Let them eat cake

18th June 2013

It is alleged that when the French peasants at the time of the revolution demanded bread, Marie Antoinette, the wife of the King of France, said, ‘let them eat cake.’ I understand this not to be an overly accurate translation – she actually suggested that they be given brioche, the rich, sweet, enriched bread that certainly enhances my holidays in France.


Having a cake with a cup of tea or coffee is a great thing to do. There’s something very comforting about cake and a hot drink. It’s one of life’s little pleasures. As you probably know, we make all our own cakes and tray bakes. We love making them and you seem to enjoy eating them. However, we are always looking to improve and to try new The other week Angela and I spent two days in London. We went to the London Coffee Festival then went off to explore a selection of bakeries, coffee houses and cafes. I think we packed about 12 places in over the two days. All of the ones we selected had a great reputation and we weren’t disappointed. If you’re in London, check out the Hummingbird Bakery. We went to the one near Spitalfields Market and it was unbelievable. They produce American style cakes including their famous red velvet cupcakes. We tried their carrot cake which was packaged beautifully and tasted wonderful. The top award, however, went to L’Eto Caffe in Soho for their honey cake. Wow. The best cake I have ever had in my life. The cinnamon rolls at the Nordic Bakery were also out of this world.


So we’ve got a few ideas. Hopefully, over the next few weeks and months, you’ll see us move forward with different cakes and flavours as well as keeping some of the old favourites. Now let’s put ‘Honey Cake Recipe’ into Google and see what we can find.

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