Wednesday, 15 April 2009

What I'm snacking on #4

This post is anything but harmless*. It's all rather dangerous as it encourages gourmandising. I first read about the Marks and Spencer cupcake here. I♥Cupcakes (IHeartC), I hold thee responsible.
Thelondonpaper (eugh!) got hold of it as well!
The ones in the middle are the raspberry and white chocolate, obviously a trifle popular
I'm no fan of strawberries but I do go weak at the mere mention of vanilla!
At the introductory price of 63p or thereabouts per coopcake, there's absolutely nothing to loose except Marks themselves.
Pretty well formed I would say
The strawberry compote centre
I'm no LAC (Leading Authority on Cupcakes) like some esteemed peeps, I'm just a 'teaandcake' man, so said MsYeastextract. So the cake-pleb that I am, I can only conclude that these cakes are exceedingly good. I know that I♥C had expressed caution over the inclusion of rapeseed oil, I actually didn't find the cakes oily tasting. In fact it I found this cupcake thing to be a bloody triumph, for something that's mass produced to taste moist and possessing a glimmer of bespoke touch. This cake might just put certain people off baking their own, it’s that good and M&S have clearly done their homework. Posh cakes for the masses. Bravo M&S and thank you I♥C.

NB and yes Lizzie I finished all four in one sitting, it wasn’t difficult.

*The cakes are cheap as hell!

Oh, another cause for bingey celebrations, Arsenal are through to the semis of the Champions League! Bring on Man U!














17/04/09


Lemon Meringue Variety
Just as addictive, tangy, fragrant and well judged sweetness.

5 comments:

thora said...

Congrats M&S, congrats Arsenal! I watched Porto vs. ManU and will keep fingers crossed.
Cant't wait to enter M&S soon and buy tons of shortbread and possibly cupcakes :-)

Helen said...

Four? Pah! I've done six in one sitting! Peggy's, not M & S - now that is true gluttony. I don't mind saying I felt sick afterwards and yes, I deserved it.

mymaterialvoid said...

ohhh I randomly just blogged about cuppie cakies...I can't wait to try these *drool*

Oh I'm going to the cattle grid tomorrow...i think i will be ordering a steak - with the haggis topping!!!

bellaphon said...

@Thora- If only you were driving over, it'll be more than just shortbread and cakes!
@Helen- Thanks for the reminder with Peggy's, I'm gonna pop over there this Sat. and make myself deservedly ill thereafter.
@mmv- Cattle Grid, a few birdies have found my review to be the absolute contrary to their experiences, I need to go back and check things out. Awaiting your verdict with anticipation

I heart cupcakes said...

Glad you liked them - I just found them overly sweet and a wee bit oily! I may have to give the lemon meringue ones a go though, just to check.

I tried the fairy cakes they've launched as well -a friend at work kindly bought me them, and they were a bit nicer than the cupcakes for me!