Monday, 25 March 2013

The day Meg came

We wanted to write a very quick post about the lovely lady that came and took photos for our website recently, Meg. It really was a delight working with her over the few days that she spent with us. We had a great time chatting about places like New Zealand over a few slices of cake.

If you want to know what we look like baking check out "All in a day's work" on Facebook. We promise we always smile like that as we bake your cakes

We really hope you like what she has done. We think you will agree she is a great photographer. Thank you for helping us show how much our business means to us and our family, this is what it is all for.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Totally Scrumptious Cake Competition

We’ve got two spare tickets for The Cake & Bake show in Manchester and we thought we’d give them away to two of our lovely customers! But then we thought - no, let’s not just give them away, let’s have a competition! Much more fun, and we do enjoy a bit of fun with our cake, here at The Cake Nest.

So here we are -  totally scrumptious Cake Nest competition!

You probably know about our ‘Say it with cake’, where we put fifteen pieces of cake into a box - a box that will fit through your letterbox of course. 

However, each gorgeous handmade piece of cake doesn’t just have character - it can be a character, in the form of a letter, so you can spell out that special message for the one that you love.

We thought it would be fun if you, our customers, thought of a ‘Say it with cake’ message you’d like to send to someone in the news! It might be something funny, or poignant, or heartfelt, or even angry, as long as it is angry in a funny kind of way. It is up to you, the only rule is, your message must be fifteen characters or less. The best one will win the tickets!

And what’s more, we’ll do our best to send the winning entry to the person you intended it for!

Here’s a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing - as if our cakes weren’t enough, tsk tsk:
sorry so sorry” to Nick Clegg.
Congrats on d- “ to Kate
Bitter sweet” to Vicky Pryce (We might have to hide a file in that last one!)

So, that is your mission, should you choose to accept it.  All you need to do is email us with your entry or if you are on twitter, tweet us using #SayItWithCake. We can’t wait to see what you can cook up!

And there’s more - sneak previewComing soon, ‘Say it with cake - And there’s more” where there will be even more characters, so you can send a longer message - and even more pieces of cake, of course. Now that’s what we call ‘win win’.

Winner will be chosen on Sunday 24th March 2013. Good luck!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Learn to Bake

Delia Smith is an amazing woman. I really think that her approach to cooking is fantastic. It's not rocket science, it just needs a little practice. I thoroughly encourage you watch the clip and to have a go. Yes, I realise I bake for a living but what we do is offer a surprise to someone far away that you cannot surprise yourself. Why not surprise Mum this year with a homemade cake on Sunday. It will taste better than anything you can buy from Tesco, why? Simple, because it has that added ingredient, Love. 


Episode 1: Classic Sponge Cake from Delia Online Cookery School on Vimeo.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Give a little bit

Tissues at the ready? Then watch what CCTV can really show. It seems that every day we are shown some other evil in the world. I thought today I would post something that truly reminds me how it's the little things that mean the most. So no cake today but a little bit of love. Thanks to @coffeecurls for sharing this with me. Have a great weekend everyone