A self-taught raw cake maker who has catered for the likes of Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood has opened a raw vegan cake shop in Glasgow.
Rawnchy, a cake shop run by self-taught raw cake maker Poppy Murricane, has opened on Maryhill Road, Glasgow.
The premises on Maryhill Road was originally intended to be a workshop for Murricane’s wholesale and bespoke orders, but the shop front itself, painted pale pink, drew curious customers in. Before long she was bombarded with requests for slices of the cakes. ‘I was going to use the space as a commercial kitchen,’ she told British Baker, ‘but it looked so pretty people started presuming it was a café and shop.’
Murricane’s celebration and occasion cakes are in high demand. Her masterpieces have appeared on the tables of Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, and at one point in 2016 she was making 50 cakes per week! Now she runs the cake shop too, offering regular customers a range of gluten, dairy soy and refined sugar free desserts.
The 28-year-old shop owner started making raw cakes after spending seven years in Thailand and never quite readjusting to popular Western cuisine. Her creations are set in a freezer and look a lot like cheesecakes. The bases, instead of being made from biscuit, are formed from a sticky dough of blended fruits and nuts.
Among the vegan delights on offer at Rawnchy Desserts are snickerdoodles, chocolate orange cake, lavender and white chocolate cake and cake pops.
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