Sunday, 30 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Friday, 28 March 2008
Monday, 24 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
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!
Saturday, 22 March 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Ok if you're a boy and you get all squeamish at the mention of periods, look away NOW as we're about to go all girlie on you...
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Tuesday, 18 March 2008
Manny has promised to buy me something from this collection if we make it back to NY this year, which I was already working but now this is just more of an incentive!
A BIG "thank you" to all things cupcake for pointing this out and making me wuhu out loud :)
Friday, 14 March 2008
Thursday, 13 March 2008
My lovely friend Kellie sent me this pic at work today of a red velvet cupcake she bought in a newly opened bakery named Sweet Tooth in her hometown of Boston, MA. She met the owner and bought this HUGE cupcake in my honour - she's so sweet! Bet the cupcake was sweet too, it looks absolutely stunning! I absolutely adore the decoration and the huge amount of frosting on there was making me drool at my desk! I seriously need to get back to the States - the land of the cupcake :)
The bakery looks fab - I love the sound of the "make a wish" cupcake - would it be wrong to wish for "more cupcakes"? Manny would probably drool over the chocolate truffle cupcake - sounds rather scrummy doesn't it!
Thanks Kellie - you rock :)