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!


  1. £3.25! What?! Each?!!!!

    We thought £3.00 for a whole cake was asking a bit much at the Village Fete cake stall 8-O


  2. We would call that cupcake "excellent soakage" round here!!!!

    Not cheap - but it will make you appreciate your own creations all the more!

    Perhaps you will be able to recreate it for 21st August - you'll have the prize in the bag!

  3. 'excellent soakage'- brilliant!!

    If it tasted good, and you only buy it now and then, then it was worth it...but I bet yours would be nicer, right?

  4. problem is that I think it may be too unconventional a cupcake for our local village show... but thanks for the vote of confidence!

  5. What a scrumptious looking cupcake, so beautiful! I am so jealous of you though, how I wish I lived in London!!!!

  6. London isn't all it's cracked up to be... believe me... if I didn't have to earn money to live I would never go there but rather stay in the Lincolnshire Wolds where I can make (or try) my own cupcakes!

  7. It sure looks like a wonderful treat.if you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!


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