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The novelty of buying shop-bought cakes has started to wear off pretty quickly with more and more of us looking to make our own delicious baked goods at home.

Many of us end up with over-flavored and over-priced cakes off of store shelves that can taste so much better when made at home!

Here are some of the top reasons why baking cakes at home is a much better option than running to your local supermarket to satisfy that sweet tooth.


Getting messy and creative in the kitchen is a whole load of fun. Who doesn’t love licking the bowl after creating a delicious mixture of batter? Baking cakes can be an extremely fun experience. And don’t worry if you don’t actually know how to bake, as there are so many enjoyable online cake making classes available.


Supermarket cakes are becoming increasingly expensive, even the smaller ones that don’t last very long. The basic ingredients that are required to bake a normal cake are not that costly and can end up being a much more cost-effective option. You can create a much larger cake that lasts a lot longer than the smaller shop-bought cakes.


You don’t need to be a Michelin level chef to bake a nice cake. Cake baking is one of the simplest activities in the kitchen. There are so many easy recipes available online to start with if you are new to baking, before moving on to some more ambitious and creative options.


One of the top reasons for baking a cake at home is that they are a much healthier option than the supermarket cakes that are manufactured in factories. There are several chemicals and preservatives found in the list of ingredients of shop-bought cakes that can sound quite unpalatable. Homemade cakes are additive-free and made with 100% natural ingredients, so you know exactly what each cake contains. You can easily bake low-fat versions as well as a preference.


Most supermarkets hold a very limited range of cake flavors, so you can sometimes end up not finding the cake that you are looking for. At home, you can bake whichever flavored cakes you are after by adding the additional ingredients. You can look up various flavors online and create interesting creations that can’t even be found on supermarket shelves.


Baking cakes can be a very relaxing and stress-relieving activity, especially if you have a very demanding and stressful job that takes up a lot of your energy and brainpower. Mixing ingredients together in a bowl doesn’t require that much concentration and can be a very relaxing antidote. You also get the satisfaction of enjoying a freshly baked cake in minutes, pair with a nice cup of tea for an even more relaxing time.