A little bit of cake does you good

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If you’ve been following my blog for weight loss tips and recipe ideas, stick with me. There’s a a very good reason why I’m talking about cake!

I was recently sent some exceedingly good cakes from the kind souls at Mr Kipling. I was sent a box of delicious Viennese Whirls, a box of French Fancies and a box of Cherry Bakewells.

We are a family that love cake. We’re not particularly fussy but we love the sweet goodness of a soft sponge and the crumbliness of a good biscuit.

We all know that too much cake is bad for us but I am a big believer that a little bit of what you fancy does you good. They’re a little treat to make us smile and that’s the best thing about these little cakes, they can be enjoyed in moderation.


Little Mr loves a good picnic when we enjoy a family day out. He has fingers of cheese spread sandwiches, slices of cucumber and some strips of ham. If he’s eaten all his lunch, he knows that he can have a treat and his favourite treat is a Mr Kipling cake. Little Mr loves Vienesse Whirls almost as much as his Mummy does which means his picnic is even better with cake.
After a busy day at work and Little Mr has gone to bed, it’s time to relax. Hubby has the football on the television, a big mug of tea and a French Fancy to enjoy. Perfect, a quiet evening’s better with cake!

For me, I like to make sure I enjoy my treats and get the most from them. I love cake but I have to make them last. On the diet plan I’m following, I can enjoy cake but I need to syn them to make sure they’re within my allowance and they’re not going to compromise my weight loss. My favourite are Viennese Whirls as you can split them in half and you have two biscuits with a delicious jam and cream filling. My syns are enjoyed much better with cake. Yum!


Mr Kipling cakes and SW syns

Viennese Whirl = 7 syns
French Fancies = 5 1/2 syns
Cherry Bakewell = 10 syns
Carrot Slices = 7 syns
Raspberry Ripple Slice = 6 syns
Mini Battenburg = 7 1/2 syns

Remember you can enjoy cake and lose weight but you need to enjoy them in moderation (it makes them last longer!) Weight loss is definitely #betterwithcake

Disclaimer: This post is an entry for #betterwithcake Linky Challenge, sponsored by Mr Kipling. You can learn more over on their Facebook page. 

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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1 Comment

  1. 17/04/2015 / 3:27 pm

    I think the key to weight loss is to allow yourself the occasional treat too. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

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