“ Brand: Fabulous Bakin' Boys / Type: Cake „
I have a very sweet tooth but strangely I'm quite fussy over cakes. I'm not keen on most icing and I'm quite picky over what sort of sponge I like! At the moment my cupcake of choice tends to be Fabulous Bakin' Boys Lemon Cupcakes.
The Fabulous Bakin' Boy cakes are 'proudly baked in Oxfordshire', are suitable for vegetarians, are individually wrapped, baked in a nut-free zone and only contain natural colours and flavours. Fabulous Bakin' Boys don't just bake cupcakes, they also have a large range of delicious flapjacks and muffins (all of which I love, especially the flapjacks!).
The cupcakes come in a recyclable cardboard box, which is nicely decorated and stands out well on shop shelves. Each box contains 6 cupcake. Each cupcake is individually wrapped, which isn't great for the environment but makes the cupcakes suitable for taking out and about (particularly useful for lunch boxes. My daughter loves them too!). The cupcakes are about 2.5 inches in diameter and are about an inch thick. The top of the cupcake is flat, smooth and bright yellow! The bottom of the cupcake is a light coloured sponge.
The first thing to mention is how soft and moist the cupcake is. It's easy to get out of the cake case and despite being moist, it's not sticky at all. I find a lot of sponges are sickly, gets stuck to the roof of your mouth or feel very heavy. But not these cupcakes! They're soft, light, moist and fluffy - just the way cupcakes should be. The only downside is that I find it very easy to eat more than one! My favourite part of the cupcake is actually the icing. As I've already mentioned, I'm not usually a fan of icing but this is a different sort of icing all together! The icing is silky smooth and is really thick (a few mm's thick), I would usually avoid thick icing as it would be too sickly for me, but the lemon cupcakes aren't sickly at all - they're just full of flavour. I absolutely love anything lemon so these were always going to be a winner for me. I wouldn't recommend them to anybody that isn't keen on lemon flavour, because they really have a strong lemony taste! The zingy lemon and the sponge go really well together and the combination is divine on the taste buds! I don't feel full or weighed down after eating them, which I get with so many cakes. I even feel slightly less guilty afterwards than I normally do... but only a bit!
Each cupcake contains 7.6g of fat, 137 calories an 16.7g of carbohydrates. These obviously aren't the healthiest of treats but what do you expect from cupcakes! You will be fine if you eat them as treats and in moderation. They're suitable for vegetarians, plus they're free from artificial flavours, colours and nuts.
Fabulous Bakin' Boys Lemon Cupcakes are widely available and can be found in most supermarkets. They usually cost between £1.00 - £2.00 but I always find that they're on offer. My most recent box cost just 75p from Sainsburys! Another reason to love these cupcakes!
I hadn't actually tried these cakes until last Friday, me and my partner were wandering round Farmfoods, we are on a spending cut at the minute and do most of our shopping there. In my local Farmfoods they have a whole corner dedicated to cakes and chocolate. My partner went full steam ahead as we only really buy these sort of treats for his pack up at work, and he chose a 8 pack of these cakes among other things. I love lemon cakes so I thought these would be great, and I couldn't wait to sneak one when we got home.
The pack that we bought was 8 cakes for £1, which I think was good value, the cakes are about the size of your standard cupcake, they have a generous layer of thick lemon icing on top of the soft sponge cake. The two flavours compliment each other very well, and the cake is very scrumptious. Within about three days the cakes had gone, so much for putting them in the pack ups, they had gone by the weekend.
The packaging that they come in is a large rectangular purple box, the writing on the box is a pale yellow colouring, the writing is very large and eye catching. The packaging also has a small hole in the top of the box which you can see through to your cupcakes. Now inside the cupcakes are individually wrapped in clear plastic wrappers, which is good as they stay fresh until you want to eat them. As with some cakes you open the box and they are unwrapped meaning the rest of the box start to go stale as soon as the box is open.
I tend to eat this cupcakes as a treat for myself but as they are so moreish I sort of pigged out and there was none left within a couple of days. They are great with a cup of tea as the icing and sponge tend to melt in your mouth because of the heat from the liquid. This is how I eat mine. I also tried them as a pudding one night after dinner, myself and my partner made some custard and put it over the cake, either way the cake tasted great I couldn't fault the taste or the texture at all. A great buy and will be buying again this week.
They are available from Farmfoods for £1 for 8, the same price in ASDA also, they do not sell this variety at Tesco but have a pack of 6 chocolate ones for £1, I genuinely think ASDA and Farmfoods are your best bet for the best value. So if you want a tasty treat get down to ASDA now and grab yourself a sweet bargain.
Whilst I love fresh lemons (in drinks - I can also eat slices of fresh lemons on their own!!), strangely I'm not keen on anything lemon flavoured such as cakes or lemon tart etc. However, the other day I was in a 'sweet' mood and fancied something to go with my cup of tea. The only thing available was these Bakin Boys Lemon Cupcakes.
I usually have the chocolate ones which I love and so I was a bit disappointed that I had these lemon ones instead. HOWERVER, when I tried them, I was pleasantly surprised.
The cupcakes are very pretty and neat looking. The cupcakes are quite small and easily fit in your hand. There is a lovely thick amount of icing, lemon icing which is sat on top of a vanilla sponge. The lemon and the vanilla compliment each other really well.
If like me, you do not like lemon-y things, I can assure you that the lemon is not that strong. It's very sweet and has a lovely pleasant taste. They are very refreshing and make a nice change from the chocolate ones as they are not as sickly.
These are available from most supermarkets, and they are very often on offer, so it's worth looking out for a bargain.
I really enjoyed these cupcakes and would definitely have them again. I think that they are great for lunchboxes, as a treat or great for a tea party. They come in a cardboard box and each cake is individually wrapped which means that they stay fresh.
Thanks for reading!
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I am very partial to cakes, especially cupcakes so when my colleague at work purchased a box of The Fabulous Bakin Boys Lemon Cupcakes I was excited to try one.
The lemon cupcakes came in a box of 4 as they were the king sized version and cost just £1.00 from Asda on special offer. I personally thought this was quite good value at just £0.25 per cupcake. You can also buy the smaller version of these cupcakes in boxes of 6.
The cakes come in a purple box which is quite eye catching with yellow wording on. There is also a round hole in the top of the box allowing u to see one of the cupcakes inside. On the box you can find all the necessary information about the cupcakes including nutritional information, ingredients listings and allergy information. It also states that the cupcakes are free from artificial colours and flavours and are suitable for vegetarians. Inside the box which can easily be opened with the tear off side strip you can find the four cupcakes each individually wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper. I thought this was a really good idea as you can eat one at a time without the others going dry and also means you can pack them into a lunch box as they will stay nice and fresh and protected.
As you can imagine these cupcakes are not that great for u each single cupcake contains the following nutritional information:
Calories - 214
Fat - 11.6g
Carbohydrates - 5.5g
Protein - 1.5g
Salt - 0.38g
The lemon cupcakes are described on the box as plain sponge with a lemon flavour topping. When I first unwrapped my cupcake from its plastic wrapper I immediately noticed how soft and squidgy the sponge felt. It was really easy to peel away the paper case containing the cupcake and it did pull away the cake or topping. The cake sponge looked moist and light and the pale yellow topping looked really appealing. I do like lemon flavoured cakes so was hoping that these would be quite tangy. I was surprised that the topping was not the lemony but instead fairly sweet and tasted quite like white chocolate. But the along was quite lemony and you could see little flecks of lemon zest in the sponge. Overall the slightly tartness of the sponge with the sweet topping worked very well and offered a good contrast.
I think these are great little cupcakes which are moist, light and tasty as well as being conveniently packaged. Obviously they are quite high in fat and calories but as part of a balanced diet they make a tasty treat.
I don't eat a lot of sweet things, but it is nice to have something to nibble on when you feel the need for some sugar. We no longer have Morrison's supermarket in Northern Ireland, but whilst on a mini break to England over Easter, we frequented Morrison's a little to get bits and pieces for our lunch each day. On once occasion my husband sat in the car, whilst I ran in to get a couple of items, and he shouted to me to get something sweet whilst I was in.
After looking round for something that we both would eat and that could be stored easily in the car, I noticed Morrison's doing a buy one get one free offer on these Fabulous Bakin' Boys Cupcakes for £1.29, which I thought sounded like great value, since each pack has 6 individually wrapped cupcakes. I decided to pick up two different flavoured packs, one of which were these Lemon Cupcakes. Now, I had seen these previously in my local Tesco, but had never really thought of purchasing them before, but it was really the offer that encouraged me to get these.
THese 6 cupcakes come in a royal blue box, with a picture of the cupcake on the front. It states very plainly on the front that these cupcakes have 'no artificial colours or flavours', are 'freshly baked in the heart of Oxfordshire' and are 'lunchbox friendly' I presume the latter because they are individualy wrapped At the bottom front of the box, it also gives more detail about the actual cupcake with the words 'a moist vanilla sponge with a lemon flavour topping'.
On the side of the box is some nutritional information. Each cupcake has 10.2g of sugars, 8.5g of fat of which 3.8g are saturates and 0.3g of sugar. So not exactly a healthy treat but then what cupcake is?!
As I said, although previously seeing these on the shelves, I had never actually purchased a pack before, and I am very impressed. I like the fact that they keep their freshness by being individually wrapped, plus they are less messy if you are putting them into a lunchbox. On each cupcake, there is a good thick layer of lemon icing, which has just the right amount of lemon flavour in my opinion. I am not always a huge lemon flavour fan, but these offer just enough hint of lemon so that you would recognise the flavour without it overwhelming the cupcake. The sponge base of the cupcake is, as claimed, very moist and there is the hint of vanilla in the sponge, making it an excellent combination with the lemon. THese are particularly moreish, and you could easily find yourself just reaching for another and then another, as they are so light and tasty.
All in all, there is no doubt that these are a really yummy treat, but to be honest, that is probably what they be constrained to 'a treat' given the sugar and fat content. I got them at an excellent price when on offer, and I would buy them again if a similar offer came up in my local Tesco, but there are 'healthier' treats out there if you are looking after your figure. If you aren't - well it won't take you long to devour a pack of these sweet cupcakes.
As I work in a supermarket, I always see new products on a daily basis and by the end of the shift I have about 20 new products on my shopping list! These Fabulous Bakin' Boys' Cupcakes are usually always on offer in my store and they are a very popular product. There are six in the box and they come individual wrapped for freshness. They are ideal to put in your lunchbox because you dont need to use a sandwich bag and they are always nice and fresh and the cake is always soft. I particularly like the lemon ones because they are ever so refreshing and because the cake is so soft they just melt in the mouth.
Each cupcake contains 10g of sugar, which is quite a lot, and 7g of fat. I think if you just eat one for your lunch they are fine for a treat and as I say they are very tasty. If lemon isnt your favourite flavour, I would also recommend you try the chocolate flavoured ones. The cake is the same plain cake, but the topping is chocolate flavoured. I think the lemon ones are more sickly, but if you are eating just one then they are fine. For around £1.20 and regularly on BOGOF they are definately worth a look - you could try the different flavours and im sure you will like them because all my family does and they dont last two minutes in our house!
I seem to have a thing about lemon flavouring at the moment, after buying lemon puff biscuits for a couple of weeks I then spotted a box of lemon cupcakes on offer in Morrisons for a £1 and had to have those too! The cupcakes in question are The Fabulous Bakin' Boys Lemon Cupcakes and come in a box of 6. I think they normally retail for about £1.20 so 20p off inspired me to buy some.
The box for these cupcakes is a dark blue with a huge picture of a delicious looking lemon cupcake on the front so no mistaking what you are buying. I didn't realise until I opened them but they are all individually wrapped in little cellophane wrppers so as they state on the box they are "lunchbox friendly". These cupcakes contain no artificial colours or flavours and are baked in the heart of Oxfordshire.
I was very pleased to find these were individually wrapped because I intended to send my partner off to work with one in his lunchbox and that of course meant I didn't have to either struggle with the cling film or wash a sticky lunchbox up later.
The cakes nutritional statistics per cupcake are: 149 calories, 1.0g protein, 17.6g carbohydrates of which 10.2g sugars, 8.5g fat of which 3.8g saturates, 0.3g fibre and 0.3g salt. As you can see these contain alot of sugar and fat but they are cakes after all!
The cakes themselves are fairy cake size with a flat yellow top that is thick icing. The sponge is a vanilla sponge and is dwarfed by the amount of icing on them. Each cake is in a cake case as well as the wrapper so you have no excuse for making a mess with these! The sponge is soft and moist and tastes lovely but the icing really takes centre stage. The lemon icing is like a fondant style icing and is very thick so when you bite into the cake it cracks in a lovely enticing way. It tastes gorgeous and tangy and not really bitter so think sweetened lemon flavouring not real lemon flavouring. The icing is pretty solid and holds its shape, even the corrugated effect around the outside where it has been poured onto the cake base with the cake case around it.
These cakes are so uniform in shape they made me think of cartoon cakes where the food always looks really basic, each cake is completely flat and identical to the others. The combination of the moist sponge and the sweet, thick icing makes them a very sweet treat and I found I was struggling partway through one cake. I could definitely not eat two of these in a row however I can confirm my partner can!
Overall for a little sweet treat in a lunchbox or in the afternoon these are lovely little cupcakes. They look attractive too so would suit children's parties as long as the guests liked lemon of course! They are baked in a nut free zone so no problems for nut allergy sufferers and have a stamp on the back that says "grumpy free baking" which made me smile because baking is a trauma for a kitchen hater like me!
I really liked them and recommend them to anyone who likes lemon and cakes. I saw they also make chocolate cupcakes for anyone who prefers chocolate. A full 5 stars from me for a tasty little treat to be eaten in moderation.
It is a good job it says "Lemon" on the box, otherwise I would never have known what flavour these cupcakes were supposed to be. The fact that the tops are a reasonably appealing yellow colour helps, I suppose. To their credit, the cakes are pretty moist, unlike some of a similar type, and the texture of the icing is quite pleasant. The sponge is less exciting and could be found in any one of a number of cheap cakes. The taste, though, well, it just isn't there. I honestly think if someone blindfolded you and gave you one of these cupcakes, any guess as to the flavour would be at best a stab in the dark.
The packaging is about as exhilarating as the product inside. It's bland, it's dull, and it doesn't make you think of food at all. It is a good job it says "Fabulous" on the box as well, or I wouldn't have known that either. I think the manufacturers of this product have overplayed it somewhat, but in reality, these average-looking cakes always seem to be on sale. Perhaps they are having trouble finding repeat custom? I suppose it is just the reduced price that makes them look appealing, otherwise, they simply aren't worth the money.
These cakes lack authenticity somehow and, whilst they may look like the real deal, the packaging and the taste strongly suggest otherwise.
I am not one for having a sweet tooth but every so often while on my weekly food shop, there is usually something sweet that will catch my eye. This week I did my food shop at Sainsbury's which I never go to but I did actually find a bargain which this week was the Bakin' Boys Lemon Cupcakes. They were on offer and I do like their cakes and other sweet treats so decided to pick up a pack as I have tried the assorted pack before.
The Bakin' Boys Company has now been going for 11 years, started by Gary Frank an ex-Wall St trader who had started the Delicious Donut Company. In 1990 the doughnut trade didn't really take off but Andrew and Sara Staples a couple arrived with their array of cakes, muffins, flapjacks and they were soon sold under the name Bake House Cakes in 1994. Then from here on the name changed and ever since they have been selling their cakes.
The packaging for the lemon cupcakes is quite noticeable. It comes in a square box with a picture of the cake on the front. The company logo is on the right and there is a circle cut out on the front so you can see through to the actual cakes. Included in the pack I purchased were 4 cakes. The box states there are no artificial colours or hydrogenated fats and that they are made with real lemon zest as well as being bakes in a nut free zone.
The nice thing with these cakes is that they are individually wrapped unlike most company's cakes so they can be taken for lunches or snacks and it doesn't mean you have to worry about the box being open to keep cakes fresh.
Now for the nutritional information of each cake. Each 54g cake is 230 calories which is high but I didn't expect any less. There is 11.3g of fat and 0.3g of fibre as well as 18.4 of sugars which aren't the healthiest snacks but it is a nice treat every so often. The cakes also contain gluten, milk products, egg and soya as well for allergy reasons.
The cakes are just like a normal cupcake in appearance, as I stated before individually wrapped in cellophane. Once opened, they have a nice lemon scent to them and they are protected in a paper case which is easily peeled off. The cakes are very soft, fluffy sponge which is easy to bite into and the icing is also very melt in your mouth making a very soft cake snack. I find even though these cakes taste light they do seem to be quite filling after having just one. However, by looking at the calorie content this seems quite self explanatory really.
I usually only have one of these at a time, the lemon taste is nice and is different for a cupcake flavour but I did find it quite sweet and maybe too much so that I would rather just have normal icing. It is quite heavy tasting but the cake itself is very nice just the right balance.
I have tried the other Bakin' Boys cakes before and they all have the icing which is very heavy tasting but I suppose it is just their style. If you like a snack and want something really sweet then these will definitely be the option for you. They come in other flavours, they do chocolate cupcakes as well as having an assorted set if you don't want to stick to just the one flavour.
I purchased my cupcakes in Sainsbury's as I stated previously and got them on a half price offer for a bargain of 64p I think it was, so I couldn't resist. On normal retail price, they cost about £1.25 I would guess. They are available at Tesco and Sainsbury's from what I have seen but it depends as not all of the branches stock the Bakin' Boys products.
If you want more information on the Bakin' Boys products, then you can head on over to their official website at http://www.bakinboys.co.uk/Bakin-Home.html . The website has information about the company history and how they formed as well as where you can buy the products, and more information on the cakes.
This product may have cheanged a bit since the Dooyoo title was posted as the box of these I bought the other day only contained four cup cakes however they were quite large cakes so maybe this size replaced the box of six.
This is not a purchase that I wil be repeating as these tasted rather synthetic and left a bit of an after taste, give me a nice bit of lemon drizzle cake any day of the week. A box of four will cost you £1.69 so they are not exactly cheap and you do seem to be paying for a bit of branding as the whole packaging and product name has an American feel to it.
Each cake is in an individual plastic wrapper and a paper cake holder, the top layer is a solid bit of yellow fondant icing which is perfectly smooth on top with a rippled effect around the outer edges, it has a crisp feel to it as you bite into it with a softer centre, it is thicker around the edges of the cake than it is in the centre, this is where the synthetic taste comes from in the cake. It is lemony however just not very natural flavouring.
The cake base is light and fluffy which was a nice texture however it does not have a very strong flavour at all and could be improved if it had a slightly moist texture from some lemon juice maybe.
At a whopping 230 calories per cake these are not worth the extra pain in the gym as they are not nice enough to justify that level of calories and price.
A couple of days ago I reviewed the Bakin Boys Chocolate Cup Cakes and as I explained at the time currently at Tesco they have a special offer of a BOGOF on these so the second pack I bought was this lemon flavour cup cakes so that I got to try both varieties. One thing I should point out is the fact that currently they only have four in a box instead of the six that Dooyoo have set up on the product suggestion. A box of four will cost you £1.69 however with the BOGOF this is now half price which to be honest is about the right price as I would not buy these at full price.
The cakes themselves are quite small and within the box they are in individual clear wrappers with a paper cup cke holder as well. They have a rich yellow topping which is smooth on top and a rippled effect on the outside, also it is thcker towards the outside and thinner in the middle.
Persoannly I do not think that these are as nice as the chocolate variety, the cake base is light and fluffy but lacks any real flavour while the lemon flavour iced topping is not strong enough for me, you can detect a lemon flavour but it is a bit weak, personally I would prefer a good quality lemon drizzle cake.
The two combine ok but the cake is a little too light and breaks up easily and if anything needs to have more lemon juice running through it to make it moister. Also these are 230 calories per cake and they are pretty small so one is never enough.
Not somethng I would buy again as they are not good value for money in my opinion.
Me and my daughter were in Tesco recently buying food for my granddaughters 12th birthday party when I noticed they had The Fabulous Baking Boys Cupcakes on BOGOF so I bought a pack of lemon and a pack of the chocolate cupcakes. I've eaten their muffins before and enjoyed them so I thought these would be good.
These lemon ones are delicious. They are quite a small cake which makes them ideal for parties and I love the way they are individually wrapped inside the box because it not only keeps them fresher for longer, but they looked great arranged on a plate at the party. You get six cakes in each box and they look absolutely lovely because the icing is such a vibrant yellow colour.
The sponge cake itself is fluffy and light with a lovely airy texture. It's gorgeously soft and melts in my mouth leaving me with a tasty vanilla and lemon aftertaste. The flavour of the sponge is subtly lemon and I like the fact that it's not too sweet because the icing is very sweet and making the sponge any sweet would have been overkill in my opinion.
The icing is wonderful, certainly the best icing I have ever encountered on individual cakes like these. It's layered almost as thick as the sponge and is just the perfect consistency for this cake, being soft but well compacted you need to bite through the icing rather than let it come away with the cake. It too is only subtly flavoured with lemon but combined with the cake this give a very satisfying lemon taste.
These are delicious cakes and I'll definitely buy them again. As I mentioned they are very sweet on the whole and will definitely help if you get a sugar craving, the flavours of the sponge and icing mingle together well and these feel like a very summery cake indeed.
A box of six costs £1.25 but they are quite often on BOGOF in the supermarkets, I have never tried them before because I just never really fancied them enough to justify the cost but I'm glad I have now discovered them and they will become a favourite in my house I think!
Each cupcake contains 150 calories and 7g of fat which isn't too bad considering how lovely and tasty these cakes are.
Makin' Ma Baker proud.This time the boys have rounded up a posse of (count 'em) six citric treats.