Goodbye and Good Luck

Posted by Steve on 17-Jul-2018 11:05:50

The summer holidays, end of school and a time to celebrate with cake push pops!

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Topics: Push Pop, School Leaver, Good Luck

Tour de France or should that be cake?

Posted by Steve on 30-Jun-2017 15:08:00

Tour de France in Terms of Calories

This weekend marks the start of the 104th Tour de France. 198 of the worlds elite cyclists will set off on a lap of France. This edition sees 21 stages over a 3 week period taking in the arable fields of sunflowers in the Tarn region to the mountain passes of the Alps and Pyrenees and then a processional finish on the Avenue Champs Eylsee in Paris. What a way to see France!

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Topics: Insider, cake

It's bring your dog to work day. Can ours bake or will he be too busy eating it all?

Posted by Abi on 23-Jun-2017 14:42:00

What is#BRINGYOURDOGTOWORKDAY?

Bring Your Dog To Work Day (as seen on ITV’s This Morning, Waitrose Weekend and The Independent) is an annual nationwide event that raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. 

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Topics: Nostalgia

Depression and Keeping a British Stiff Upper Lip

Posted by Abi on 20-Jun-2017 14:52:00

Mental Health and Depression

Firstly, this may not be an easy read and I may no apology for that. Personally, I have more experience of this than I would like. I have suffered myself and have lost those close to me as a result. The nearest thing I can compare depression to is cancer, some people beat it and some don't. It eats away at you and it's exceptionally difficult to talk about. In fact, I can tell you that I will never talk about my darkest thoughts.

Why? Because then it would actualise them and I couldn't face that. Do you know the problem with all this talk about metal health? I don't want to talk about it. I don't want a hug. I don't want cup of tea and someone to tell me it will all get better. What I want is to hide under the duvet and cry until I have no more tears. If you think the answer is to post on social media that you are always listening it won't help. I know you mean well but I'd never send you a message to say I'm losing my grip and I'm good at faking it. To the person who stepped in front of a train, took an overdose, slit their wrists, hung themselves, all I want to say is I understand and I'm sorry we lost you. Sometimes what people need most is space and understanding, a cave we can run away to occasionally and not be questioned.

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Topics: Insider

Baker's Blog - Happy Halloween

Posted by Steve on 31-Oct-2014 15:14:00

What a wonderful night full of gruesome treats and ghoulish fun. We thought you might like to see how we have been finishing off some of our toffee apples this year for one particular party. 

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Topics: Halloween

Happy 5th Birthday The Cake Nest

Posted by Abi on 24-Oct-2014 15:30:00

It doesn't seem that long ago that I was running to the post box with a few slices of cake in my hand, the last five years have flown by. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement, it really does mean a lot to us. I remember the first time I went on Twitter and thought "what's this all about then?" To the good friends I met there, who showed me the way such as @coffeecurls @takepath42 and @colinshelbourn you are fabulous. I think @e_nation #watercoolermoment was the best start any business could have for an introduction to social media.

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Is the cost of your baking being affected by the flutter of a butterfly?

Posted by Abi on 17-Oct-2014 15:26:00
There is a saying that when a butterfly flaps its wings then the disturbance in the atmosphere is felt half a world away. Well there must have been a lot of butterflies in Asia flapping like mad for the last three years to have caused such severe droughts in California over the same period. 

The temperatures in California are always warmer than here in the UK, but this year even northern California and the San Francisco Bay area  has seen amazingly high temperatures of over 30 degrees Centigrade this late in the year in October and that follows a hot dry summer and the dry spring before. So how does that affect the cost of your baking in the UK? Well from the crops we buy from there of course!

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Totally Fudged...!

Posted by Abi on 10-Oct-2014 15:21:00

A Cadbury fudge was my treat once an week from the corner shop (when they still existed) on a Friday walking home from school with my mum and siblings. So when a box from totally fudged was dropped off from our postie on a Friday of all days I was quite excited. 

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Topics: Review

Baker's Blog

Posted by Abi on 03-Oct-2014 15:19:00

Where did September go? I can't believe it's October already, it'll soon be...! However, we know how many of you like to have a go at making your own Christmas fruit cake. So we thought you may like some tips and tricks to help give yours the extra wow factor this year. 

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Salty Dog Crisps Review

Posted by Steve on 19-Sep-2014 15:14:00
I love crisps, to me they are the ultimate snack, whether on the go or sat in front of the TV. So when we got sent a big pack of crisps from our friends at  Salty Dog  my mouth started to water with excitement.
 
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Topics: Review

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