Rum in the Sun!

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Miami Rum Renaissance Festival was an event unlike anything we’ve ever attended! With over 100 rum companies there from all over the world, we tasted flavors we never knew existed. It was the PERFECT place to start Lighthouse Rum Cakes search for our next flavor!

This is what we call a GREAT business trip…

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Lighthouse Rum Cakes current flavors are original, chocolate and coconut. Original is a vanilla bean with a hint of butter and drizzled with walnuts. Chocolate is a perfect balance of cocoa and rum with a very smooth texture. Coconut has actual coconut flakes and is made with a combination of different rums and is our most popular!

To name a few great rums at the show:

Goslings handed out their famous Dark and Stormy drink. One of our favorites! A perfect blend of sweetness and rum, not overpowering and very refreshing.

Dark & Stormy Recipe:

  • Ice
  • 1/4 lime, cut into two thick slices, one for garnish, one to squeeze over the ice (optional)
  • 2 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda black rum
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (Gosling’s makes one just for this purpose)
Gubba rum is a new company that makes naturally infused rums from pure cane and fruits, spices and herbs. We sampled the Gubba Gold rum which contains natural vanilla and also Gubba Silver which contains natural coconut. Both rums were impressively smooth and are unique in that it’s all 100% organic.
Ron Abuelo made amazing mojitos! They were using Ron Abuelo 7 Años which is a rich blend of superb rums, aged for 7 years in carefully selected small oak barrels. They garnished the drinks with a mint leaf and a small piece of sugar cane which they cut right in front of you from the large sugar canes on display!
Mojito Recipe:
  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime or club soda

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is an international event that occurs in Miami every year in April. Friday night was ‘invite only’ for wholesaler sand distributors. Lighthouse Rum Cakes is not yet in any retail stores in Florida. However, all of our products are available online and we shop nationwide. Custom packaging and personalized cards can be done upon request. We are also currently in almost 30 retail locations in New England. Click here for a list of our retail locations.

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Saturday morning charges a higher admission and is meant for media and the rum connoisseur.  This would be the time I would recommend to go! There was a very comfortable amount of people and no lines at any booths. From 4-7 pm admission goes down and it gets busy quick!

The show had live music the whole time with different performers from rock to steel drums to Polynesian dancers. There are also lectures going on about different topics from making rum to learning what to look for in a fine rum. It’s not uncommon to see pirates walking around and other  costumes that follow the themes of the rum companies!
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Congrats to captain Brian of Florida’s Laid Back Charters for winning the Lighthouse Rum Cake Tower in the raffle! You can order the complete tower here and we can ship it anywhere with a personalized note. It comes decoratively wrapped and makes a great gift for any occasion including engagement, hostess and housewarming!
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It was a great show and we can’t wait till the next year! In the meantime check out the rum cruise in November!
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Special THANKS to MARTY AND LITA GRIFFIN for being our crew for this trip and always!
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New England in a Box

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“I have never seen packaging like this, my customers love it!” – Jasmine, MoMo Restaurant

“It’s the perfect piece for our gourmet gift baskets!” –Linda, Villa Gourmet

Lighthouse Rum Cakes has been working hard to develop the official “look” for our products. We wanted our packaging to truly represent the beautiful New England coast, where all of our products are handmade.

After almost a year of drafting ideas, Lighthouse Rum Cakes teamed up with designer Barbara Reiner (owner of Awesome Photos) to make those ideas a reality!

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We started with a lighthouse and then painted the scene around it. The New England coast is an unforgettable experience and we wanted our packages to feel the same way. Discover New England sums it up nicely, “Say ‘New England USA’ and up pops an image — a white clapboard farmhouse alongside a red barn, flaming red leaves in the fall or wind whipping through the canvas sails of a schooner. Of all the regions of the USA, New England is perhaps the most distinctive in its imagery, culture, change of seasons and rich coastal history.”

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Our goal is for our customer’s to smile when they see our packaging and then smile even more as they enjoy the rich, moist cake inside that is glazed with a hot butter rum! We added foiling into the blue coloring of the waves. This gives the box a shimmery, holographic look. We also add a rich looking gold label to identify the flavor of the cake. Our current flavors are original, chocolate and coconut.

Another mission was to create a package that would make the ideal gift and not require any wrapping or fancy dish to be served on! When you open the box, there is a surprise panoramic scene that goes along with the story written on the inside flap. It describes how Lighthouse Rum Cakes came to be!

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Also, our cakes are specially packaged requiring no refrigeration and stay “out-of-the-oven” fresh for up to 6 months! However, we have not met anyone yet who has had one last for anywhere near 6 months without being enjoyed.

For the ultimate gift and presentation, check out our Complete Lighthouse – a small, medium and large cake in the flavors of your choice. Each Complete Lighthouse comes nicely wrapped in a decorative bow. Makes a unique and well-enjoyed gift for any occasion! Standard colors are blue and silver, however, the bow can be customized to your request!

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