Do you love cake?

​Are you fed up of always missing out?

Do you follow an alternate diet, such as Gluten or Dairy free or Vegan? or know someone who does?

​Welcome, You have arrived at the right place.

​Im Val, Im Completely Caked and I believe ​STRONGLY believe Everyone​​​ deserves to have great cake!

My Mum introduced me to my first love, cake. We would spend Saturday mornings making cake and puddings for Sunday tea and the week ahead. A birthday meant a homemade cake, a fete meant a cake stall donation, the summer carnival meant competitions to be entered and we had a village hall that needed constant fundraising to keep it open.

This love affair continued through my teenage years and into adult hood. Cakes were taken to sleepovers, hangovers were cured with chocolate cake, student housing was challenging but not impossible and in my first job no celebration was complete without cake. I could go on but you get the idea, I love cake.

So when I discovered I had to follow a Gluten Free diet I was heart broken, how would I manage without baking and without cake?

My first few attempts at Gluten Free baking were horrible and I started to resign myself to a life of dodgy supermarket cake, but I came back to it with fresh enthuiasm and I soon figured out the key.

But it got me thinking, if I was missing good cake so much then surely other people were too, and not just those who have to follow a gluten free diet, what about those who are dairy free, or vegan?

And the rest is history, Completely Caked was born, specialists in Free-From cake, firmly believing Everyone Deserves to eat Great Cake.

We offer a wide range of cake styles to all of our customers who are local to us in Carmarthenshire and Swansea, but have also ​just opened the doors to our Free From Baking Academy - The Baking Bunch! The academy is fully focussed on teaching beginners to learn to learn to bake Gluten Free and Vegan Cakes. Its absolutely perfect for you if you have never baked a cake.

​I grew up in Tenby and recently a storm shifted one of the sand dunes, and what did they uncover? some perfectly preserved plastic food packaging. Biscuit wrappers, crisp packets and drinks cans were found buried under all the sand. Between this and watching Blue Planet I am firmly in the less single use plastic used the better camp, and intend doing my part. I want to use as much recyclable packaging as I can. I really admire the towns that are pledging to go one use plastic free, and firmly hope Tenby soon joins their ranks.

Keep an eye on my blog posts and facebook page to see how my researching is going, Im hoping to find some great little gems.

Check out our ​Buy Cake Locally page to see where we are next and come and say Hello!

Val x


Picture of Val Sidford - The Owner and Baker at Completely Caked | www.completelycaked.co.uk