Times have really changed and surely even traditions have changed. As cakes and chocolates were mainly female amenities for a perfect celebration, times have changed this notion. A cake is now a necessity at all celebrations just like birthdays are no longer for only women but for men as well.
While speaking to the Sheraton’s Marketing director Jennifer Musiime she explicitly agreed with the belief that cakes are no longer stereotyped for only ladies but it’s something that makes any celebration worthwhile and this stretches to all kinds of celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings to mention but a few.
She further agrees that cakes used to be for weddings and serious celebration however this has changed over time to having cakes anytime and for every celebration. At Sheraton we have a confectionery shop called Temptations and I am very confident and comfortable to say we make the best affordable cakes in Kampala.
With black forest being one the most famous cakes, we have other flavors that our customers can chose from at an affordable price. She added.
Additionally, cake is not only for celebrations but can be eaten after a meal as desert, at breakfast or as a snack. Cakes have numerous health benefits like cakes baked specifically using the dark chocolate contain Flavanols and catechins that resist the damage caused by the oxidation process and thus cakes acting as anti-oxidants agents.
It has also been proven that cakes are stress relievers especially those with chocolate because of the sugar in them that is converted into glucose and thus energy which triggers a happy and relaxed mood.
Cakes that contain fruits like apples, berries, carrots and pineapples are a good source of fiber and high-fiber diets are known to help in better digestion. Regular intake of cakes containing the above named fruits will help increase the fiber level in your body thus improved digestion and thus reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and hypertension.
Bodybuilders or people who want to add on mass are advised to include cake in their diet because it has a couple of nutrients like vitamins, calcium; and proteins which are body-building foods and also provides energy which is needed when training in the gym.
It should however be noted that cakes are not to be taken on a daily basis since they are not a whole package of a balanced diet. They should be taken once in a while and remember to always take a balanced diet for healthy living.
Martin Kiseka a cake baker at Sheraton’s Temptation cakes says cakes have always been part of celebrations and generally art of meals. Cakes come in different flavors, shapes, colors and sizes depending on what an individual want. Cakes also vary in the ingredients used for instance foam and spongy cakes, tortes, unbaked cakes, yeast cakes, flourless or less flour cakes, egg and oil cakes among others.
Many cakes bakers are creatively coming up with more varieties of cakes and this is mainly because of changing trends in tastes, costs and many others. At temptations we have adopted most of the famous cakes like black forest, red velvet to mention but a few and we can also make cakes of your preference.
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