My mother and I are having a shopping mission in Oxford Street today. Our day started in the basement of John Lewis looking at baking equipment and we continued to Divertimenti in Marylebone High Street, then onto Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidston in Marylebone High Street followed by M&S at Marble Arch and Selfridges.
Our trip was punctuated as ever by nearly as many coffee stops as shop visits. Mother wanted a cup of tea in John Lewis, we had lunch at Carluccios in St Christopher’s Place and later in the afternoon stopped for a drink in M&S. In the interests of continued research I bought a cupcake in their cafe (pictured above). I have to say it was quite revolting. I wish I could remember the price – it was maybe £2, possibly bit less. The base was dry. The topping was sickly sweet and quite hard – not really like meringue either. The strands of lemon zest were also hard. It’s only redeeming feature was a blob of lemon jam/curd in the middle but there wasn’t enough of this either. Rubbish!