Forest led 3-0 at the break and dominated for long spells, but Charlotte Montgomery, who produced a superb individual display, netted a consolation for our ladies.
The visitors, who have won the County Cup for the last eight consecutive seasons, began brightly and could have taken the lead on 11 minutes.
McLoughlin played an inviting pass through to Hughes, who fired horribly wide in a one-on-one with Stagettes keeper Emma Horsnall.
On 24 minutes, Forest went ahead on 24 minutes when McLoughlin hit a low drive through a crowded area, which was out of Horsnall’s reach.
Forest almost doubled their advantage in their next attack, with Horsnall forced to parry a spectacular 30-yard volley by Meade.
However, the visitors made it 2-0 from the subsequent corner as Hughes’ corner, was inadvertently knocked home by a Stagettes player.
On 33 minutes, Montgomery fired onto the roof of the net as The Stagettes enjoyed a rare foray into their counterparts half.
But more misery followed for our ladies, as the visitors established a commanding 3-0 advantage, due to another unfortunate own goal.
Montgomery thought she had reduced arrears just after the re-start, when she flicked home a left-wing cross, but the striker was flagged offside.
McLoughlin made it 4-0 to Forest with a low right-footed finish on the hour mark, but Montgomery eventually netted a deserved goal for The Stagettes.
The 23-year-old showed a superb first touch to advance away from her marker, having latched onto a long ball forward, before she nonchalantly slotted home.
However, as angry looking clouds began to linger in the skies above One Call Stadium, Forest finished the match in truly storming fashion.
Allan converted following Meade’s ball through the six-yard box, before Smith made it 6-1, when she capitalised on a defensive mistake.
The visitors weren’t finished there and McKechnie added a seventh goal, with a sweetly struck right-foot drive on 77 minutes.
Bell then struck twice in the space of just four minutes in the closing exchanges, to earn the visitors an impressive 9-1 victory.