Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Bollocks to Baking: The Cake Nest

This morning, just as I was making a cup of tea, I heard a thud. Presents! That must be presents coming through the letter box! Domestic Sluttery HQ is sometimes lucky enough to get sent very exciting things and today was no exception. I opened my packages (and left the bills on the table), to be greeted with a slice of cake from The Cake Nest.

That's right, a slice of cake.

Just one slice!? What do I want with just one slice of cake. Stick with me. This idea is genius. I share a house, so often cake doesn't last very long. But if you want to send cakes to someone who lives in their own, or with crazy non-cake loving types, they'll get sent a dozen cakes. No one can eat a dozen cakes in two days. Believe me, I have tried. I made myself very sick. That wasn't a good day. Sugar frosting gives you the worst kind of sugar crash.

I got a tasty piece of carrot cake, to have with my tea, and I'm instantly cheery! Yay! That said, I'm not sure creamy frosting is the best option. It's warm outside and most of my frosting is on the paper, making it all a bit difficult to eat. It's not the best carrot cake I've ever eaten (although I'm still eating whilst typing, it's very nice). I'm enjoying it, but I've only got a slice, I want to be utterly wowed.

*Dusts crumbs of keyboard.*

All finished! It fell a bit short for me, which is a shame, because I love the idea so much. The slices cost £2 each, plus £1.72 shipping (and they come very nicely wrapped too). There's a coffee and chocolate option too, so whilst I wasn't a fan of the carrot cake, I reckon the other flavours might impress me more. Chocablog really liked their chocolate cake. The idea is great, perfect for when you need to say a little thank you, rather than something huge. Much better value than sending a dozen cupcakes, I just wish the cake was utterly fantastic. Then I'd order a slice for each week.

6 comments:

  1. I really like this idea! I've ordered a slice to send as a gift (although not carrot cake).

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  2. It's a lovely idea! And I should have mentioned in my review how yummy the frosting actually way. Really tasty. It would be nice to get a brownie in the post too :-)

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  3. HA, after saying you weren't wowed, the brownie you get in the post might not be quite the one you were hoping for.... being an impartial judge does have it's risks.

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  4. Thank you for your honesty! always appreciated! So tell me what you would like to have on your cake. I bake without nuts but maybe this is something I should revisit as I think carrot cake needs it. Sorry to disappoint but it's a new born so still learning what travels well. Just ask if you would like to try something else! Tell me what your favourite cake is and i'll see what i can do!

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  5. Thanks for commenting, Abi! I think the frosting is the main issue, so a big chocolate brownie in the post would work really well. I liked the frosting, so it may just have been personal taste. I think it dried slightly whilst being posted, which is a shame.

    Sorry we didn't write the rave review you were hoping for! Happy to try again once you've tweaked things.

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