1) Why we started Twin Cakes Bakery?We are so proud of our bakery from where we started to where we are now. And we have so many of our customers that have hung around to thank for that!! Twin Cakes Bakery started because both Michelle and I suffered from food allergies/sensitives (like gluten, wheat, dairy, soy, sugar, peanuts, corn) and we choose to be vegans (so no eggs too)! As well as our second oldest sister suffered from these food sensitives and never had anything to eat. We realized there really was not much baked goods let alone bakeries near by that we really liked let alone places where we could eat. And majority of your typical gluten free companies still use eggs, dairy, and/or sugar. As well as vegan companies can still use wheat flour and sugar. We really did not want any of that in our products! We went back and forth for awhile debating if we should start our very own bakery and finally decided we will. That is when our dream finally started. We took the leap! Our main goal was to create a "healthy bakery" that anyone could eat at especially those with food allergies. We wanted to be different from all the other gluten free and vegan companies out there. We wanted to show others that even if you are watching what you eat for dietary reasons or for health reasons you can find something here that will fit your needs! And do not have to feel guilty about. So, we took it upon us to create some delicious allergy friendly products. As time went by our product offering as continued to grow as well as what allergies we cover. We have met so many great customers and shared stories, struggles, achievements, and much more. We are not sure of what the future holds for our bakery though we do have many customers to thank of where we are today and we where could go in the future. There is so much more that we would love to do with our bakery in the products that we offer and the additional services we could provide. We are very excited for what might be around the corner for our little bakery.
2) Why these "alternative" ingredients?First off we do not consider the ingredients we use as alternative or different. We view our ingredients as some of the most "healthy" ingredients available. We are always thinking of our customers health when we create a product. We want to make sure that our products are full of flavor and nutrition and contain no preservatives or unknown ingredients. You can spell and say all the ingredients in our products!!! We strive in making sure that the companies we buy from have the same attitude and that they are safe. Here is a list of the ingredients that we use in our variety of products: organic agave nectar organic coconut oil stevia organic olive oil organic vanilla (and alcohol free) sorghum millet amaranth quinoa potato starch tapioca arrowroot organic brown rice sweet rice organic coconut flour organic natural cocoa powder organic fruits (apples, blueberries, bananas, raspberries, lemon, limes, etc) inulin blackstrap molasses organic flax meal guar gum xanthan gum (corn free too) non-aluminum baking powder (corn free too) baking soda organic spices organic hemp milk organic coconut milk Over the next couple of months we will go into further detail of each of these ingredients. Why we chose it, why we use it, and the benefits of incorporating this ingredient into your own lifestyle. So, please check back in to learn more about Twin Cakes Bakery product ingredients. Till next time. Lori and Michelle Twin Cakes Bakery owners