Covent Garden London {Bakery Tour: Part 1}

Yesterday was a very rare occasion in that I was able to go to London, on a week day, kid free*!! A friend, who has recently relocated to London, and I took the day to catch up and to try a few sweet treats around Covent Garden!

Our first stop The Cupcake Bakehouse (formerly known as Ella's Bakehouse). We decided to buy two cupcakes and split them in half so we could both try them! The lady at the counter was very nice and helpful and cut them for us! We tried the Raspberry & Lemon and the Black Forest Gateau. Both were very soft and moist and full of flavor. The Raspberry Lemon was a white sponge with raspberries in the cake with a lemon butter cream. The Black Forest of course was a chocolate sponge with a hint of cherry topped with white butter cream, a cherry, and cherry drizzle. Before I went I had read a few reviews about this place not being very good, but I liked it and would definitely go back next time I am in Covent Garden!

Raspberry Lemon Cupcake

Black Forest Gateau

We then stopped for lunch at Jamie's Union Jacks. We shared, again, a pizza called the Old Spot (Slow-roast shoulder of pork, quince & Bramley sauce, Cropwell Bishop Stilton, cracklings & watercress). It was different, but in a good way! 

After lunch we grabbed a macaroon from Laduree!! We both choose the salted caramel macaroon! There were so many flavors to choose from and I had a hard time just picking one. Of course I didn't have to pick just one, but I didn't want to be greedy!! They were exactly what one would expect from a French macaroon! It was just what we needed as a sweet treat after lunch! 

We had some more time, after crossing off Primrose Bakery, Candy Cakes, and a few other sweet places from our list,* so we headed to Soho! One of the reasons I can't continue the post is I brought something back that I haven't eaten yet! Stay tuned for Part 2 coming later this week!! 

Places we went: 
The Cupcake Bakehouse: 20a The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RB  (now closed)
Jamie's Union Jacks:  5, North Hall, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 8RA (now closed)
Laduree1 The Market Building, Covent Garden London, WC2E 8RB 

*Don't worry I didn't abandon them! One was at school the other with her dad, who has the week off! 
*It's not that we would never visit those places (well Candy Cakes maybe, it's reputation isn't that great) it's just there were others in Soho I wanted to visit more! 

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