Today I am pleased to announce that we have received a letter from environmental health to confirm that during our recent inspection by Carmarthenshire County Council we have kept our 5 Food Standards rating. Yay!! As you can imagine, we are so chuffed with this as we strive to run our business to the best possible standard. There are hundreds of local cake companies who have not disclosed themselves to Environmental Health, in fact, some of the biggest wedding cake companies that I know of in my area and surrounding have not come forward to environmental health...see for yourself at Food.gov.uk
Anyway, back to us here…we pride ourselves in running our business by the book and that’s why we approached Environmental Health when we first started our business. We are also covered by Public Liability Insurance so in the event that, for whatever reason, someone needed this then we always have our current certificate to hand. In fact, (you may or may not know this) when we first started out we owned a Chocolate Fountain and on attending venues they often needed us to supply our own public liability insurance and PAT testing certifications…not a problem for us but I don’t know why venues have never asked of these for a Wedding Cake?!
Environmental Health record keeping takes time…I will spend approximately 30 minutes writing down ingredients and batch codes per cake baked…so for a wedding cake this could be anything from 30 minutes to 4 hours! It’s for this reason that Augustus Gloop don’t claim to be the cheapest bakers around!! Other unregistered companies wouldn’t be carrying out this paperwork and may be able to charge less as a cake is taking them less time, however, they may also have a house full of animals which may include cats bringing in rodents and walking all over counter tops in exactly the same place where the eggs get cracked and the ingredients are measured out….yummy!! This is EXACTLY what environmental health are here to do for me as a company, they advise me on what I am doing wrong, as well as what I am doing right!!
Finally…Thank you for your support, without our amazing customers we wouldn’t be here.
Kay Augustus - Augustus Gloop Cakes x