Today is sunday and I decided to bake a quick cake at home, (yes I bake at home on my days off! I’m a nerd) I’m going to a barbecue this afternoon in Courtmacsherry, and as I left the shop with my ingredients in hand, I got to thinking, “gosh i just spent 20 euro!”, then I was thinking about how some people scoff at cake prices in the bakery, “oh, this is too dear, I bake at home,” or, “I can buy a pack of fairy cakes in the shop for 3 euro! These are 2.50 each!”
So, this cake, sold in the bakery would come in around 25 – 30 euro depending on seasonality.
Considering what I bought in the shop and the time to make it, this is a bargain. That’s not including having to pay rates, bills and rent!
my shopping list:
- flour 1.90
- cornflour 1.60
- irish butter 2.18
- local free range eggs 2.00
- sugar 1.00
- local strawberries 6.00
- blueberries 2.00
- cream 1.80
- creme fraiche 1.70
If i had to buy the herbs for this cake it would easily cost an extra 5 – 7 euro.
And if I didn’t have the vanilla bean another 2 euro at least!
So, we could say it would cost the home baker to bake this at home a cool 29 euro + time to bake it and possibly drop it or something.
So its totally worth paying to have us bake it for you, by hand (not in a factory), with prime ingredients!