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.



Colours and Textures said...

WOW!! Sounds wonderful. Happy birthday for yesterday. I'm going to click on the link to the tea place now.

kraplap said...

sounds very very good ! and yummy !!

Chameleonite said...

Oooh afternoon tea is my absolute favourite pastime! Sounds like you had a lovely day with lots of gorgeous yummy goodies! :)