FAKE CAKES: I got an email from a wonderful mum today telling me her child went to 2 birthday parties on the weekend where this popular birthday cake from The Cheesecake Shop was served. She didn’t allow her kids to have it and she was made to feel like the ‘worst mother ever’ for this decision. 😮😟
I think she was extremely brave to go against the norm in a situation like a birthday party and make a different choice for her child. 👊🖒🌻😚
In our grandmothers era cakes were made from: Flour, Sugar, Cream, Eggs, Butter, Chocolate, Vanilla & Cream. Ingredients that we know and understand and could actually find in our kitchens. How many of these ingredients below do you recognise as real food and do you have in your kitchen? (Could someone please pass me the Propylene Glycol and some E210 – I’m making a cake for kids!!!!) #omfg
Where did we go sooo off track? These ingredients are horrendous and resemble a chemical science lab. Many of these ingredients are genetically modified and derived from palm oil.
The artificial colours here are the worst of the worst. There are known neurotoxins, chemicals that lead to aggression, behavioural issues & tantrums, hyperactivity, asthma and many of these colours are prohibited in food for infants.
Yet we serve them up in kids birthday cakes and call this a ‘treat’
Feeding kids artificial colours like Benzoic Acid which comes from Petroleum and a huge overload of synthetic, fake colours and preservatives that overload developing nervous and immune systems and cause headaches and learning difficutlies cannot be labeled as a ‘treat’
The cheesecake shop states it is ‘proud of the products it produces’
I can’t possibly imagine why??!
Remember it’s always okay to ‘opt out’ of this chemical shit storm. This ‘food’ is not normal. (Or food)
And it’s okay to be different. #fakeoff
Here is a big thumbs up to all the mums and dads who go against the crowd in regards to artificial fake food and drinks even when it’s tough to do so. Bravo! Alisa xx 🖒👊🖒👊🖒
Thickened Cream [Cream Halal Gelatine.] White Sponge Mix [Wheat Flour, Sugar, Milk Solids, Raising agents (500, 541), Emulsifiers (471, 472b, 475, 477 or 472a), Starch, Maltodextrin, Vegetable Oil (Palm, Canola), Thickener (412, 415), Stabiliser (450), Colour (110, 102).]
Sequin Bright Shape [Sugar, Rice Flour, Partially Hydrogenated. Vegetable Oil (cottonseed and/or soybean), Corn Starch, Gum Arabic, Cellulose Gum, Confectioner’s Glaze, Carrageenan, Soy Lecithin, Yellow 6, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Blue 2 Lake and Artificial Flavor.]
Instant Thickener [Modified food starch sourced from Waxy Maize]
Devonshire [Artificial Flavour, Emulsifier(433), Vegetable Gum(415), Sweetener(952), Colour(150d).]
Self Raising Flour [Wheat Flour, Raising Agents (339, 341, 450, 500).]
Cake Margarine [Vegetable oil, Sodium Chloride, Emulsifiers, Lecithin, BHA, BHT, Permitted food grad colours and flavours.]
Vegetable Oil [Refined Canola Oil, Refined Soybean Oil, Antifoaming agent (900(a))] Red Pillar Box [Humectant(422), Colour(124).]
Liquid -Lemon Yellow [Solvent/Carrier (Water/Propylene Glycol), Index number (19140), Colour (E102), Preservative (E210), Dye content (4.3% min).]
Liquid-Brilliant BLue [Solvent/carrier: WATER/PROPYLENE GLYCOL. Index number: 42090. Colour: E133. Preservative: E210. Dye content: 5% min.]
Liquid-Sky Blue [Solvent/Carrier (Water/Proylene Glycol), Index number (42090), Colour (E133), Preservative (E210), Dye content (5% min).]
The Cheesecake Shop is proud of the products it produces and would like to advise you of the following:
Our products may contain the following ingredients:
- Cereals containing gluten and their products.
- Egg and egg products.
- Milk and milk products.
- Nuts and sesame seeds and their products.
- Peanuts and soybeans, and their products.
- Fish and fish products.