Decorated with love: Konditor & Cook Valentine’s designs

Another sugarcraft showcase on Maison Cupcake – today it’s the turn of Konditor & Cook.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Konditor & Cook were my nemesis en route to work in my former life. I couldn’t pass their Holborn branch without buying one of their muffins for breakfast!

If I tell you Peggy Porschen previously decorated cakes at Konditor & Cook that gives you a clue to their style. They’re most well known for their individually iced fondant fancies which are showcased here amongst their 2014 Valentine’s collection.

A lot of love has gone into decorating these cakes so pull up a chair and eat with your eyes…

Red Letter Box – £35
15 signature Konditor & Cook hand-decorated Magic Cakes are presented in a luxury red letter box spelling out your Valentine’s wish, sure to put a twinkle in your recipient’s eyes.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Magic Cake Gift Box – £25
12 of Konditor & Cook’s signature petite lemon cakes, dipped in Valentine’s colours and hand-decorated with the loveliest of decorations, are presented in a purple gift box.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Valentine’s Cupcakes – £3.15 each / £12 for box of 4 / £18 for box of 6
Konditor & Cook signature Curly Whirly, Raspberry Chequer and wheat-free Mount Hazelnut cupcakes are joined by the bright and citrusy Lady Marmalade, all decorated with icing emblems of love.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Sweet Love Mini Heart Cake – £15
A lovely cake that’s a little naughty: pink and white vanilla sponges boozed up with a soak in brandy, filled and covered with apricot jam, brandy buttercream and a final layer of marzipan.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Mini Curly Whirly Cake – £15
Konditor & Cook’s legendary dark chocolate sponge cake with vanilla bean cream cheese frosting, piped with lacy heart swirls and baked to a size perfect for two to share or for the singletons having an indulgent night in.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Sweet Love Mini Heart Cake – £15
A lovely cake that’s a little naughty: pink and white vanilla sponges boozed up with a soak in brandy, filled and covered with apricot jam, brandy buttercream and a final layer of marzipan.

Valentines range 2014 by Konditor & Cook

Treat Time Box – £10
A selection of 9 seasonal mini bakes: a Valentine’s Magic Cake with Passion Fruit Meringue Pies, Raspberry Fudglets and incredibly moist wheat-free white chocolate Mount Almonds and gianduja Mount Hazelnuts.


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Branches of Konditor & Cook

If you’d like to visit Konditor & Cook there are six branches dotted across central London:

Waterloo – 22 Cornwall Road, SE1 8TW
Borough Market – 10 Stoney Street, SE1 9AD
Holborn – 46 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8LR
The Gherkin – 30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8BF
Curzon Soho – Curzon Cinema, W1D 5DY

Photos supplied by Konditor & Cook

Sarah Trivuncic

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20 comments

    • Wow that is central. I remember some flats being built above Chancery Lane station and saying to husband “We should sell and move here instead” but never did. No doubt we’d have moved out by now with a family if we had.

    • I think they really have the fondant fancy nailed. And I like that they call them magic cakes!

  1. I love these cakes from Konditor and Cook. The first valentines day I celebrated with Mr Glam I had a box of these biked to Watford! Aaah the days I had money! We also ordered these for our wedding. Lemony, witty and delightfully colourful. GG

    • Ah lovely, I hark back to Valentine’s Days past and say to husband “Why don’t you buy me jewellery anymore”!

      Konditor & Cook for wedding cakes is very stylish :-)

  2. I’ve never heard of this brand before! Will pop in next time I visit Borough Market. Love the Mini Curly Whirly Cake – have pinned! Delicious treats :-)

    • They’re a bit under the radar for some reason, very London centric. Their style is very distinctive and the bakeries are a delight.

    • I would so cross the road to look in Konditor & Cook’s window. Luckily the one in Holborn was right by a pelican crossing ;-)

    • Not at all Karen – they’re well known in London by people who’ve seen the branches but they’ve no celebrity/TV/Book presence so probably you’d not know about them unless you had visited the branches. I guess they concentrate on making great cake rather than being on the telly!!

  3. They look really fun. I know I’ve made a Kondito & Cook recipe somewhere on my blog, but can’t remember which one it was. I hope you didn’t teat them all??? ;-)

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