We pride ourselves on using sustainable and local products wherever we can.
The ethos of our suppliers must work in harmony with ours at The Gift of Cake.
Quality – only the best will do
Locality – the closer to Devon, the better, but must be UK based (on occasion, for the best quality, our UK suppliers source ingredients from around the world – Belgian chocolate and Madagascan vanilla for example)
Sustainability – we only work with suppliers who consider the environment in their operations
Here is a little insight into some of the wonderful suppliers we use.
From its beginnings as a one-woman operation, LittlePod has enlisted the help of no fewer than 10 graduates, 4 agencies, 4 full-time and 1 part-time members of staff. They’ve also linked up with the one and only Vanilla Queen Patricia Rain, who celebrated their one year anniversary with them at The Chelsea Physic Garden.
Their launch range consisted of vanilla pods, paste and extract. Since then they’ve dabbled in cake, fudge and ice cream, launched coffee and chocolate extracts and they’ve even got their own vanilla recipe book.
Here’s a Victoria Sponge cake recipe if you want to try using some of their delicious real vanilla.
P Wilkinson Containers
A 4th gen family business, the original, and now one of largest manufacturers & stockists of metal and plastic containers in London and in the UK.
P Wilkinson Containers Ltd and William Say Ltd are committed to managing their operations in a responsible manner that minimises potential environmental and health impacts.
Sustainable UK based design and manufacturing
team & corrugated cardboard specialists. Custom packaging that won’t cost the earth!
Corrugated cardboard is a sustainable and recyclable material which is both lightweight and extremely strong. Depending on the thickness of the corrugations and finish of the liner board, corrugated card can be elegant, strong, and long lasting.
Eco-friendly packaging company that supplies our void fill and paper tape.
Bako Western Ltd was originally set-up by “bakers for bakers” and is a registered friendly society, a true co-operative. It has been established for over 60 years and predominantly services the independent bakery sector.
Bako are based just down the road from us in Cullompton, Devon.
Kluman & Balter
Kluman & Balter has grown considerably over the past 15 years and have firmly established themselves as one of the UK’s largest bakery ingredients suppliers and wholesalers. They supply a comprehensive range of bakery supplies and ingredients, to in excess of 1000 customers nationwide.
Kluman & Balter are committed to making available products of the highest quality, bought at the most competitive prices.
All of their natural flavours are suitable for vegans & vegetarians and are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and contain no added sugar. Their natural flavourings, extracts and oils are lovingly crafted by an expert flavourist to the highest quality. Only the best natural and organic plant materials sourced from producers around the world are used to formulate their intense flavours.
ADM Milling UK
With an unrivalled portfolio of ingredients and systems, ADM support us with our flour.
Their dedication to perfection is underlined by their product quality, technical support and customer service, ensuring the functional performance of their products always meets our needs.
Cornish Liquid Egg
Cornish Liquid Egg pride themselves on supplying a locally sourced quality product, they use eggs from their own farm to ensure freshness and quality and pasteurize them in their purpose built processing unit.
Fast Colours specialises in supplying natural food colours to the catering industry.
Fayrefield Foods are an independent sales and marketing company specialising in the supply of commodity dairy products, premium added value ranges and healthy eating products.
They are one of the UK’s largest independent dairy companies internationally recognised as experts in brand management and innovation in the food sector.
Lomas & Garner
Lomas & Garner has been importing superior French glace cherries and fruits, from Provence for several generations, so be assured we are working with experts.
Their profile has also been enhanced with the addition of citrus zests and citrus juices, edible processed nuts and nut pastes, dried fruits, stem drained ginger and crystallised ginger.
They endeavour to supply all of their products from BRC accredited suppliers.
As they have grown, so has their family. It’s not just the Clarke family that do all they can to make their delicious, award-winning, Cornish dairy products what they are, it’s their colleagues, their farmers and of course, their customers too. One big Trewithen Family.
Trewithen Dairy is owned and run by the Clarke family, who have owned Greymare Farm in the Glynn Valley since 1976, and started crafting dairy products there in March 1994.
All of the milk we use in our baking comes from Trewithen Dairy.
Red Post Media
Global Digital Media and Communications Agency. Their passion is combining business and human nature to create a company brand that will stand out from the crowd. With a team of designers, web developers, social media gurus and copywriters they look after all business sizes from the growing SME to the established international companies.
Red Post Media help us out with our website and marketing.