So FINALLY the day came...time to collect my egg-box of gorgeous Easter treats from Crumbs and Doilies at Partridges Market! It was a v.cold and v.damp day and I was worried the market might've been called off due to the weather, but thankfully when we got there I spotted the pink (Ken?) gorilla and my worries swept away. I was totaly happy when I spotted the fabulous chocolate full size cupcakes they still had left...with DUCKS! (I had been worried we were too late for any of their big cakes!). So being greedy for cupcakes we bought a couple of big chocolate cupcakes (Manny chose an egg one with sprinkles rather than a duck one...odd boy!) and picked up our little box of mini-delights and toddled off to Hummingbird in Portobello Road for a coffee and ..more cupcakes. However when we eventually got there it was so busy we couldn't get in the door and had to settle for cupcakeless coffees elsewhere....till we got home and stuffed ourselves with our Crumbs and Doilies goodies....and they WERE good!
This was my first ever chocolate cupcake (I'm a vanilla girl!!!) and it was totally scrummy...I think I've been converted! The frosting was lovely and so was the batter base! God now I like even more flavours I'm never going to be thin!!
When I opened my little egg-box I was delighted to see the little chick one and also the lilac bunny sprinkles...TOTALLY adorable! The little cupcakes were every bit as yummy as I expected them to be (and more so!!) and all in all I was rather happy with my lovely gift from Manny! They were much better than some boring chocolate egg...even better than my usual favourite, the Lindt Bunny (even if I was offered the 1kg version)!!!
As their Easter box said "everyone hearts cupcakes" and I certainly heart Crumbs and Doilies!