Sometimes there are no words to describe how awesome cake is. Sometimes a cake will arrive in your mouth so delicious, so mouthwatering and so spectacular that you want to cry at the injustice that you cannot permenantly have it attached to your face.
This is one such time.
Whilst minding our own business exploring Pop Up Vintage at Old Spitalfields Market, we happened upon a stall of gorgeous rows of pretty cupcakes and whoopie pies at the quite frankly amazing price of £2.50. We were sold already, but when we saw flavours such as Cookie Dough, Malt Teaser, Snickers and a Baileys whoopie pie ready for the taking, we practically jumped on the stall to do a little celebration rave – we did say we were sick of Red Velvet.
It’s true. Flavourtown Bakery has reignited our love of cupcakes once more.
Flavourtown provide gourmet cupcakes and sweet treats, baked everyday from scratch using the finest ingredients, including the worlds finest chocolate, cocoa imported from France, Madagascan Vanilla and fresh fruits from London’s best farmers. And they aren’t joking – these are beautifully delicate cupcakes that not only look spectacular, but taste divine.
Offering a made to order, delivery and corporate service, as well as a market stall every Saturday at Old Spitalfields, Flavourtown are ready to blast away the cupcake competition, and to be honest, we have no doubt they’ll do it. I mean look at their flavour menu. It is bloody epic.
I dived straight in to a Salted Caramel, curious to find out whether this would be the usual stodgy toffee affair without even a hint of salt or something a bit more special. Described as a caramel cupcake with a hidden core of homemade salted caramel, topped with caramel-infused buttercream and drizzled with caramel sauce I knew I was going in for overload – but this was worth it.
A homemade salted caramel sauce clearly made with love and attention (can I have the recipe?!) the sweet and salty taste hit right where it needed to. A perfect ratio of moist sponge (even mid afternoon on a hot day) and frosting literally left me wanting more. If only my hips would allow. Those bad boys don’t lie.
Lea opted for the Peanut Butter Lover (something I was so tempted to try), in the hope that we wouldn’t be left with stodgy dry inedible sponge as peanut butter cupcakes so often do. This was in fact an amazing peanut butter cupcake studded with chocolate chips and topped with a decadent dark chocolate frosting and a drizzle of peanut butter.
Like we said, perfection.
As it was a genuinely roasting day and things were melting fast, the Flavourtown guys were prepared with brilliant single plastic cupcake holders which protected your frosting and allowed you to “pop up” from the bottom like an old school Push Pop to make things easier to eat on the move.
If I have not yet convinced you that Flavourtown Bakery are the only place to buy your cakes from from now on, let me just say this. THEY ARE THE FREAKING BEST CAKES I’VE EVER TASTED. And I’ve tasted a lot of cake.