Saturday, 27 June 2009
I've been meaning to check out Love Bakery for months but everything has conspired to keep me away from it but today we finally made it to the Kings Road to get some lovely cupcakes from them!
The shop is very cute with lots of lovely flavours to choose from and a couple of daily specials. We got a chocolate with chocolate frosting, a chocolate with cream cheese frosting (both for Manny), and a vanilla and a rose for me! The people working there were really nice and asked what decorations you wanted on your cake and the girl serving us agreed with me that it's all part of the fun of a cupcake to get to choose the decorations. As you can see I plumped for the butterfly covered in glitter - the girliest one they had there.
To the cakes...WOW! The base was soft and very fresh on both my cakes, and Manny's. The frosting was divine and melt in the mouth. Definitely straight into the top five for the Love Bakery!
Friday, 26 June 2009
Not sure about the knife imagery in advertising - I like to think she's using to cut a cupcake in half!
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Thanks to Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World for the pics - you can check out their old bloghere
Friday, 19 June 2009
Yesterday we made it to the Covent Garden food market, mainly to get our hands on the Crumbs and Doilies flavour of the month - earl grey.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Thursday, 11 June 2009
This weeks Look Magazine has an article about people who have turned their hobby into their living and includes Shikhita Singh who gave up her job in fund management to set up Fair Cake, recent winners of Londonist's cupcake throwdown.
The article also includes a few tips for anyone hoping to "get paid to make cake" including details of course run by Cakes 4 Fun on "starting your own cake business from home" which I may look into. I have been thinking for a while of trying to supplement my income with cupcakes but I'm not sure if there is any room in the market for another cupcake'r.
Shikhita is definitely proof that people can make a living doing something they love!
Monday, 8 June 2009
I've been holding out on buying a recipe journal till I found a cupcake one and this weekend my local Tesco's did me proud with this cute little pink journal for a bargain price of £3.75!
Macaroon is a cafe run by acclaimed chef Alison Seagrave, formerly of Harvey Nichols.
If ever I find myself in Bamford, Lancashire I shall definately be popping in to try a cupcake, or two..and perhaps a macaroon :) You can read all about Alison and the cafe, here.
Address: 569 Bury Road, Bamford, Lancashire, OL11 4DQ
Wonder if the recipe will be in their soon to be published cookbook?
Thursday, 4 June 2009
One of my fave ever cupcakerys, Cupcake in Berlin posted this fab picture of their Kiss cupcakes on their Myspace and I just had to share!
I cannot wait to go back to Berlin in November!
Thanks to Cupcake for the pic
Thanks to C&D for the pics.
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
You can read about when we tried Fair Cake's cupcakes (on snow day) here