I believe that fresh ingredients, grown naturally with respect and care are the best resource for producing delicious, beautiful sweet treats. That’s why regional and seasonal organic produce is the foundation of kawaii kitchen cakes, apart from being the most environmental friendly choice.
I obtain as many ingredients as locally as possible (eg. herbs & edible blossoms from the garden opposite of the kawaii kitchen bakery, fruits (and sometimes vegs) from the Berlin-Brandenburg area, plant milks, nuts, beet sugar, oils and flour from within Germany) to avoid unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions for transport, and to use the freshest produce available.
For ingredients that are not grown within our region (cane sugar, cocoa, coffee, vanilla for example) I only use high quality ingredients from fair production. Using ingredients that were produced by people enduring unfair working conditions or ingredients that were not grown sustainably while claiming to “bake with love” would be a contradiction in itself, in my opinion.
BAKING WITH LOTS OF LOVE – apart from my passion for making cakes – also means to me that the impact and consequences of the baking process on people and environment are handled responsibly, with respect and care.
the kawaii kitchen cakes philosophy
kawaii kitchen cakes obtains ingredients from Terra (local organic wholesale supplier in Berlin), WeltPartner (specialized on organic fair trade products) and package-free suppliers of mostly organic ingredients like original unverpackt. Some ingredients are even grown right next to the bakery in the Münzgarten at Alte Münze, so you will always receive products made from the freshest ingredients possible.
Also, kawaii kitchen is minimising plastic waste by purchasing part of the ingredients in package-free stores, using re-usable jars, and ordering others in large paper bags. And the packaging your baked goods are delivered in is completely biodegradable, of course!
I am still optimizing sustainability of kawaii kitchen cakes every day, as this is an ongoing process. However, already by now everything that goes into your baked goods is thought through and chosen by hand, to actually supply you with something baked with lots of love ♥︎
In case you’re interested, please do always feel free to ask me about the details of your cake, where the ingredients come from. I am happy to answer your questions so you can be sure of indulging in a cake that complies with your quality expectations and ethical beliefs.