Thursday, 1 March 2012

Shopping stop @ Chelsea Teapot

Last weekend I was happily shopping on the kings’ road when I suddenly felt the urge for a gluten free cake. I had read about a sweet little tea shop, so set out to find it for some tea and cake.  When I got there a large perspex cupcake stand was in the window with lots of different flavour cupcakes, v good sign!  Once I got in the shop I discovered a sign on the stand telling me that all cupcakes are made with gluten free flour, but that they are baked in the same kitchen as their other cakes, so cross contamination is a possibility.  I tried to take a picture of the lovely cupcakes on the stand and got told off by the waitress,  I don't normally comment on service but I did find it a little indifferent.  We made our way to a set of tables at the back of the shop and sat down with our tea and cake.  

I went for a red velvet cupcake.  It was a good size, large cupcake but not as big as a muffin, great tasting sponge, moist, it had a really good texture but didn’t have a strong taste of anything.  The consistency was good, it didnt crumble too much and the cream cheese topping was really nice, fresh tasting and not too sickly sweet. I ended up surreptitiously taking a shot of the cake once we had sat down!  

Jools loved this cake and said it was one of his favourite gluten free cakes he had tried.  Fingers crossed the service will get a little friendlier as this place is somewhere I would definitely go back to next time I find myself shopping on the Kings Road.

Red Velvet Cupcake 8.5/10

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