Even amongst a very busy week, I managed to fit in a quick bake to be used as a birthday cake this weekend. It was my sister in law’s hen do, but, it was also her and one of the hens’ birthday. Of course, you can’t have a birthday without any birthday cake! I manage to bake this within an hour and a bit on a Thursday night- which goes to show how easy this recipe is! With a few finishing touches and decorations this cake turns from something which looks super simple, to something which looks gorgeous!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a review as nowhere has really stood out to me recently. That was until something very new and unique came to the small town of Stony Stratford, in Milton Keynes. French Affaire is a recent addition to Stony tucked away in O’Dells Yard. Although it is slightly hidden away, this French Restaurant/Creperie is not to missed!
This week’s Coffee Date series takes you through a number of my top finds in Bath. I recently spent a lovely weekend there with my Mum and found some gorgeous places for food. This includes a stop for a light lunch, a hidden gem for a sweet treat, and a magnificent Afternoon Tea. If you’re looking for some good munch in Bath read on…
This week’s Coffee Date is back in my favourite town to find an independent coffee shop to relax in. Me and my Mum decided to try out Vanilla Tree in Bedford for a lunch and cakey treat. I have walked past Vanilla Tree so many times and been tempted by the bagel menu every time, desperate to try them. I finally did, and it’s safe to say it is now a favourite find of mine! If you’re a bagel, brunch, or cake lover- you need to read on!
This Coffee Date has gone abroad! I spent a week in Prague with my boyfriend and although I was going to do a specific bakery or cafe I decided to instead, review one of the most popular desserts/street food sold in the city. I’m sure many of you have seen them on Instagram or maybe you have no idea what I’m about to talk about, either way, by the end, you will have a much better idea of what they are and what you can expect! I will also give some tips about Prague in general! Continue reading “The Coffee Date Series #12: The Trdelnik, Prague”
This week’s Coffee Date is something a little different. Rather than just a cup of coffee and a bit of cake this coffee date also has a gorgeous walk involved. I love spending free time on the weekends having a walk. It blows the cobwebs away from the week before and is a great bit of exercise, especially if you’re not feeling the gym! But of course, there’s a cafe/tea room involved too…
We’ve reached the 10th post of my Coffee Date series! I’m so happy with how well this has gone and cannot wait to continue to write these posts. As I have said before, independent cafe and coffee shops are always going to give you better quality, service, and food for your money. It’s so important that we encourage these places to grow to not only support a decent cup of coffee and freshly baked cakes, but to help local businesses. My plan is to do more of these posts, with plenty more coming in the next few weeks so stay tuned! This week’s coffee date has gone to one of my local towns, Olney for the first time. I tried out a new addition to the high street- No.26
So, last Saturday I unexpectedly ended up going to one of my favourite bakeries I have always wanted to go to. When I was probably about 15 and my Mum gave me my first Humming Bird Bakery cookbook. Since then I have always wanted to visit the place itself. Since starting this blog my urge to grew and grew and finally, on Saturday, it happened!
A couple weeks ago I went to London with a few of the girls for a little reunion. Safe to say a lot of food and a lot of drink was involved. Within this food trip, we couldn’t not buy some cake in the capital. We found a cute little place called Crumbs and Dollies. It’s a lovely cake shop, and if you’re ever in London and fancy a quick treat or lovely things to take home, it’s a convenient little shop. Continue reading “The Coffee Date #8: Crumbs and Doilies, London”
We’re in Bedford again! I find that the town is really encouraging independent business to pop up and thrive. This weeks Coffee Date is back with my boyfriend who actually chose the destination this week. Safe to say I should definitely trust him to help me with this more often as it was a great find. We went to the Pavilion in Bedford Park. We had great luck with the weather too as the sun came out for the first time in what feels like weeks. It was a great day for a warm, crisp winter walk around the park to finish off in The Pavilion made it a perfect Sunday trip. I love a walk and I love a bit of cake!