Environmental Responsibility

At the Exploding Bakery, we're commited to making good cakes from the core. Sourcing our ingredients directly and always working towards having a positive impact on the environment.

We are members of 1% for the Planet. A global movement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions, through an annual donation of 1% of their turnover. Through them, we have partnered with One Tree Planted, who plant trees all over the world. This means that every bite of an Exploding Bakery cake contributes directly to planting a tree.

Read on for more thrilling information about environmental packaging commitments.

Saplings ready to be planted.
Saplings ready to be planted.
Inner packaging

Inner packaging


We have put together some leaflets to help you get the most out of your cakes and brownies. These are all 100% recyclable. Why print these? Often our cakes and brownies are sent as gifts and the recipient has no prior knowledge of or products. We hate waste and these leaflets help people get the very best out of their brownies. The ink used to print with is vegan and fully biodegradable.

Cake box

Your cake comes in a pretty cool box. This box is made from 100% cardboard and fully recyclable.

Waxed cake paper

This wax cake paper has an important job as it helps your brownie or cake arrive in the very best condition. Due to this paper being waxed unfortunately it is not recyclable at this moment in time. That said we are working hard to find alternatives that will protect your brownie just as well and still be recyclable.


We use a little sticker to keep the waxed cake paper nicely wrapped around your cake. This sticker is printed with vegan ink that is biodegradable. The sticker itself is also recyclable.

Cake tray

Your cake will arrive in a paper tray. We recommend carefully pulling each corner of this try apart to make it easier to cut and serve your cake. This tray is recyclable, however we recommend washing it first before passing it onto your local recycling authority.

Outer packaging

Outer packaging

Courier Box

Your cake will arrive in a rather jazzy outer protective box. This box is made from cardboard and 100% recyclable. This box has been designed to protect your cake on its speedy journey to you. By protecting your cake this box means that we can reduce any unnecessary transit emissions.


We use a small amount of tape on the courier box to make sure all your goodies inside don’t fall out. This tape is made from 100% recycled plastic. It is also free from PVC and solvents. This tape is currently not recyclable so we make sure to only use what is necessary.

Packing Chips

Sometimes there might be some space in your box that needs filling to keep your order safe. To do this we use foam packing chips. These chips are made from 100% biodegrade starch and are compostable.

Other Products

Other Products


We have teamed up with Round Hill to give you some awesome coffee to pair with some banging brownie. This great tasting coffee comes in bags that are widely recyclable. Put your used coffee bag with your other plastic recycling. More great news, these bags are made using carbon neutral production.


Canton Tea put a lot of time to source some of the best tasting and ethical teas from around the world. They have also put as much work into making sure their packaging meets the same high standards as the products that go in it. The foil lined bags that your tea comes in is recyclable. However this is not universal so please check with your local recycling authority.