Decadent desserts are all the rage right now and there seems to be a female foodpreneur revolution happening in the capital...
The baking duo at Blondies Kitchen have put together a list of their top 10 including show-stopping ice creams, cupcakes and macarons that you need to try right now...
1. Blondies Kitchen and Selfridges – Milk and cookie pop up
Baking duo Chelsie and Kristelle are back. Hot off the success of London’s first first milk & cookie popup at Old Street station, the baking blondes have been snapped up by Selfridges to sell their signature cookies and milk throughout the month of May. Known for their delicious freshly-baked cookies with just the right amount of chew, crunch and ooze, the brand-new Cocoberry raspberry and coconut cookie and Frosted Flakes cereal milk will be available exclusively at the Selfridges’ Foodhall pop-up - a limited edition pairing not to miss out on. Their signature Cookie Icon - two classic milk chocolate cookies sandwiched together with an outrageous honeycomb chocolate mousse - will also be back due to popular demand. Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.
2. Chin Chin Labs – Nitro ice cream
Europe’s first-ever Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream Parlour is opening a new venue on Greek Street. Chin Chin Labs uses quick-freezing nitrogen to create gourmet ice cream with a super-smooth texture. With classic flavours such as vanilla and chocolate covered, there are some more adventurous options like burnt butter caramel plus Banana Melt Sundae and a Brownwich classic ice cream sandwich. Nom! Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.
3. Milk Train – Candy floss topped ice cream
Despite the long queues, this soft serve ice cream topped with candy floss is certainly worth the wait. Flavours include salted caramel and chocolate toped with clouds of white cotton candy (candy floss), spinkles, Oreos, Flakes, anything goes! Dreamy. Find them on Twitter.
4. Meringue Girls – Meringue kisses
Alex Hoffler and Stacey O’Gorman are best known for their delicious and beautiful meringues, hence their name. From mini pavlovas to crates of rainbow coloured meringue kisses, feast your eyes and your appetite on these Instagrammable sugar hits.Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.
5. Fondant Fox and Meringue Girls – Bespoke celebration cakes
The Fondant Fox has teamed up with the Meringue Girls to create an East London baking power house. Carla Fox makes individual celebration cakes to order using the finest quality ingredients such as Madagascan Vanilla Extract, Belgium Chocolate and Fortnum & Mason Preserves. Choose from Victoria Sponge, Rich Chocolate, Lemon, Carrot, Red Velvet and Fruit then decorated with flowers, fruit, icing, tempered chocolate and now stunning meringue kisses from The Meringue Girls. A stunning show stopper to impress your guests. Or just eat it alone, we’re not judging. Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.
6. Ange de Sucre and Selfridges – Killer cupcakes
This family bakery based in Acton known for their eye-popping cupcakes are now available in Selfridges. Topped with matcha macarons, Swiss meringue buttercream flowers, walnuts, Rolos and chocolate fingers. Too lazy to move? You can also have a tray delivered to your door. Find out more here.
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8. The Marshmallowist – Gourmet marshmallows
Founded by Oohagh Simms in 2011, The Marshamllowist was the first gourmet marshmallow maker in the UK. Using only premium fresh ingredients and boutique alcohol, flavours include Blueberry & Gin and Raspberry & Champagne. Devine. Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.
9. Yolkin - Macaron ice cream sandwiches
Macaron ice cream sandwiches. Yes, you heard. This popup moves around and is currently in Siam Eatery in Covent Garden. Founder Sammie was looking for a way to use the leftover yolks from her egg white macarons and stumbled across an egg yolk ice cream recipe. The rest is history. Flavours include Amaretti, Honeycomb, Neapolitan ice cream and Matcha Oreo ice cream sandwiches. Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.
10. Cutter & Squidge – Biskies
It’s all about the Biskies. Essentially a biscuit sandwich but so much more than that as each one is topped and decorated to perfection. Get your chops around Lemon Meringue, Pistachio & Roseberry, Salted Caramel or Classic Smore. Created by two sisters Annabel & Emily Lui in West London. Find out more here or follow them on Twitter.