Bake on

The legendary cake Heron’s Nest made for Aggers

Good luck to Heron’s Nest Cakes, a local gem, whose fantastical creations regularly grace the Wanstead Local Makers’ Markets. Business is booming and they have this week transformed from home business to having their own high street baking premises. Living the baking dream!

Star baker Mehvish writes:

When I started out, I was buying flour and sugar in 1kg bags from my local Co-op on Wanstead High Street. 4½ years on, I’m buying 25kg sacks from a wholesaler. Can’t thank my cake obsessives out there enough, I would not be opening this pop-up but for you all!

Their new shop is in the Galleria arcade which is next to M&S Food on George Lane and will definitely be worth a visit when one is passing.

We still affectionately remember hearing the BBC’s Jonathan Agnew nearly being brought to tears when Heron’s Nest delivered a specially made Manuka honey cake to the Test Match Special commentary box (Aggers was an advocate of the health benefits of the honey). 

You can see more of their creations on Instagram.