We strive to use Non-GMO flours and no refined sugars. Majority of ingredients will be organic, all-natural & the freshest of ingredients. We will NEVER use hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils. We will NEVER use artificial dyes or unhealthy preservatives like caramel additive which is a carcinogen. 100% Gluten Free Dedicated Kitchen. We can offer vegan/nut free / GF fondant on cakes for those needing bright colors so you can peel it off and enjoy your cake without all the artificial junk in fondant.
We believe that eating healthy ingredients on a daily basis will promote a better quality of life. Many of our products will be baked with our Ultra-Premium EVOO, Balsamic Vinegars, Crio Bru, and Chai Tea. We also use cold-pressed unrefined organic coconut oil in some of our baked goods. We are a 100% GLUTEN FREE BAKERY. We will have daily variety of vegan, dairy-free, and paleo / keto options! Each day we will have a variety of different Cheesecake flavors, a variety of specialty cakes, pies, cookies, muffins, and cupcakes for you to enjoy. We offer low-glycemic/Paleo/Keto options for those people with diabetes or those carb-conscious individuals that want to enjoy a delicious treat without spiking blood glucose levels!
We strongly believe in providing top quality desserts that use healthy ingredients.
Too many bakeries use artificial flavorings and colorings, refined GMO vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils their icings and cakes, chemicals/preservatives in their mixes, poor quality bleached and bromated flour all of which can be toxic and cancer-causing carcinogens to humans.
Why is artificial coloring bad for me to eat?
A study by the United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency in 2007 showed that the consumption of foods containing dyes could increase hyperactive behavior in children. According to Food Matters research, yellow 5 or tartrazine, derived from coal tar, and blue 2 or indigotin, are toxic and commonly found in low-nutrient foods, such as concentrated fruit juices, condiments, candy, and some cheeses, to name a few. An article in the Globe and Mail reported that many popular snacks such as Smarties, Froot Loops, Cheetos, Doritos, and Reeses’ Pieces simply list colors without defining whether they are from a natural or artificial source. Be sure and look at your labels next time before you buy anything from the store.
Blue dye number 1 and 2 are linked with cancer in animal tests while red dye number 3 causes thyroid tumors in rats. Green dye number 3 is linked to bladder cancer, and yellow dye number 6 is linked to tumors of the kidneys and adrenal glands.
Many pre-packaged foods especially geared towards children like candy, cakes, cupcakes, baked goods, artificial maraschino cherries, fruit cocktail, gelatin desserts, and soft drinks contain these harmful substances.
What is bromated flour?
Potassium bromate (KBrO3), is a flour “improver” that strengthens dough and allows for greater oven spring and higher rising in the oven. The primary concern regarding the use of bromates in baking is its demonstrated link to cancer in laboratory animals. It was first found to induce tumors in rats in 1982. However, since 1991, instead of banning bromate outright the FDA, with somewhat limited success, has merely encouraged bakers to voluntarily stop using it. Bromates have been banned in numerous countries, including the United Kingdom in 1990 and Canada in 1994. In addition, in 1991, California declared bromate a carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65. As such, baked goods sold in California would have to bear a store level cancer warning if they contained more than a certain level of bromate. As a result, most California bakers have switched to bromate-free processes. For this reason, we will only use King Arthur Flour, Pamelas, and Bobs Red Mill for all of our baked goods.
What are GMOs?
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are organisms whose genetic makeup was not created through traditional cross-breeding methods (hybridization) or naturally in the wild. This manipulation of DNA is known as genetic engineering, so GMO foods are often called “genetically engineered.” Made by splicing genes from one species into the DNA of another species in a laboratory, these combinations of animal, plant, bacterial and viral genes create new organisms with desired traits, such as resistance to certain herbicides, insect pests, or disease. Genetically modified plants are often engineered to improve crop yield or add nutritional benefits like increased vitamin content. GMO pose many dangers to the environment ranging from negative impact on crops; animal sickness; poor animal performance; toxicity to plants, aquatic life, environment, insects, and animals.
GMOs are found extensively in major crops grown in the United States, like corn, soy, tomatoes, rice, and sugar beets. GMOs have also been introduced in canola, alfalfa, cotton, papaya, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, sugar cane, honey, flax, dairy and many more foods not listed here.
Are GMO foods dangerous to eat?
Yes!!! GMO foods have been proven to gastrointestinal problems, food allergies (such as soy, gluten, corn, dairy, et. Al.), birth defects, sterility, nutritional deficiencies, liver and kidneys diseases. Additional studies show consuming GMO products over a period of time are related different types of cancer, possibly Autism Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.
ALLERGY WARNING: Some of our products contain peanuts and tree nuts. We take all necessary precautions in handling and preparing food to prevent cross-contamination of known allergies such as dairy, nuts, eggs, soy, and other allergens.
However, we do NOT have 100% dedicated equipment / workspace for each allergen and cannot be held responsible for any reactions. Thank you for your understanding. We are happy to work with you and will provide an ingredient list upon request.
If you want to order a baked good, here are some examples of flavors we can do:
Cheesecake Types (All crusts will be gluten free and will match cheesecake type chosen, sugar cookie or chocolate brownie crust. Nut crust can be provided upon request for regular cheesecakes but Nut crusts will be on all KETO cheesecakes)
New York Style-Vanilla Cheesecake
- Choose any topping: Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Blueberry, Lemon, Passion fruit, Very Berry, Peach, Apple, Caramel, Chocolate, White Chocolate, Butter Pecan (Praline), Candied Butter Walnuts, Candied Butter Almonds, Vanilla Cream, Cinnamon Cream
Italian Ricotta (hint of almond extract and nutty crust) (can place a lemon or key lime cream on top)
Coffee or Mocha (coffee + Chocolate)
- Choose any topping: Chocolate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Caramel, Butter Pecan (Praline), Candied Butter Walnuts, Candied Butter Almonds, Vanilla Cream, Irish Cream, Cinnamon Cream, Hazelnut Cream, White Chocolate
- Choose any topping: Chocolate, Raspberry, Strawberry, Caramel, Butter Pecan (Praline), Candied Butter Walnuts, Candied Butter Almonds, Vanilla Cream, White Chocolate
- Choose any topping: Chocolate, Caramel, Raspberry, Strawberry, Butter Pecan (Praline), Vanilla Cream, White Chocolate
- Choose any topping: Chocolate, Caramel, Butter Pecan (Praline), Candied Butter Walnuts, Candied Butter Almonds, Vanilla Cream, White Chocolate
We can do KETO Cheesecakes upon request, pretty much any flavor you want.
Layered Cake Type (All cakes will be made Gluten Free, we can make them dairy free and egg free upon request) (Can also do paleo and keto cakes upon request for those needing grainfree, no sugar, low carb options)
o Choose Cake Layer: Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Coffee, Mocha, Caramel, Spice, Carrot, Pumpkin, Butterscotch, Blood Orange, Persian Lime, Peach, Apple, Very Berry, Maple, Peanut Butter, Banana Cream
o Choose any Filling: Icing only, Strawberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Blueberry, Lemon, Passion fruit, Very Berry, Peach, Apple, Caramel, Chocolate, White Chocolate, Vanilla Cream, Cinnamon Cream, Maple Cream, Peanut Butter, Banana Cream, Mango, Pecans/other nuts i.e. for Carrot/Spice cake, Black cherry cream, Butterscotch cream, Orange Cream, hazelnut, Fig, and many more…you name it….
o Choose Icing Flavor: Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cinnamon, Coffee, Mocha, Caramel, Butterscotch, Blood Orange, Lime, Peach, Apple, Very Berry, Maple Cream, White Chocolate, Peanut Butter
OTHER BAKED GOODs:
Fruit Muffins (apples, bananas, peaches, berries, raisins, orange, cranberry, etc.
Sweet Muffins (cinnamon, pumpkin, carrot, nuts of any type, lemon poppyseed, zucchini, peanut butter, chocolate chip, chocolate-chocolate chip, etc.
Blood Orange w/ Chocolate Chips Persian Lime w/ Dried Cranberries
Lemon w/ Dried Cranberries
Can also do Paleo cupcakes and cakes
Everything Bars i.e. Peanut butter, oats, chia, flax, hemp, dried cherries/cranberries/blueberries, pecans, coconut, honey, coconut palm.
Plain, Blood Orange Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Mint, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Choc Chips, Nuts, Dried Fruit, Coconut, Mixed in Ricotta/Cream Cheese Marbled, Caramel
Blood Orange w/White Chocolate Chips and Cranberries or dried blueberries / cherries
Persian Lime w/ Dried Cranberries and White Chocolate Chips
Lemon w/ Dried Cranberries and White Chocolate Chips
Any type of Nuts added
Any Dried Fruit
Double Chocolate Chip
Oatmeal Raisin or Cranberry
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Peanut butter (with or w/out chocolate)
Carrot cake oatmeal
We are Open to other ideas if you don’t see your cookie type listed here
We prefer a 48-72 hour notice on most orders. On rare occasion, we can fulfill an order within 24 hours but this will need to be decided by our bakers on a case-by-case basis. Ideally, we would LOVE a 5-7 day lead time as we plan around other events.
To Place Your Order, Please click on “Order Online” on Home Page https://thesouthernolive.com/bakery-order/
If you have questions, please email our Bakers: SouthernOliveBakery@gmail.com and add details such as:
Date/Time you need your order
Your preferred contact # in case we need to discuss “live” your options
How many you are trying to serve so that our bakers can ensure your order is sufficient to meet that need
Your specific choices of flavors
Any allergy preferences i.e. gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free or any other allergies she needs to be aware of at the time
PRICES will VARY based on quantity, and market-prices of products used to create your delicious baked goods. Please send us an email to inquire about the price.