Anges De Sucres (London)

7 Minerva Road
London, United Kingdom NW10 6HJ

About

Anges De Sucre means ‘sugar angels’ in French. The Anges bakery was founded in 2011 by Reshmi Bennett upon her return to the UK from Paris after she had trained under several truly amazing Michelin-starred chefs and learnt the art of baking. Reshmi still works in the bakery on a daily basis. She designs every single cake. Together with a small team of staff and exceptional suppliers Anges de Sucre delivers cakes all over London and further afield. 

Anges De Sucre started by making macarons which were very ‘on-trend’ at the time. Like many tiny acorns that grow into oak trees, it started in a kitchen and Anges De Sucre are now the official cake supplier to Selfridges, London and have a team of awesome chefs who help create beautiful cakes for people to enjoy in London, and beyond – https://www.angesdesucre.com/

Some of our more unusual cake creations 

We love cake, and we have a huge range of off the shelf birthday cakes that are accompinent to any celebration. Sometimes, however, only bespoke will do. Whether it’s that landmark birthday celebration or you want your wedding cake to wow your guests, some occasions do call for something special. We thought we’d go through some of our truly special creations over the last 12 months to give you some inspiration and (hopefully) bring a smile to your face. 

The Gladiator 

We were contacted recently by the wife of a history nut who had a penchant for the Ridley Scott epic, Gladiator, who needed a cake for a special birthday. A cake based on the Colosseum made perfect sense. We could use our signature bake style to build the iconic stadium. But, as this cake was for a big birthday we knew we had to make this one truly special. So to make the walls of the cake we decided to use cookie dough, so we could recreate the walls, but also add some crunch. 

This is where the bake became less straightforward. You see, our cookie creation had to wrap around a six-inch cake and cakes, as you may know, are generally not straight! 

When the cookie was baked it was time to ice. I wanted to keep the weathered effect of The Colosseum as it currently is so, as such, used some gold lustre to keep the weathered effect of the building. Just because it’s fun doesn’t mean it has to be inauthentic! Now it was time for the cake itself, for which I made our signature chocolate bake with vanilla buttercream.

Fitting the cookie around the cake caused a moment of panic but were pleased to see it fit like a glove. This bake was topped with a fat gladiator made from buttercream. His tassel skirt and sandals were the parts of him we loved the most! 

Barbie Inspired 60th Birthday cake 

We think our customers are cool. Some of the design requests we get for bespoke birthday cakes truly leave us awestruck at just how creative people can be. Making this Barbie cake for a customer’s 60th birthday, who we reckon by her choice of cake is probably the epitome of cool. We decided to use a mash up of our best selling Pink Flamingo and Pink Ballerina cake. It’s Barbie! Pink was the only way to go with this one…

The three layers of cake were all different, just like Barbie could be when she was out and about with Ken!  For this one we went for three different sponges, cookies and crease, pistachio and pink vanilla. The final (tiny top tier) was augmented with macarons, chocolate feathers, candied popcorn, a golden tiara and, as the centerpiece, a beautiful golden chocolate shoe. 

The shoe itself was made using a mould which was sprayed with gold lustre, we then poured tempered white chocolate into it. We had to temper the chocolate otherwise it wouldn’t come out of the mold. The tempering doesn’t just enable the shoe to come out of the mould easily but also to retain its smooth texture. The shoe is then tidied up with a hot palette knife. The shoe really is one of our favourite cake toppers and we can’t wait to get it out again! 

Finally the cake was decorated with flowers — in pink and white of course! 

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Boba Bar Bubble Tea Kit : Review

About Boba Bar:

Born in the year 2019, we are a young brand with enormous passion for boba! We truly understand the boba-craze so we strive to serve the best in every glass.

Creativity and innovation are a core part of our drinks and what truly sets us apart are our large variety of boba, natural ingredients, healthy blends and no compromise policy.

The Boba Bar Bubble Tea Kit

Just look at the box its packed full of goodies to make some bubble tea.

This whole process was very new to me, as I only have had bubble tea from the shop so this was going to be a fun experience.

Time to take everything out and get bubbling.

Contents

So many flavours and bubbles etc this was going to be very cool

I looked at the instructions and followed them.

My choice was strawberry powder and peach bubbles, this was my end result.

This looked good, and now it was time to taste and see if my little mix tasted nice.

This was really good, the tea, strawberry and popping of the peach bubbles all worked together and it was finished very fast.

I decided I couldn’t just stop at one, as I still had more goodies to use so I waited till the weekend so I could enjoy it with my lunch.

This is what I used :

  • 1 Green Tea (3 packets included)
  • Apple flavouring
  • Mango bits

I am going to start by saying I am not a fan of Green tea, but after making this wow I loved the flavours. The green tea I only got hints, the apple flavour and the mango all of it worked amazingly together.

This was my 100% favourite, out of the two that I have mentioned in this post.

There is still some tea bags left and some flavours etc so I will be making more and seeing how they turn out.

My 3rd and fav

This was the third one I made and now this is 100% my fav!!!!

This is what I used : ⁠

  • 1 Green Tea (3 packets included)⁠
  • Mango and Honey flavouring⁠
  • Strawberry bits⁠

I could have easily had many of these!!!

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to Boba Bar for sending me this bubble tea kit, its a great idea and I can’t fault it in anyway.

I loved making these at home, as it was exciting to try it and see how my flavours worked together.

If you like Bubble Tea or liked what I made and fancy trying it, then I highly recommend you visit their page and place an order and I promise you that you won’t be disappointed as its great fun and tastes great too.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Harry’s Dolce Vita (Knightsbridge, London):​ Review

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27 – 31 Basil Street
Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1BB

V: 27th January 2019.    T:  020 3940 1020.    W: www.harrysdolcevita.com


The last time I visited here was about 20 years ago I worked out, as it was the same length of time since the last time I saw the musical Notre Dame de Paris in London.

This was the last day of my recent London trip, so it was time to grab some lunch and here was the perfect spot to have it in.

Looking Around

Inside is very traditional and classy, it has a posh Italian cafe style feel to it. The atmosphere is really nice, and you get cosy as soon as you sit down.

It was busy today so I didn’t want to take any inside photos, as people were enjoying chatting and eating.

The Food…

EGGS BENEDICT £8.95

Sliced roast ham on toasted focaccia bread, two poached hen’s eggs with hollandaise sauce and chives

Now, this was an odd option for me, as I am not a big egg fan but I haven’t had it in a very very long time and thought let’s try it and see.

I started with the fries and have to say these were nice, I think there were some rosemary hints coming through? whatever it was these were nice.

The Eggs Benedict I started and have to say wow this was very good!!! I would have this again as I loved the flavours. This has converted me from not having eggs to starting them again.

Presentation : 5
Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Value for Money : 5

Overall

20 years later and the food atmosphere and service is still really good.

Yes, the prices are a little higher than you would normally want to pay, but one its London and to the location as it’s right next to Harrods.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall : 5

Additional Details

  • Child-Friendly: Yes (well-behaved kids)
  • Payment : Cash & Card
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