|Custard Bee Hive|
|Lentil pie innards|
This was irresistibly cute, but soo rich, we couldn't finish it between the two of us! It's essentially a mini mud cake, with an icing exterior. For serious chocaholics only.
Our bellies bloated, we decided to walk off the calories (in theory at least) by checking out the shops nearby. There was sooo much cute stuff to buy (see flower pot necklace above). Needless to day, a great deal of restraint was necessary.
|Lemon meringue with basil jelly|
Yes, our eyes were larger than our stomachs. Having walked back to the bus stop, what did we find but another incredible bakery called Black Star, again tucked under a tiny shopfront, down a tiny side street. Standing space was marginally better (it probably could've held 10 people) and the baked goods were decidedly finer, more sophisticated and unique. The above meringue (in addition to resembling an Egyptian pyramid) had a little square of basil jelly (and tiny green basil leaf) folded within the meringue atop the lemon curd, and provided a clean, bitter contrast with the sweetness of the tart.
Finally, more happy snaps from Caketown - I mean - Newtown :)