, I thought I would post pictures because we all love food pictures right? 


















1) My favourite seasonal cake Blood Orange and Almond Cake! (see you in the winter time my darling blood orange!)
2) Sunday baking for Unio Cafe, Biddy's Tea Room and St Benedicts Food Store
3)  Friday Baking orders
4) Our new Chocolate and Vanilla Shortbread Cake!
5) Our New Hazelnut Latte Cake!
6) Easter Chocolate Deluxe Box
7) GF Lemon, Almond and Blueberry Cupcakes
8&9) Sell out Mind Body and Spirit Festival Stall at the Forum
10) I turned 29 and my lovely sister made me a Moomin cake!
11) Cupcake order! Cookies and Kream, Rosemary and Choc and Black Forest.
12&13) Our cakes at Unio Cafe at the UEA with it's purdy signage!
14) GF Chocolate Matilda Book Cake with chocolate ganache
15&16) Cookies and Kream Totoro Cake!
17) Me wearing the gorgeous All Glamour No Guts necklaces!
18) A busy day at the 2nd Norwich Zine Fair co-created by my lovely husband Kyle.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Deerly Beloved Bakery 4 Today!




Today is a very special day as Deerly Beloved Bakery turns 4 years old today! :D

I want to say a big thank you to all my customers, customers who have turned into good friends, supporters, and the shops I supply; St. Benedict's Food Store​, Biddy's Tea Room​, Waterstones Norwich​ Cafe W and Unio Coffee​ you are all amazing!

I would also like to thank my little team of helpers, my husband Kyle (or aka mr delivery man, washerupper and stall helper) my sister Danielle, and my mum and step dad who all step  up to help out this one woman business!

So I thought I would share a picture of some of the highlights of Deerly Beloved so far:
1) Our first ever stall
2)and the many stalls after that!
3) and our very busy pop up cafes!
4) Winning Best Small Business at the Norwich Eco Awards
5) Making my own wedding cake
6) Getting my cakes into cafes including Biddy's and  Waterstones Cafe W!
7) Supplying Unio Coffee at the UEA!
8)My blog and working on youtube videos
9) Getting to write my recipes for magazines and recipe books!

I can't wait for the next 4 years! :D

Friday, 6 March 2015

Mothers Day and Easter Treats!

Mothers day and Easter have arrived and here at Deerly Beloved and we have lots of cakes and bakes to make your spring celebrations a real treat! 
Our classic celebration cakes come in double layers and a range of flavours! 
If you want something bespoke  please contact us and we can come up with the perfect cake for your beloved!The celebration cakes can be made in 4.5'', 8'' and 10'' round cakes and serve 2, 10, 16 (respectively) generous slices. 
Our cakes can be made GF by using no gluten containing ingredients, and although we have a strict cross contamination policy, please bear in mind we do use gluten flour in our kitchen. 
All ingredients are local, seasonal and fairtrade where possible and 100% cruelty free!They are freshly made to order, no cakes hanging around waiting to be sold here! 
They can either be collected from the bakery or delivered in the Norwich area for a £4 charge. 
Ordering can't be simpler! Email your order to deerlybelovedbakeryvegan@gmail.com and you can either pay by cheque or we can send a PayPal invoice to your email address. 
Once we have received your payment we will send you an email confirmation and your cakes will be freshly made, ready for you to collect or be delivered in the Norwich area.





The Deerly Beloved Easter Celebration Cake is a rich chocolate cake sandwiched with a chocolate buttercream inside and then covered with white icing. It is then topped with beautiful handmade daffodils and mascari flowers!


  • 4.5'' Two Layer Mini Cake £13 Gluten Free £15
  • 10'' Two Layers Sandwiched with Vegan Buttercream £39. Gluten Free add £5


  • 4.5'' Serves 2. 10'' Serves 16.
    Collection or Delivery Only


     Green Tea and Lemon Cake.
    A delicate lemon sponge topped with lemon and green tea icing and a piped flower decoration.

    4.5'' Two layer Mini Cake £10 GF £11

    8'' Two Layers with Vegan Buttercream £29 GF add £5

    10'' Two Layers Sandwiched with Vegan Buttercream £35. GF add £5

    4.5'' Serves 2. 8'' serves 10. 10'' serves 16
     Collection or Delivery Only


    Our Classic Victoria Sponge Cake. 
    Two layers of almond sponge with piped vanilla buttercream and raspberry compote. Topped with a sprinkling of unrefined sugar.

    4.5'' Two layer Mini Cake £10 GF £11

    8'' Two Layers with Vegan Buttercream £29 GF add £5

    10'' Two Layers Sandwiched with Vegan Buttercream £35. GF add £5

    4.5'' Serves 2. 8'' serves 10. 10'' serves 16
    Collection or Delivery Only


     Our Apple Rose Tarts are one of our most popular treats!
    A pastry cup holds a rich homemade Lemon Curd. We then poach apple slices in natural colouring and arrange them into a rose.
    Box of 6 £12

    Collection or Delivery Only




    Deluxe Chocolate Easter Box.
    The Ultimate Chocolate Easter Collection is here! Containing 4 of our best sellers including:
    1 Peanut Flutter Bar
    1 Peppermint Pattie Slice
    1 Double Chocolate Brownie
    1 Giant Choc Chip Cookie Sandwich

    £10
    Collection or Delivery Only on Saturday 4th of April









    Plus all our Classic Celebration Cakes are available to order! Take a look at our year round range here: Celebration Cakes



    For ingredient and allergy information please click here


    Sunday, 25 January 2015

    Chickpea, Kale and Cauliflower Curry Hand Pies Recipe





    Makes 2 large hand pies
    Ingredients:

    2 Tbsps of Sunflower Oil
    2 Level Tbsp of Mild Garam Masala Powder
    1 Tbsp of Mustard Seeds
    1/2 Tbsp of Cumin Seeds
    2 Leeks finely chopped
    1 Large Carrot finely Chopped
    1 Cup Cauliflower Florets
    1 Cup roughly chopped Kale or Cavolo Nero
    2 Medium Potatoes Chopped into cubes
    1 Can of Chickpeas
    Pinch of Salt to taste
    1/2 Tsp of sugar
    2 Cups Soya/ Coconut Milk
    1 Cup of Water
    1 block of ready made puff pastry

    In a pan gently fry the garam masala, mustard seeds and the cumin seeds to bring out the flavours for about 30 seconds.
    Then add the leeks, carrot, cauliflower, kale and potatoes to the pan along with the chickpeas. Stir to coat in the spices. Add the soya milk and water to the pan, pop on a lid and lower the heat. Let it cook for around 25 mins until the potatoes are cooked through, stirring every now and again so not to let the curry stick to the pan and burn. If it gets too thick while cooking add a little more water. However you want the curry to be fairly thick so when it comes to putting it in the pastry it doesn't run everywhere!
    Check the seasoning. Add more salt or even a little more garam masala if you want a little more curry zing!
    Once cooked take off the heat and leave to cool for 15 mins otherwise the heat of the curry will melt your pastry!
    Roll out your pastry into a large rectangle and cut into two. Place a good amount of the mixture into the center of each piece of pastry and fold over and use a little water to seal the pie. Crimp the edges to secure and make two slits in the top of the pastry to help let out steam while it cooks. Pop the pies on some greaseproof paper and into a pre heated oven at 200c for about 30 mins.
    Make sure they are piping hot in the middle and serve!
    These are great cold and also freeze really well too!


    Monday, 19 January 2015

    Valentines 2015

    Deerly Beloved Bakery Valentines Collection 2015!

    All cakes and bakes can be collected from our bakery right up until Saturday the 14th of February. All postal orders will be posted on the 11/12th by first class post to guarantee that they arrive for the 14th. 


    Chocolate and Rose Cake.
    A rich chocolate sponge with chocolate and rose buttercream topped with pink drizzle icing and choc chips.

    4.5'' Two layer Mini Cake £10 GF £11

    8'' Two Layers with Vegan Buttercream £29 GF add £5

    10'' Two Layers Sandwiched with Vegan Buttercream £35. GF add £5

    4.5'' Serves 2. 8'' Serves 10. 10'' Serves 16.
    Collection only.


    Red Velvet Cake.
    Classic Red Velvet cake coloured with natural colouring, with vanilla buttercream, red drizzled icing and cherry pieces. It is said to be in honour of the deep red mud of the Mississippi river.

    4.5'' Two layer Mini Cake £10 GF £11

    8'' Two Layers with Vegan Buttercream £29 GF add £5

    10'' Two Layers Sandwiched with Vegan Buttercream £35. GF add £5

    4.5'' Serves 2. 8'' Serves 10. 10'' Serves 16.
    Collection Only


     Lemon and Rose Whoopie Pies.
    A rose flavoured chewy biscuit Whoopie Pie with a lemon buttercream center, with a handpainted rose on top.
    Box of 6 £12
    Collect from our bakery or can be posted to a UK address for £5 p&p signed for 1st class


    Red Velvet Whoopie Pies.
    A Chocolate Whoopie Pie chewy biscuit with a deep red buttercream center. Stamped with the Deerly Beloved bird.
    Box of 6 £12
    Collect from our bakery or can be posted to a UK address for £5 p&p signed for 1st class


     Our Apple Rose Tarts are one of our most popular wedding treats and even graced the tables at our DBB wedding!
    A pastry cup holds a rich homemade Lemon Curd. We then poach apple slices in natural colouring and arrange them into a rose.
    Box of 6 £12
    Collection only

    Rose and Pistachio Cupcakes!
    A light pistachio sponge topped with rose buttercream more pistachios and a rose drizzle icing.
    Box of 6 £12
    collection only

     Our Peanut Flutter Bars are one of our best sellers at our pop up events. With a layer of shortbread, a layer of crunchy and smooth peanut topped with chocolate, these make for a wicked but satisfying treat!
    Box of 6 £12
    Collect from our bakery or can be posted to a UK address for £5 p&p signed for 1st class


     Our Peppermint Patty Slice is another of our most popular bakes! A rich chocolate cake base with peppermint icing topped with a layer of rich chocolate!
    Box of 6 £12
    Collect from our bakery or can be posted to a UK address for £5 p&p signed for 1st class



    Our most popular treat! Our Double Chocolate Brownie! Rich and gooey, these brownies satisfy the biggest chocoholics!
    Box of 6 £12
    Collect from our bakery or can be posted to a UK address for £5 p&p signed for 1st class



    Peanut Butter Blondies! Our new favourite here at the bakery! A rich gooey blondie filled with peanut butter and choc chips!

    Box of 6 £12
    Collect from our bakery or can be posted to a UK address for £5 p&p signed for 1st class


    All our bakes may contain:
    Soya, nuts, peanuts, gluten, wheat, mustard, celery,

    Tuesday, 6 January 2015

    New Deerly Beloved Bakery Website!



    We have a brand new website which will make ordering all your favourite Deerly Beloved cakes and bakes so much simpler!
    We will of course still be running this news and recipe blog and it can now be accessed through the new website too!

    Go check it out www.deerlybelovedbakery.com



    Tuesday, 30 December 2014

    Recent Cakes, Bakes and Christmas Cheer!












    1) Rapunzel Cake and Cupcakes!
    2) Catering for Neals Yard Remedies
    3) Cakes all ready to go to Norwich Makers Market!
    4&5) Winter Clutter City
    6) My new Deerly Beloved t-shirt arrived!
    7) Birdy's outside my bakery window keeping me company while I bake!
    8) Fruit wedding cake with Gypsophilia
    9) Yule log Lynch style
    10) Danzig chocolate cake
    11&11) Some of our Christmas orders!