Jul 7, 2011

Aches for Cakes

The Omani Cuisine was recently invited to try out some of the desserts made by Aches for Cakes – a little speciality home baking business run by Hanan Al Busaidi from her house in Athaiba. Hanan has been in the business of making cakes for over a year now, she has previously trained in the kitchens of Al Bustan Palace and the Chedi, and she is studying at the Oman Tourism College at the moment.

What makes Aches for Cakes standout among all the home cake bakeries in town is that it focuses on experimenting with mixes and nonconventional recipes. During my tasting session I tried a Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcake, a Passion Fruit Raspberry Cupcake, a Mango Tango Cupcake, a Strawberry Cheesecake Frosting Cupcake, a Peanut Butter Cupcake, a Lemon Meringue Bar, a Snickers Chocolate Chip Cookie, and some good old classics like a Chocolate Cupcake, a Dark Chocolate Cupcake, and an Oreo Cupcake.

The cupcakes were delicious, moist, and most of them had a *surprise* filling inside that gave the cupcake a nice kick of freshness – like the mango tango which had a fresh mango filling inside. I thoroughly enjoyed the cupcakes I had at Aches and Cakes, my favorite cupcakes were the Strawberry Cheesecake Frosting Cupcake and the Raspberry White Chocolate Cupcake.

Aches for Cakes accepts orders by email or through Facebook and offers a wide variety of items. Make sure you check out their Facebook page to look at some of the gorgeous cakes and cool looking cupcakes.