Friday, 18 June 2010

let me eat cupcake

part of the pleasure and privilege of having a place down in London is that i get to walk out my front door onto a swanky high-street filled with deli's, cafes and posh little patisseries... usually filled to the brim with those dreadful 'yummy mummy's' we all love to hate... but it gives me the excuse to indulge in a cupcake or two when I can't be bothered to bake myself...

... and it is an indulgence.  This beauty cost me £3.25.. yes, you read correctly... but boy was it worth every penny... it was a berry cupcake, with a cream cheese and mixed berry icing.  The body of the cupcake itself had more in common with a muffin than a sponge fairy cake with its chewy nuggets of berries but the icing was a joy to eat.  It was purchased, by way of a re-mortgage, from Gail's Artisan Bakery on Salusbury Road in Queens Park, who are doing a roaring trade in fine breads, cakes and the like...  i don't go in very often but when I do I tend to spend a good 15 minutes eyeing up the offerings, taking my time to make that one important purchase... I mean I could easily buy one of everything but the guilt and the subsequent weight gain / money loss ratio usually stops me...

... such worries over a little taste of perfection!



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