Can cakes change the world? We believe it can!
I've had a challenging day, so I am determined to end the day on a positive, right here! Making the world a better place is a challenge for us all, from global leaders to making-small-changers. Cake is fab, we all know that, but bear with me while I tell you why our cakes are making the world just that little bit better.
60% of our cakes are vegan
Vegan diets are not everyone's cup of (non dairy milk) tea. Sure, animal rights may not be everyone's priority, but a plant-based diet has deeper implications than that: There's the wider environmental issues like soil erosion, climate change, and deforestation that a heavily meat based diet can exacerbate. Having a healthy planet should be top of our lists. We, and our grandchildren, will have no other home!
Enjoying a more plant-based diet can have a significant impact on our footprint on the planet, from creating less greenhouse gases, to the amount of pressure we're putting on our natural water resources. Vegan cakes can help here, as, among other animal product ingredients, they don't contain dairy milk or butter. Intensive dairy production is known to be environmentally detrimental, so the more vegetable based alternatives we can find here, the better.
Have you tried our vegan carrot cake? Our plant powered Victoria Sponge? Find out more here about our popular vegan cakes.
With hundreds of recipes, you'd be in safe hands if you order a vegan cake, like 60% of our customers do.
Our banana cakes are Fairtrade
The Fairtrade movement ensures a fair price is paid to farmers in developing countries. From coffee to chocolate, cotton to tea, so many Fairtrade products are out there... Including our very own award winning banana cake!
Right now, you can get 15% off banana cakes for Fairtrade Fortnight, so drop us a line quoting FAIR18 and we'll deliver right to your door.
Cake brings happiness
There's no denying, a good cake shared with a friend can make your day. We have hundreds of recipes, all wanting to be tasted by you, so why not share a smile with someone today, over a piece of home baked cake?
After all, changing the world needn't be only about the big campaigns and movements. Bringing some happiness to someone's day is all part of being human and making the world a better place.
Have you tried our Sweet Temptation range yet, inspired by your favourite sweets?
How about our low fat / low sugar '280 Skinny' range? You know, we even run a 'guilt free' baking workshop showing you how to make some of these 'healthier' cakes!
Have I missed anything? Are there other ways that cake makes the world a better place? Let me know in the comments below!
Christmas has begun here at 280 Bakes: Halloween is over, the clocks have gone back, and it's November! Let's see what's in store this season at your local home bakery...
As usual, Christmas cake will be available to order. Vegan and gluten free varieties are available, and our Early Bird Discount runs throughout November. Save by being organised, that's what we say! We'll deliver any date up until 23rd December - our bakers have Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day off - so let us take the strain off you preparing your family do.
Some folks prefer their Christmas bakes with no fondant, a smaller bite - our Christmas cupcakes are perfect for this ask! Ideal for Christmas office parties, a gift for your host, or for the kids' lunchboxes on the last day of term... Order now to get in on the Early Bird Discount!
Yule log is also available, and mince pies will be at all our Christmas events.
Later this month we'll be announcing our Christmas market schedule - stay tuned!
The Team @ 280 Bakes
Same day delivery applies on request (CakeOD) including the Cherry Cake, a special addition for today's offer. Feel free to order for a date in the future though - you can still cash in on our offer! Vegan and gluten free options are available. Promotion closes 7pm tonight, 23rd August 2017.
Call 07835 882817, email email@example.com or simple use our 'contact' page!
The Team @ 280 Bakes
We're big fans of Game of Thrones here at 280 Bakes, so to celebrate the start of season seven today, we're offering a huge 50% off our tasty muffins. Cakes are available for gluten free diets and vegans - just ask.
Call 07835 882817 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order - cakes often available at short notice, so why not give us a try? We deliver all over Bristol and Portishead.
Six delicious home baked muffins for £1 each, including delivery. Don't wait for 'winter to come' - this offer won't last long!
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The Team @ 280 Bakes
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It may be July, with no Bank Holidays and the days are getting (minutely) shorter, but there's reason to kick back and relax, enjoying the taste of our Moor Beer Company cake launch!
We've teamed up with the brewers at Moor Beer Company and have created a delicious chocolate ale cake with their stout. We all love a boozy bake, and especially one as moist as this! The stout has berry and coffee scents, and tastes a little chocolate, which, coupled with our rich cocoa recipe, makes for a perfect chocolate cake.
Our gluten free and vegan customers won't miss out, either. Moor's stout is 100% animal product free, and our team have never been baking better gluten free cakes than we are right now.
Order a Moor Beer cake before Saturday 15th July
and receive 10% off!!!
The Moor Brewery was established in 1996 and they're now regarded as leaders in natural beer making. The brewery in Bristol is a short walk from Bristol Temple Meads, and it's well worth taking one of their factory tours. There's more than just stout to this company!
We're looking forward to bringing some chocolatey smiles to Bristol and Portishead - just drop us an email at email@example.com or send us a message via our contact page and we'll deliver!
The Team @ 280 Bakes and Moor Beer Company
We've just had our first birthday here at 280 Bakes, and we want to celebrate with you!
Until 7th June, all our cupcakes are 50% off: buy 12 cupcakes for just £12 delivered. Vegan and gluten free cupcakes available. Limited time offer, maximum 10 customers so get in quick! Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
The Team @ 280 Bakes
We have a very special offer on this month - hope you've seen it? We're giving every customer who orders a cake from us during May a £10 voucher towards a food tour with the Bristol Food Tour. Our hometown of Bristol is becoming oh-so-foodie, and we're celebrating that with these great business partners of ours. How awesome is that?!
Let's find out more about this local company, and the tours they run...
Hi Alice, great to have you on our blog!
Tell us, how did your team get together, and come up with the idea for tBFT?
We met through our boyfriends a few years ago and both clearly shared a love for great food! We had independently done food tours in India and New York which we really enjoyed and came home to Bristol wondering why such a foodie and walkable city didn't have a food tour. We didn't realise that we had both thought about the possibility of setting up a walking food tour until I announced I wanted to seriously consider it, and Jo said she would be excited to collaborate on such a unique-to-Bristol idea! We both bring different strengths to the business, plus our passion for this city, it's food culture and food generally!
What is your favourite kind of food?
Jo's favourite food changes all the time, but after returning from a three week holiday in Mexico, at the moment it's definitely freshly made soft veggie tacos, preferably with a fruity spicy salsa and a cold beer.
My favourite food is definitely peanut butter or cheese but I also absolutely love Italian and Korean food too. I'm off to Berlin next week so I'm excited to find out what delicious food is on offer there too!
How have you found Bristol for a small, new business?
We have found it absolutely amazing! There is such a huge network of independents, and everyone is so supportive of each other. Starting the venture was definitely daunting but we couldn't have asked for a better city to do it in. We want to celebrate the amazing independent food offering in Bristol and it's been such a privilege to do so, plus people like to support us too because we are a small local business too so it's worked really well.
Tell us about something new at tBFT?
We have just launched the Great Bristol Food Tour, a collaboration with Cycle The City. The idea is that it will be a city wide food tour... by bike! We'll be telling the customers information about the local area, the stories behind the businesses we visit, plus, of course, there will be lots of delicious food to sample along the way. The addition of cycling means that tour goers will definitely be hungry! Tickets cost £40 which includes bike hire and all of the food. We're hoping to run these tours once a month and places can be booked through the Cycle The City website.
Why do you think Bristol is a good location for your business?
There is so many options of places to visit for incredible food, and each area of the city is so different. The amount of independent restaurants, cafes, markets, food trucks and pop-ups far outshines the offer of chains in terms of both of quality and price. It makes us really proud of the city that we live in, and being able to share our favourite foodie hotspots with tour goers is a dream come true!
How did you find out about 280 Bakes?
When we were planning our first vegan food tour we were let down last minute on the promise of a cake for our tour goers to nibble along their walk. A friend suggested we called on 280 Bakes to save the day and you most definitely did. Your Chocolate Peanut Butter cake has been a firm favourite on our vegan tours ever since!
What's the future for tBFT?
We're hoping to expand across the whole of Bristol and be running tours right throughout the city. We'd also like to be running more bespoke, private and corporate tours during the week, and continue to work on exciting collaborations and events with other independent businesses. We're so passionate about food that we'd love to organise more foodie events which are different from our tours so watch this space! All of our current and upcoming tours and projects can be found on our website.
Thanks Alice, so great to hear more about your business. Here's to a busy touring and 'caking' summer!
The Team @ 280 Bakes
Our customers are all about good food (and quite rightly so!). With this in mind, we've paired up with the Bristol Food Tour (tBFT) this month to give our customers free vouchers to put towards an amazing foodie city walking tour with tBFT.
How do I get hold of a Bristol Food Tour voucher?
Simply order a cake from us during May, and we'll drop round a voucher for you when we deliver your cake. Vouchers are limited to one per order. Tours must be booked for dates between May and the end of August. Please contact the Bristol Food Tour for any specific queries or bookings. Bespoke tours for birthdays or team 'away days' can be arranged.
Tell me more about tBFT...
The ladies who set up the Bristol Food Tour company in 2016 were inspired by foreign city food tours in India and the USA. They caught the bug, and have made a successful business from the idea right here in Bristol. The unique tours the team currently offer are vegan ones, the original Stokes Croft tour, Southville area, and 'South of the River' tours, with more themes to come later this year. The tours include stories about the local area and Bristol's history, an introduction to the city's independent food scene and - most importantly - sampling some of the finest food & drink the city has to offer. Hen Dos have proven a popular customer base, and you definitely get value for money, with around 10 eating establishments sampled over each tour
Some recent reviews...
Tegan: Such a fun family day out, Jo was a fantastic tour guide, and even though I have lived in Bristol for about 6 years now, there were plenty of places I had never even thought to go to! The value for money is superb- endless treats.. Couldn't believe how much we squeezed into 3 hours!
Jenni: Can't recommend it enough and I think it would be a perfect idea for a team trip or to kick off a hen weekend!
Anthony: Whether you're staying in Bristol for any length of time or you're a local, if you like your food then this is a must to do activity!
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