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Helping the environment

Our business is passionate about the environment! We have taken steps to reduce our energy consumption, lowering our carbon emissions for our loved local community. As a business we have invested in LED lights to help us produce the detailed work that our customers expect replacing the old lights which used much more power and gave less light in Cookie HQ. This will make a huge difference to the environment and this is just the start of our sustainable journey. We have also invested in other ways of helping the environment including cleaning and plastic waste and we will be writing about that in more details soon. To help us invest in these energy saving measures we had support from Smart Energy...

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2020 is coming to an end - What a Year!

What a year!  2020 has seen a massive change in family life, the High Street, businesses and the way we generally do things.  As someone with a small business I could not have planned for a pandemic. All businesses have a kind of plan. A plan that might be money related. A plan that might be events related or a plan that’s family orientated but no one had a plan with COVID-19 in mind. At the start of the year I had a lot of corporate orders in my diary, weddings and other celebrations where my cookies would stand out as delicious but with a purpose.  And on the 23rd of March the country entered lockdown number one. This was a...

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Jack of All Trades Master of None!

Blog - Jack of All Trades Master of None When I first set up a business I decided that I would do all things cakes and bakes. I even chose my first business name for that purpose. Holmestead Cakes and Bakes was born in October 2016 when I left my job as Operations Manager at Grimsby Citizens Advice. The name encompassed everything that I thought I might do at some point in my new chosen career. My background has always been office-based but my passion has always been cooking, baking and cake decorating; something I probably got from my Nanna who was a great cook and worked for some major companies in Derby where I was born such as Rolls...

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Oooooh Baby Baby!

Have you wondered why so many babies are born on 26th September? We look at celebration babies and lockdown babies and special cookie treats for new parents and grandparents

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