Sunday, 24 June 2012

bake-a-boo

This weekends adventures took me to North London, an area I haven't explored before. bake-a-boo is found at 86 Mill Lane London NW6 1NL.


It's a real treat, the beautiful decor starts just outside, and when you go inside you're greeted by lots of vintage, Cath Kidston-esque clothed tables and prettiness. As well as lots of vintage style signs and lots of beautiful bunting. I have to say it's right up my street.


Illustrating the vintage style.


Here's my pretty 'Roxy' Raspberry cupcake, 'moist sponge with crushed raspberry topped with a naturally pink raspberry dairy free buttercream'.

Who'd of thought it gluten and dairy free cupcakes!! And very tasty too. The fruit is obviously very fresh, the raspberry on top was perfect, the nicest I've tasted in a while! It's really good to try something different, and to be able to recommend a allergy friendly bakery!



Here's our afternoon tea* with Blueberry 'cheesecake' cake.
*I have to point out here, bake-a-boo do proper afternoon teas on tiered cake stands with sandwiches and scones. Now this is something I really need to do!!! You do have to book ahead if you'd like to indulge.

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Now you might think this is becoming a regular occurance, and you'd probably be right. My friend accompanying me to Bea's last week, also came to bake-a-boo today. A first time visit for both of us. This Blueberry cheesecake cake, was lovely, a moist sponge with cream cheese style topping and fresh blueberries, with crumbled digestive on top.

We shared a pot of strawberry and kiwi loose leaf tea - lovely.
We both agreed that fruit teas (and also herbal teas) tend to smell amazing, and not really live up to the expectation you have from the smell. But this tea was lovely.

The only criticism I have is the takeaway option invovled a brown paper bag, and my 2 takeaway cupcakes ended up slightly melted and not perfectly shaped. But I guess that might just be someone trying to tell me to stop being greedy, only one was for me - honest!




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