Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Cake in the Post

We do love seeing hearing the response we get from you guys. Thank you for all the lovely feedback we receive but I think you will agree this is a going the extra mile! If you think you would like to share your experience with us too then you maybe interested in our competition.

See this video at http://youtu.be/VyNHANACd-8

With Christmas fast approaching we thought that you may like to get something back for all your generosity. Sound intriguing? All you have to do is record or photograph someone opening a gift from us and email it in to us. The best image we get will win our Cake Slice Club for themselves for a whole year!

Share the competition through twitter or Facebook to be in with a chance of winning a single slice of our cake, there are 3 to be won and all for a click!

To give you plenty of time to do this the competition will close on 15th January 2013 and the winner will be announced on 17th. Please make sure that your recording is suitable for all ;) and please give us permission to use it in the future.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Fruit Cake!

Who are you calling a fruit cake? It's our cake slice of the week! Fruit generously soaked in brandy and added to this rich sponge cake topped with white icing. Only a month to go until Christmas and we thought it was time to get into the Christmas spirit, so add "surprise me" to your Christmas Card and we will send out a slice of this scrumptious cake. Perfect if Dad is the only one who likes it in your house, post a slice just for him!

You can also order our fruit cup cake too if you are looking for a Christmas present for Gran. Christmas might only be one day but we can help you spread the joy for much longer!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Polocini's Cycle Coffee Shop

"A cyclists' cafe is more than just a coffee shop, it's a workshop and a riders' hub – and a shared love of cake." - Matt Seaton

How do you combine cake, coffee and cycling? By opening a coffee shop of course.

Our friends Al and Clare have just done that, bringing together the three C's (cake, coffee and cycling) in the fantastic Polocini coffee shop in Romiley, Cheshire. 

Here you can rack you bike safely, enjoy a freshly ground coffee with a slice or two of homemade cake, catch up with fellow cyclists or maybe watch some cycling action on the screen.

On the wall there is a great display of cycling memorabilia that Al has collected from various races from all over Europe, from vintage cycling jerseys to the deviation arrows that the professional rides follow on race day.

As well as opening the coffee shop, Al successfully runs Polocini which encompasses cycling tours, cyclo-sportives and events which cater for all riders of all abilities. They have built up a reputation for providing the best food at their events, now they can boast at having the best coffee! Follow them on twitter too for all the latest news.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Cherry Cake

We thought this week we would go for something a little more traditional with our Cherry Cake. Our Cake Clubs will be receiving a slice of scrumptious vanilla cake with whole cherries inside. A really step back to childhood. Why not join our club yourself now and see what fabulous delights come from our kitchen each week. Or treat someone to our Cake Slice Club for Christmas and select "surprise me" for something new each week.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Derbyshire Life

I just wanted to say thank you to Andrew Griffiths for writing such a lovely article on us in The Derbyshire Life Magazine. I thought I would take this opportunity to share it with you all, we hope you enjoy it too and that it give you a slice of what we do here.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Cake Slice Club

With Christmas fast approaching we thought that we had best tell you more about our Cake Slice Club. This is our gift that keeps on giving. Why should Christmas last for just one day when you can make it last for much longer! The mad build up to the day, then we overeat and crash on the day. Spread it out, send Mum her favourite slice that she doesn't have to share with Dad and reminds her that she is loved all year round. A slice of cake dropped through the letterbox for when you have all gone home and the house is quiet again shows she is always in your thoughts.

The best part is that if you select "surprise me" then your recipient will automatically receive our member's only club slice that week. So will be delighted by something totally different like Beetroot and Chocolate or Thor cake. We try to keep it seasonal and offer as much variation as possible, you can always find out what is in store by keeping an eye on our blog. On our birthday we sent boxes of Chocolate Dipped Cake Balls to all our surprises for that week! 

Maybe you like the idea of this for yourself? You could join our club and add a little surprise for yourself at the same time ;) We were shortlised for NotOnTheHighStreet.com's prestigious Innovation Award at their 2012 Make Awards, making this a truly unique and delicious present enjoyed by all!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


It is with a brimming sense of pride that I show you our new boxes for our Cake Slice Club. We have worked closely with Colin Shelbourn who designed this for us. We wanted to perk our boxes up a little and make them even more exciting to receive. Our Cake Slice Club is great for Christmas, especially if you aren't going to get to see someone. We can send you a gift certificate to include in your Christmas card and then start sending the slices in January. Let's beat those winter blues together. 

We hope that you love it as much as us!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Chocolate and Beetroot Cake

You know how we like to seasonal at The Cake Nest and help you with your five a day ;) so this weeks surprise cake is Chocolate and Beetroot cake. Did you know that beetroot is amazingly good for you too. It appears to have so many health benefits we really should be throwing it into everything! So we created a lovely moist cake topped with white and milk chocolate. We thought it deserved to be wheat free too - well it's only fair we spread the love! So grab yourself a slice today or join up to our club to get your surprise each week.