L’Eto Caffé

L’Eto Caffé is a beautiful little café situated next door to Hummingbird Bakery on Wardour Street in Soho with the most fabulous window display of cakes and desserts that you can feast yours eyes on.  I discovered it during my months as an intern at a busy PR office in Soho where I indulged in their Honey Cake on a regular basis when cake felt like the only option for survival!  However, I had a meeting with my personal tutor from university, having recently finished, to discuss the future, and I decided that one of L’Eto Caffé’s fabulous-looking cakes would be the perfect present to say thank you for all the help I had received throughout my time at university.  Therefore, I chose a decadent Chocolate Cinnamon Cake that stood tall in the café window.  After all, who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake, and one with a cinnamon twist at that?!

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Unfortunately, it did turn into the leaning tower of cake after fighting my way through the bustling crowds of Oxford Street, but it most certainly did not affect the taste.  The sponge was rich and moist, and the chocolate was deliciously decadent.  Each mouthful was a chocolate, heavenly dream.  This was made even better by the chocolate and cinnamon cream that sandwiched the chocolate layers together.  I would honestly class this as the best chocolate cake I have ever had the pleasure of putting in my very welcoming mouth!  It looks the part and tastes the part, and you can not ask for much more than that!

If you happen to be in the area, or fancy a coffee date with a special twist, I would thoroughly recommend L’Eto Caffé to fulfil your sweet cake cravings any day.  Their cakes are wonderful and the service is warm and friendly.  A visit to L’Eto Caffé could never leave you disappointed.

Mr Men and Little Miss Biscuits

It was my birthday this weekend and the parents came up for a very British day out of theatre-going and afternoon tea at Fortnum & Mason.  However, like most Brits, it is often hard to start our day without a nice mug of coffee (albeit mine always comes in a plastic cup as I am addicted to Frappuccinos in the summer), and this is where my parents gave me my birthday presents.  I received lots of lovely gifts, such as a cute ladybird cupcake kit, but the one I was most excited about was my Little Miss Birthday biscuit made by Biscuiteers.  I have wanted to try their biscuits for a long time, especially after reading a blog about the launch of their Mr Men and Little Miss collection, and I have to say it was well worth the wait!

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Not only did this beautiful biscuit look perfect, it tasted perfect, and it is such a fun and novel idea for a small birthday present!  I don’t know anyone who didn’t love Mr Men and Little Miss as a kid, and so it is very apt for a nostalgic trip to your childhood on the day you are most aware of how far you have come since those innocent, playful days!

However, once you bring yourself to eat something this beautiful, you are presented with an absolute treat for your tastebuds!  It is soft and crumbly, with a slight crunch on the outside, and the vanilla flavour really comes through in every mouthful.  The icing is a lovely sweet accompaniment, but not overpoweringly so, and really completes the whole experience.

My parents bought me the Little Miss Birthday biscuit from Fortnum & Mason.  Unfortunately I didn’t get to see the display, but guessing from their Mr Men Biscuit Tin on their website and what my dad has told me, I’m assuming there is quite a lot of choice!  These are absolutely wonderful biscuits, to look at and to eat, and would make the perfect present or biscuit for a celebratory occasion.

Eat My Cake London

photoI LOOOOVE pugs!  As in, I am completely and utterly obsessed with them!  The reason why I cannot wait to finish my degree, leave university and get a job is so that I can FINALLY afford a pet pug!  I want a little black one, with a scrunched up face, which will greet me every evening when I come home from work, with his big beautiful eyes gazing up at me lovingly (basically, trying to look as cute as possible just so that I put some more food in his bowl I suspect)!  He has already been named Pugly Betty, and my boyfriend has had to hear all about my future pug probably since day one of our relationship.  So when he found this adorable Valentine’s addition of Eat My Cake London’s pug biscuit he knew that he was onto a winner!

Firstly, the presentation of the biscuit was perfect.  It came in a little white box, wrapped with a red bow, and a small personalised gift card, which my boyfriend had signed from Pugly Betty as a slight clue!  Upon opening, the pug biscuit nearly filled the whole box, and it was presented on a red and white polka dot background, which was all enclosed in packaging to keep the biscuit fresh so that you didn’t have to consume it straight away (I mean, who could eat it instantly?! I had to keep staring at it and taking snapchats with it for at least a week)!

However, when I finally did get round to eating the cutest biscuit I have ever had to put in my mouth, it was hands down the best biscuit I have ever tasted.  The biscuit was soft, but crunchy and crumbly, and very thick.  The icing, which was what made the biscuit so delicious and sweet, was also thick, which complemented the feeling, texture and flavour of the biscuit perfectly.  It really was the perfect biscuit, and with the variety of designs available on their website I genuinely think that everybody would be able to find the perfect biscuity treat that would make the perfect present, even for the fussiest of people!  I genuinely loved my present, and felt that a lot of thought had gone into getting something that reflected my personality and things that I adore, namely baked goods and pugs!  All in all it completed my perfect Valentine’s.