Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Review - The Cake Nest

The Cake Nest
Mother bought me a 3 month membership to the cake club for my birthday in April and I thought it was a great idea and a novel idea for a gift.

Their website can be found here.

You can select which flavour you get for each month or just have a surprise.
Mother chose chocolate for my first one and then surprise for month 2 and 3.
I got Gingerbread for the 2nd and Coffee for the 3rd.

The cake comes in a little cardboard box through the post. It is wrapped in paper and plastic and is a good size.

I'm really struggling to rave about this product because it was simply mediocre.
The cakes were tasty enough but I wasn't blown away.
They weren't too dry which was good but I think for the money (£20 for a 3 month subscription) it wasn't good enough.

I like the idea, a slice of cake through the post once a month. I'm so busy I forget about it and then when I go and fetch the post in and there's a little brown box... boom! Cake day!

When the last one came, I unwrapped it and it was supposedly a coffee cake. It had a sort of very thin layer of chocolate or something on the top (which got stuck to the packaging) and the sponge underneath. I think the coffee flavour was probably in the chocolatey layer but I'm not 100% sure. The sponge was yellow - not what I would think a coffee cake should be!
It was ok though and I sat in the sun with a cuppa and my kindle to munch it.

Cake and a proper cup of builders tea

The gingerbread one I got for month 2 was nice and moist. Probably the best of the 3.

It's a good idea if you're really stuck for inspiration but it's a bit pricey for what you get.
Definitely just average.


  1. Hmmm a bit disappointing - anyone who promises cake through the post better be able to get it right. It's one of those things I'd pay a fortune for as a gift for someone (*ahem* me) if you could guarantee the quality! Nice mug though.
    M x Life Outside London

  2. That's a shame! I really like the idea though :) Perhaps it's quite hard to keep cakes fresh in the post? I second the love for the mug :) it's lovely x

  3. I know! If it was good, I'd have signed up again - who doesn't love the idea of cake in the post?
    My mug came from the Actual Platform 9 3/4 (shop) at King's Cross Station!

  4. You are able to select the delivery date so they probably bake batches up specially so they are as fresh as poss. But yeah, can't be easy in the post especially when wrapped in paper, plastic then a box!
    I do love my mug. Might get another one when I go up again! x