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The Team @ 280 Bakes
We are so proud to announce that...
We have baked our 280th cake order!
Since 280 Bakes opened officially in June last year, we have baked and delivered 280 orders (which means many more than 280 cakes when you count events and individual cupcakes) to homes and businesses in the Bristol and Portishead area. Celebrating 280 orders may seem odd, but not when you have a name of 280 Bakes!
To mark this 'once in a business lifetime' occasion, the team has had a lot of fun this week.
We were tasked to bake one of the digits of '280!' for a grand photo of cake - see above. Baker Emma was unfortunately unable to join us for our *glam* photo shoot (thanks to Central Library for hosting!), but Destiny, Debbie and I met to show off our individual cakes. And my, were they individual!
I went with a favourite of vegan apple cake (gluten free, with my new salted caramel topping) for the number '2' we needed, Emma baked the number '8' in Madeira sponge with our logo on top, Destiny's '0' was a vanilla sponge colour splash of flowers and butterflies, and Debbie iced her way to a delicious '!' shaped apricot jam sponge. Thanks for being so game, #Team280!
Definitely an excuse for a team photo (minus Emma, sad face).
Big thanks goes to Claire Ayres who placed the 280th order - a Cookie Monster birthday cake for her husband. Enjoy the wine, Claire, on us!
We'd like to say a HUGE thanks to ALL our customers over the last nine months, who have helped us get to the auspicious number of 280 orders so quickly. Without you, our business wouldn't exist!
Well done team, and thanks for your hard work and enthusiasm! You rock!
500 orders would probably be the next significant milestone... Any guesses to when that might happen?! Leave us a comment below, and order a cake to help us get on the way!
Owner, 280 Bakes
It seems a lot longer ago to our Louise than just three weeks that she was sunning herself in Mexico.... Sunbathing, eating local seafood, swimming... she even found time to send us some cakey holiday snaps!
Take a look at what Mexican cakes typically look like - which do you fancy?
They all look delicious - we'll have to do a 'work trip' to Mexico sometime to taste for ourselves!!!
Hi all - Louise here, owner of 280 Bakes. This morning I baked something new here at 280 Towers: Coconut Haystacks. They might be my new favourite quick bites! The recipe is below - why not try them yourself? They're especially good if you're on a gluten-free diet. Quick, easy and no flour!
A friend of mine gave me some of her home-baked coconut haystacks last week and I asked her to scribble the recipe down for me. Marilyn's haystacks were chocolate dipped, but mine looked pretty good without the choc, so I left them 'au naturel'. Delicious!
Here's the recipe - thanks Marilyn!
This recipe made more like 14-15 haystacks. Send us photos if you have a stab at making these!
Welcome to the 280 Bakes blog! Most posts are by myself, Louise, but if you fancy guest blogging, give me a shout!