Local businesses work together to launch gin and tonic cake

Two local businesses have joined forces to produce a boozy gin and tonic cake.

The cake has been made ahead of World Gin Day on June 12 by BAKE Yorkshire, which are based near Newton-le-Willows, and Yorkshire Dales Distillery, from Colburn.

The Wensleydale cake maker and the Colburn craft spirits company have produced the cake using Wild Ram London Dry Gin.

Owner of Bake, Lindsay Hudson, said: “You can’t go wrong with either a G&T or a slice of cake, so it seems an obvious coupling.

“It’s great to work with Tony and Sarah Brotherton from Yorkshire Dales Distillery — we are all proud gin and cake lovers, so this is a fun chance for us to combine those.”

“Like there is a knack to making a good G&T, they helped me select the perfect flavour and strength gin for the recipe.”

“I do enjoy a gin and tonic and infusing the flavour into a cake was just an experiment really.

“However, I happened to give my mother-in-law some and she loved it and told several of her friends who then wanted to try it and needless to say, it was a resounding success. It has now been added to my website shop and is available for delivery throughout the UK”

The Wild Ram is a smooth London Dry gin made with heather; redcurrants and gooseberries from Thirsk, and blackcurrants, from Malton and ancient mineral water drawn from the Swale.

Head distiller Tony said: “I ordered my wife a birthday cake from Bake for a party and then lockdown happened, so we had to eat the whole thing as a family.

“Now people can start catching-up with friends and family again, the G&T cake is a fun sociable choice to share together.”

The gin and tonic cakes are available to buy from Bake Yorkshire’s online shop with a choice of two sizes.

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