Saturday, 6 March 2010
Yesterday was my birthday and true to myself I celebrated it with yummy food, including lots of cakey goodness.
We had a wander around Spitalfields market, lunch at Leon (a slightly healthy option to prepare us for later on), snooping in pretty shops and then a gorgeous afternoon tea at the much raved about Bea's of Bloomsbury.
Our tea was presented on a gorgeous little bunny cake stand - two little cupcakes, mini valhrona brownies, blondies, mini meringues and two massive scones. And jam, clotted cream and proper tea in a pot. Yum!
The cafe is very small and booked up even for a weekday, I'm glad we booked, the front counter is laid out with lots of gorgeous treats - cupcakes, meringues, cakes, tarts, marshmallows and cookies. The service left a little to be desired but they made up for it with the food.
I would recommend you to go!
We also stopped by Montezuma's chocolate shop (for chili chocolate truffles, lavender cream chocolates and coconut milk choc!) and Laduree (for macarons) - definitely a sugary kind of day.
To inspire me for the future I received the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, lots of cupcakes and other sweet treats! I also got this beautiful cushion from Inkling Prints - the printing is gorgeous.