Tips & Tricks

Flavour Savour

Here at Sieve Bakery, we make everything from scratch. We don’t use premix, and we don’t “just add water” to a thing. Which means we’re in the enviable position of being able to create the tastiest of flavour combinations. All of our recipes are designed in-house. We also taste test everything we make (someone’s gotta do it, hey!) and repeatedly fine tune until we get the result we’re after, which is always an explosion of flavour. If something has the word, “lime” in the title then it better taste like lime. We have a serious pet hate of products that don’t taste as good as they sound. What a let down!

In some cases, our clients request specific flavour combinations or flavour concepts; these always give rise to new recipes for us. One of these is our raspberry buttercream. It sounds simple, and it is, but it’s also a delicious combination of tart and sweet flavours. It’s the perfect accompaniment to our velvety vanilla cake, it sings of spring and tastes like a dream. That’s the point, when it comes to combinations, our advice is to always remain complimentary but never to shy away from contrast.

Who can go past the classic of chocolate on chocolate? Pair chocolate with raspberry or orange for next level deliciousness. Likewise, other citrus flavours provide a freshness and tanginess that is a match made in heaven with the sweetness of white chocolate, like passionfruit. Combining zingy flavours with traditionally sweeter elements is a sure fire way to get your guests’ palates singing (and yours!).

One of our latest additions to the range is a fun and exciting cake, we’ve affectionately named Bubblegum Bam! Bubblegum buttercream pairs exceedingly well with our vanilla cake, and various delicious toppings like torched Italian Meringue and white chocolate shards create wow, and well, bam! It’s fun and delicious and is an example of playing with flavours to create something new and delightful.


Mixing and matching your event cake with other desserts is a great opportunity to play with this concept. Chocolate cake with rich chocolate buttercream, along with chocolate or vanilla panna cotta served with a raspberry coulis – divine decadence. Neither sweet treat detracts from the other but in fact the whole ensemble is raised to new delicious heights.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVanilla Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

So we say; don’t be afraid of flavours, don’t be scared of contrast and certainly have fun with the whole experience of creating your dessert masterpieces.

As always, we are here for support and advice if you need it. Reach out to us via email or Facebook/Instagram and we’ll be happy to help where we can.

Stay sweet!

A new recipe will be coming next week and we look forward to sharing it with you.