Friday, 24 September 2010

(A Very Belated) National Cupcake Week!

How awful am i?! I forgot to blog on THE MOST important week of the Cupcake Year haha.... DOH!!!!


I DID manage to enjoy various Cupcake-related goodies, and the diet most certainly did go out of the window!!!

Firstly, on the Tuesday i met up with my very good girl friends for a gossip and a giggle and we enjoyed sharing various desserts, including a merringue (Bigger than an iceberg and could not be finished(!), a devine Lemon Tart, and of course a cupcake....a Carrot & Cinnamon Cupcake to be precise. This was delicious, and too small for our liking.... but at £3.50 (!?!) for one, we thought it best to not remortgage our homes for the cost of a cupcake! I think that was fair.

I have also found the delights of a local farm shop on the outskirts of Cambridge, at the Gog Magog Hills. This is truly a delight to visit! And i don't usually use phrases such as "A true delight!"...haha...But it REALLY is!
They have animals, 2 gorgeous ponies that are so friendly and happily nudge your hand for a fuss...which is very relaxing for us city workers who crave fresh air in a lunch hour!
They have a little coffee shop here, which also serves as the cheese counter for their well-stocked selection of Neals Yard cheeses... i, myself am not a cheese lover, but if you are... go and visit!
I am a cupcake lover of course, and they sell the BEST cupcakes i have tasted so far! (Other than my own!)

On Wednesday i enjoyed a Lemon Cupcake....and as Jane says on her website...

Lemon sponge with lemon curd, vanilla butter cream
and pretty fondant decorations."

I have to also admit...that i DID return on Friday to enjoy a second i just couldn't resist and i needed the sugar rush that only a cupcake could give!
The flavour i didn't really know, i just went by colour and how beautiful it and decorated with pink flowers, of which i had to fight for with a yummy mummy ("Oh little Beatrice really loves pink, so she would be devastated if she didn't have the same as her little friend").....Do i look like i care if little beatrice doesn't get that pink cupcake? .... Answers on a postcard ; ) 

Ok....I wasn't that mean...i let little Beatrice have the pink one...and the lady serving felt so sorry for me (Haha) she found me another one in the back and brought it to me to swap for my second choice...Being kind DOES pay off...who would have thought it haha. 
 The Jane suggests: 

"Pastel Flowers
Vanilla cupcake with raspberry jam and vanilla butter cream,
topped with sprinkles and sugar flowers."    = JUST DELICIOUS!! Highly reccomended!!!

So until the next Cupcake...... A Very Belated Happy Cupcake Week!

Over and out! 

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