As I mentioned earlier in the week, if you want to buy a good celebration cake from the High Street, go to Marks and Spencer’s. The layer cake was in the cafe.
Good sponge, three layers of butter cream and more butter cream on top and sides. Butter cream is creamy and sweet. Plus cake looks good!
The royal wedding cake
The royal wedding cake will be lemon and elderflower.
“Kinda excited to announce this one!!” she teased in the caption. “Violet has been chosen to make the wedding cake for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. @kensingtonroyal They both share so many of the same values regarding food provenance, sustainability, seasonality and of course, flavour! Xxx”
Iceland lemon and elderflower
Butter cream and jam in middle have good tang to them of lemon and elder flower. I like the jam but, think would prefer sweeter butter cream.
The sponge is average. The cake is sold frozen and takes 12 hours to defrost, it’s best before is Jan 2019. It costs £8.
Overall I would prefer to pay a fiver for 2 or 3 Marks and Spencer’s lemon drizzles. It is pleasant to eat but, I would not save it for a special occasion although looks very presentable and as box suggests could be jazzed up further.
Has a version without buttercream icing instead decorated with purple flowers and pistachios.
Anyone see lemon and elderflower elsewhere.
A croissant muffin shaped.
Very sweet with all sugar on outside. Very flakey. Got crumbs all over plate and table, so you lose some! Fairly dry as just blob of apricot compot at the top. Not bad; but has it’s flaws!
As a millennial (just) I love avocados. Therefore when I saw an avocado cake at a bake sale I had to try it! The sponge was very moist. Not keen on the topping very runny and did not taste of much, maybe slight avocado and lemon? I think the sponge would be better with a lemony butter cream on top.
Two of my favourite types of chocolate bar, in ice cream format.
The marvellous, not got much popping candy and as don’t usually bite into ice cream hard to get the effect. You do not get the chocolate effects of the marvellous creation chocolate.
The yolk of the creme egg, does not taste like creme egg, it is like syrup and it is sweet and tasty. It also has whole bits of chocolate in.
Therefore my favourite was the creme egg.
This week is oyster week in London.
It is infertility week in the US.
Oysters are considered an aphrodisiac because they contain a lot of zinc which helps sperm production.
Oysters are sold at Stew and Oyster in Kelham Island.
I have also had oysters in Ston Croatia where they are bred on ropes.