First off, well done Patrick! Fine marathon running young man!
Now that we’ve acknowledged the real reason for our trip to London April 18-23, 2013, let’s talk about how London is paying homage to its cupcake treats. (Sorry for neglecting my blog duties. I’ve been highlighting trips elsewhere and otherwise inconsistent. I need to consolidate.)
I had not a single food requirement of London. I was there for Pat’s marathon. I was there to see London at a temperature above freezing. Food not so much. London didn’t need to offer succulent any things. I was going to be satisfied. Oh so actually I’m lying – I did want Indian food. I definitely emphasized my need to eat Indian, and we found a pretty decent place off of the Docklands Light Railway in the Docks area. Pat gushed over his meal. I was decently pleased but not gushing over my meal. In either case, good desserts were welcomed.
First Pat surprised me by steering me into a Buttercup Bake Shop kiosk at the neighborhood Westfield mall at Shepherd’s Bush. I had a toffee cupcake that was sweet crack cocaine. The people who worked the kiosk knew nothing about the cupcake. They were just working a minimum wage job. So sad. I stopped asking questions and just took off with my cupcake. The pictures below are from our second visit. Clearly uneducated staff do not keep me away.
The real surprise was Hummingbird Bakery close to Piccadilly Circus. Cute boxes. Not too sweet cupcakes. The one pictured below is a key lime pie cake complete with lime custard and crumbly crust below the cake. It was quite delish, delicate. The crust was a little too delicate if you ask me dusting all over the place, but taken together the whole thing was a tasty bite.
We also ate mini cupcakes from cupcakes by Melissa – I think. They were unmemorable. That’s it.