The original recipe comes from a notebook kept by the Morton family who ran a bakery in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, between 1890 and 1912.

Wasp nest cakes

14 July, 2006

The name is fantastic, but the original recipe is rather vague about the method and shape of these buns. It comes from Cakes and Confectionery à la Mode by Mrs Harriet De Salis, 1889.

Warburtons has achieved national distribution for the first time in its 130-year history.

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