Gluten-free cakes from SweetDelight Budapest which I miss immensely when at the Azores
This post is a new addition to the series of posts about gluten-free Hungarian shops & restaurants and about people who make excellent gluten-free products – which I dearly miss whenever I am at the Azores. I am very fortunate to have a good few non-Hungarian followers who will hopefully appreciate this ever increasing list of things they need to try when they visit Budapest.
Today I would like to introduce you to the wonderful gluten-free cakes of SweetDelight Budapest and to the lady behind it, „cake magician” Dóri Nyerges.
It was only last year that I first met Dóri at the sugar flower workshop of Violet and the botanist. The workshop has been amazing, and Dóri and myself quickly realized we are on the same wavelength. She told me she attended this workshop to be able to make her gluten-free cakes even nicer. After our meeting at the workshop I got to try Dóri’s cakes several times and I have to admit that they are indeed divine. Since then it has become a tradition for me to take some SweetDelight cake with me whenever I travel abroad.
During my interview with Dóri I was eager to get a glimpse of what’s behind the scenes. My first question to Dóri was about what inspired her to start making gluten-free cakes?
And I got a very unusual reply. In most cases one starts experimenting with gluten-free food at home when that person or someone in the immediate family has a medical condition which requires a gluten-free diet. Luckily, this is not how (and why) it started for Dóri. In the beginning Dóri was importing a gluten-free ingredient, and she started to experiment with the ingredient to check it’s quality and to be able to market it even better. Later she started to experiment with products made from this particular ingredient. And soon she realized that there is a high demand for these products, not just the ingredient. So this is when she first started thinking about producing gluten-free products in larger quantities.
My next question was about her target market: to whom she recommends her products and in which context?
„Actually, I am still in the process of identifying where I want to go exactly, what I would really like to do. It occurred to me that at every wedding, corporate event with lots of people there will be people who need gluten-free, lactose-free, or even everything-free products. I would like to focus on these events. These days, thankfully, there are weddings and corporate events where there is an entire table with food dedicated to those with food intolerances or special diets.
My other soft spot is Baby Cakes. There are quite a few ingredients young mothers don’t like to use when feeding their 1 – 2 year old infants. Food intolerance can also be an issue starting from an early age. This is why I love creating individual cakes for these little ones to celebrate their birthdays, namedays, or other important family event. It gives me a lot of joy when I get a positive feedback about my cakes from these very young customers. However, children with food allergies need to be nourished properly (by reducing or completely scoping out the harmful ingredients) – and I have a solution for this problem, too.”
What do people say about your cakes?
„I am very happy to say that I get great feedback. Generally, all my products are gluten- and lactose-free and it is worth noting that they contain very little sugar – and even if, I mainly use coconut sugar or other sugar substitutes, such as xylitol.”
Like I said earlier, I had the pleasure of trying out the SweetDelight cakes on more than one occasion.
Once there was a cake tasting organized for soon-to-be married couples. It was great event: good vibes and excellent cakes. You can read more about it here. I can heartfully recommend these SweetDelight Budapest tastings to every couple preparing for their big day and also every mother with small children.
When I was interviewing Dóri for this post, I was in the midst of preparations for Diner en Blanc with my friend Virág, whom I mentioned already in previous posts. Hereby I would like to thank Virág for her help with this post. The concept of Diner en Blanc (white dinner) is very simple: everything has to be white – the dresses, the tables, the chairs, the decoration, the food – and everything needs to be brought by the guests – so it is like a huge picnic.
Bringing Dóri’s cakes as dessert was an obvious choice. We have tried them all, as you can see it on the photos. I particularly loved the creamy cakes, but there was not a single one in the sortiment which I did not like.
My experience with gluten-free food tells me that the best ones, the exceptional ones are those made – baked – with love. And I can feel this love in every cake from SweetDelight Budapest.
Again, I can heartfully recommend trying these healthy sweets. You can look at all products on the Facebook page of SweetDelight Budapest, and this is the best time to do so, because Dóri is prepared for the Christmas holidays and you should be, too. I always take some of her cakes with me when I travel abroad because they keep very long which gives me time to discover the new city’s gluten-free offering whilst having Hungarian gluten-free sweets at my disposal.
A huge THANK YOU to Dóri for the interview and the delightful cakes.
Photo credits: SweetDelight Budapest Facebook page, Eden Azores.