I absolutely love to bake, and I’ll be sharing lots more of my favourite vegan baking recipes with you, but for now I wanted to share with you a bit of a Brighton secret. Well, I say secret, but I’m sure that if you’ve visited one of the local vegan cafes you may have already had a taste of it! Rosina Makes is a fabulous, small, Brighton based baker who creates delicious vegan and gluten free baked goods. And today I thought I’d tell you a little more about this fab little company!
Brighton Based Vegan and Gluten Free Cakes
(A lush orange mocha cake by Rosina Makes for Purezza)
The Rosina Makes Story
Rosina Makes is a small, family run company who were fed up with having to ‘put up’ with whatever was on the market for treats for their family, who were dealing with a number of different intolerances. Instead of having to put up and shut up, they instead chose to head to the kitchen to create delicious treats that all of the family could enjoy. Soon enough, it wasn’t just their family who were enjoying the delicious bakes, and they now supply a number of different eateries around the Brighton and Hove area.
What I love about the company is that they don’t put a product to market unless the recipe is perfect – many a time I’ve tried the vegan option cake and it has been sub par. However, with a tough audience here in Brighton, the products Rosina Makes sell are always tasty!
(Gorgeous, glittery, gluten free and vegan doughnuts, 6 for £15, or 12 for £30)
What kind of products are available?
Rosina Makes currently creates the following delicious baked treats:
- Celebration Cakes (including birthday and wedding cakes)
Most of the above products do contain soy as standard, however, soy free is available on request. All products are vegan (dairy, egg, and animal product free) and gluten free as standard.
I’ve tried the orange mocha cake from Purezza, so yummy! Recently, Rosina Makes made me a scrumptious small version of the vegan, gluten free bakewell tart as served in Green Kitchen. It was so good!
And guess what? The bakewell tart was accompanied by a taster bag of some delicious new tester flavours of Rosina Makes vegan fudge. I’d not had bakewell tart since before going vegan, so I was super happy to know that this version is just as good as what I remember, and no animals were harmed in the making of it! And as for the fudge – I’d tried different vegan fudges before, but the taste and texture had never matched what my partner brings back from Rolys Fudge Shop. However, the Rosina Makes fudge was more like the fudge I knew and presented a delicious combination of fudge and Scottish tablet.
(Hands up who fancies this delicious unicorn mermaidy birthday cake?!)
Where can we buy these vegan, gluten free baked goodies?
If you’ve been to Vegfest, or one of the local vegan fairs in Sussex, you will have probably seen the Rosina Makes stall, but you’ll also find Rosina Makes in the following places in Brighton and Hove:
Loving Hut, Brighton North Laine
Plus, if you live in the area, you can also get local delivery, or you can arrange for pick ups.
If you’re looking for delicious, vegan and gluten free baked goodness, then make sure you give Rosina Makes a try!
Have you tried anything from Rosina Makes before? Let me know what you tried and how you found it in the comments below!
Disclaimer: Rosina Makes gifted me the bakewell tart for review, however, all words and opinions are my own.