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

Baker's Blog - Polenta

Posted by Steve on 12-Sep-2014 12:50:00

Hi I'm Steve and I thought you may be interested in what goes on in our kitchen. Each week we experiment with new flavours and ingredients in our cakes. If you are a member of our Cake Slice Club you may have tried some of the exciting things that we produce.

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Topics: Baker's Blog

#SBS Winner 31/08/2014

Posted by Abi on 05-Sep-2014 14:27:00

So what is #SBS? Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Each week Theo rewards small businesses that tweet him @TheoPaphitis and describe their business in one tweet including the all-important hashtag #SBS. Only tweets made in the time slot between 5.00 PM and 7.30 PM each Sunday count. Each week Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky six who are then re-tweeted on Monday evening at 8pm.

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Topics: awards

Simply Cook Review

Posted by Abi on 29-Aug-2014 14:59:00
We love things that arrive through the postbox and when we heard about  Simply Cook , we were very excited. “Restaurant quality meals in 20 minutes”, that’s a big promise! As a family we love to cook, enjoy new tastes and have a decent store cupboard but that leads to us having similar meals each week. This is where the little pots of spices and sauces contained in each  Simply Cook  kit means you can eat a new exciting dish every time without emptying the supermarket spice shelf or buying something that you will only use once. 
Each box contains 4 meal kits, each with its own recipe card and a nifty tear off strip along the bottom, which acts as your shopping list for the fresh ingredients (handy to fit into your purse or wallet).  Each kit contains 3 little pots, which includes the pastes, spices and stock that allow you to create the tasty dishes. Don’t worry if your a novice cook, the instructions are easy, well laid out and presented in a simple step by step method, none of the big paragraph methods you get in modern recipe books.
Over the past 6 weeks we have enjoyed a huge variety of dishes that have had our tastebuds wanting more. From  Moroccan Spiced Fish with Cassia to  Bibimbap. We’ve loved trying out the new recipes and have cooked dishes that we could only have dreamed of eating in a restaurant. Portion size is well thought out and by adding extra fresh ingredients we’ve made the meals designed for 2 stretch to all four of us with the kids. Most importantly the flavour is stunning, each one has left us saying this one is the best so far. What I like most though is that if it is meant to be spicy, it is. There is no playing down of flavours here. Fancy trying  Simply Cook yourself? Help yourself with 50% off a box Simply by entering “ cakenest" at the checkout. Go on we won’t tell anyone you had any help 
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Topics: Review

Onto New Pastures

Posted by Abi on 22-Aug-2014 14:53:00

It only feels like a moment ago that Ben joined us but now it's time to say goodbye. He's off to university shortly and we wanted to wish him every success in his future. He has been a real cheeky monkey of a character and luckily a jack of all trades.

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Relax tomorrow will happen anyway

Posted by Abi on 15-Aug-2014 00:00:00
In our business like many others we tend to be miles ahead of the actual time when it comes to products. 

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Beanies Coffee

Posted by Abi on 08-Aug-2014 00:00:00


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Topics: Recipes, Review

Cake, what's that?

Posted by Abi on 01-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Ok , so we all know what a cake is these days, even though it comes in all different shapes and sizes but what does cake mean?

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Topics: Nostalgia

Flying the Nest

Posted by Abi on 18-Jul-2014 00:00:00
Its been quite a year for The Cake Nest. Twelve months ago we packed up our mixing bowls and whisks from our kitchen table and moved the Nest to a state of the art commercial kitchen in Furness Vale. Making the move was a huge undertaking, although we were fortunate as Steve used his past Architectural experiences to project manage the transition into the bakery making sure we had the right mix of kitchen, office and storage space to meet our needs.


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