Lovers of the World Unite in Love… and Cake
Today we pack our bags and explore the various global traditions that celebrate love with cake – and what better way to celebrate!? Join us on our journey around the world, Cake Lover (it won't take 80 days, we promise). There are several romantic traditions we'd like to share with you, so climb aboard our virtual hot air balloon and imagine the days of travel and wanderlust! Oh, how we cannot wait for borders to open again and adventures to commence! We, The Cake People, are dreamers, so indulge us as we discover the globe. Come along for the ride!
What better place to start than with Valentine's Day – a day devoted to lovers and celebrated the world over from little New Zealand to expansive Canada. Whether you have been together as lovers for 50 years or in a whirlwind romance, the chances are you celebrated your love on February 14 with a special meal and a delectably delicious dessert. Our Chocolate Volcanos are the perfect choice for your date night - each small eruption contains half a slab of chocolate … mmm!
Zooming over to beautiful South Korea, we find a different take on Valentines' gifts. There, only women give gifts on February 14, and the gift is known as a 'Chocolate of Pure Love'. The higher the quality of chocolate, the deeper your love is perceived to be. Here at Château Gâteaux, we can 100% relate to this fabulous idea with our delectable chocolate range; our Walnut Truffle, B-1 Cake, Mousse au Chocolat, Chocolate Nostalgia and 4 Chocolate Variety are masterpieces! We only use the finest ingredients to create exceptional cake moments.
Let's float over to China, where the ancient festival of Qixi is still celebrated today. Based on a folk tale, a pair of star-crossed lovers were only allowed to meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. Qiao Guo is a traditional fried cake eaten at festival time - made of honey, sesame seeds, peanuts, kernels and roses. Sounds quite delicious and aromatic. We think our Mozart Cake made of nuts and soft meringue would stand very proudly next to this delicious Chinese treat.
Drifting on to Slovenia, 'Gregorievo' is the day 'when birds get married' – a girl's future husband can be detected in the first bird she sees on this day. Lovers gift each other heart-shaped honey cookies beautifully decorated with love birds. We know all about you love birds, so Château Gâteaux has baked a selection of cakes which you can decorate with a beautiful love message – what are you waiting for? Style your cake to perfection with edible flowers, candles, mini meringues, chocolates, honeycomb (chocolate shards for the kitchen connoisseurs). The options are endless!
Over the Rainbow to Wales, we find that intricately carved wooden love spoons are given on St Dwynwen's Day – he is the patron saint of love, by the way. We can think of no more romantic way to show your love than by sharing a Southern Red Velvet slice and using the love spoons you have gifted each other.
Up, up and away to Brazil to celebrate Lover's Day on 'Dia dos Namorados' - a dinner date for two at an intimate little restaurant overlooking the Copacabana Beach sounds divine! We are here to help you and your lover replicate this scene. Don't you fret! Grab two frappes from one of our stores and get your hands on a smooth, silky slice of Passionate Lemon Cheesecake to share – they will transport you to warmer shores and the carefree days we promised!
And lastly, skimming the waves over the Mediterranean, we discovered that the matchmaker comes to Israel in summertime to celebrate the Day of Love. 'Tu B'av' stretches back to biblical times when unmarried girls danced in beautiful white dresses in the vineyards at the beginning of the grape harvest – why? To catch his eye, of course. Festivals with delicious traditional food, sweet treats, singing and dancing are how modern Israeli's woo their lovers.
We hope this journey around the world with us inspires you – order your CakeAway today to simulate these wonderful traditions and transport yourself to your happy place – we know ours is wherever there is cake!