Why We Don't Use Vegan Honey or Honey in Our Baby Smash Cakes: A Sweet and Safe Celebration

Why We Don't Use Vegan Honey or Honey in Our Baby Smash Cakes: A Sweet and Safe Celebration

When it comes to planning a baby's first birthday celebration, every parent wants the best for their little one. From choosing the perfect smash cake to ensuring a safe and delightful experience, there are many considerations to keep in mind. We understand because our little one has eczema and when she was younger boy oh boy she was allergic to tons!

At BakedKL, we prioritize the well-being of your baby and strive to provide allergy-friendly options. That's why we have made the conscious decision not to use vegan honey or honey in our baby smash cakes. 

Let's delve into why we believe this choice is essential for a sweet and safe celebration.

Baby Smash Cakes and the Importance of Allergen Awareness

Smash cakes have become a beloved tradition for celebrating a baby's first birthday. As parents, we want to ensure that the cakes we offer are not only delicious but also safe for our little ones. Allergen awareness plays a crucial role in this process, as certain ingredients can pose risks to babies with food sensitivities or allergies.

Vegan Honey: Understanding the Alternative


Vegan honey, also known as bee-free honey or honey alternative, has gained popularity as a substitute for traditional honey. It is typically made from plant-based ingredients such as  coconut sugar, apples, dates, or other natural sweeteners. While vegan honey can be a suitable option for many individuals, it's important to consider its use in baby smash cakes.

Why We Avoid Vegan Honey or Honey in Baby Smash Cakes

Here's why we choose not to use vegan honey or honey in our baby smash cakes:

  1. Allergenic Potential: Honey, including vegan honey, can be allergenic for babies. It is not recommended to introduce honey to infants under one year of age due to the risk of botulism, a rare but serious type of food poisoning. By omitting honey from our baby smash cakes, we eliminate any potential allergenic risks.
  2. Sweetness Alternatives: We believe in providing natural sweetness without relying on honey. Our bakers use alternative sweeteners, such as coconut sugar or fruit purees, to create delicious and safe smash cakes that cater to a variety of dietary needs, including vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free options.
  3. Transparency and Trust: By openly sharing our decision to avoid vegan honey or honey, we aim to build trust with our customers. We want parents to feel confident in our commitment to creating allergy-friendly and safe smash cakes that prioritize their baby's health.

It's important to clarify that despite our best efforts to provide allergy-friendly options and bake in a safe environment, we cannot guarantee that our cakes will be completely allergen-free. As a home kitchen space, we do our utmost to mitigate potential allergen cross-contamination and follow strict hygiene practices. However, due to the nature of allergies and individual sensitivities, there is always a small possibility of traces of allergens.

Feel free to reach out to us directly at [email protected] for any specific inquiries or clarification regarding ingredients, baking processes, or any other allergen-related concerns. We are here to provide detailed information and address any questions to ensure that our customers can make informed decisions based on their unique circumstances.

Thank you for always being supportive towards BakedKL and our baby smash cake range !