Category Archives: cakes

The sweet life

Delicious treats from Cupcake in GlasgowSometimes joy is truly wrapped up in a box with a bow.  At least when it comes to Cupcake’s sweet treats.  But these aren’t just cakes, they are perfectly constructed, lovingly made, life-improving works of art.  Almost too beautiful to eat.  Almost.

Tucked away on Bell Street, this magical Merchant City shop offers the most extraordinary selection of delights.  And the icing on the (cup) cake is the helpful staff who are just as sweet as their melt-in-your-mouth creations.

Double-choc, cookie dough, luscious lemon – oh my!

From classics like vanilla and double-chocolate to new sensations like the utterly delish red velvet,  cookie dough and luscious lemon, it’s  impossible for me to pick my favourite.   But  I don’t have to.  In fact, Cupcake makes choosing the perfect variety easy with their handy box of specialty selections.  Or of course you could just have one – though surely joyful discoveries like this are best shared.

So the next time you want to treat yourself – or do something extra fabulous for someone, forget about the chocolates and wine and dazzle them with  a little piece of edible perfection from Cupcake.

Become a cupcake goddess

And  if you’re feeling particularly inspired, you can join the lovely ladies as they reveal their sweet secrets during their cupcake decorating classes.

Blissfully enjoy!

– T

Sweet birthday bliss

Happy birthday…to us!

Hooray it’s official, About a City Glasgow is one year young.   And what better way to celebrate than with cake.  But not just any cake – utterly delicious, scrumptious slices of pure perfection that restore inner joy with every single bite.

Little shop of delights

Cottonrake Cakes in GlasgowAnd just where can such wonderful everything-is-right-with-the-world sweets be found in Glasgow?  Look no further than Cottonrake Cattering Co.

Tucked away on Hyndland Street is a tiny shop of deliciousness.  Though it’s small, this shop packs a mighty selection of utterly exquisite sweet treats.

Dark chocolate and caramel tart, chocolate chip and mascarpone cupcakes,  treacle and pecan tart, Cinnamon Danish – and that’s just the beginning.  Even better, these beautiful works of culinary art are inexpensive indulgences – ranging  from a mere £1.50 to just under £3.  Double yum!

Chocolate galore - Cottonrake Cakes in GlasgowWe’re faced with a difficult decision.  But nothing says birthdays bliss like chocolate and so we go for the heavenly chocolate tart and melt-in-your-mouth moist chocolate cupcake.

And we have met our match; there are no words to describe these outstanding magical wonders.

From us to you – thank you

It’s been a fantastic year of discovering wonderful things about this diverse and dynamic city.  And we still haven’t even cracked the tip of the to do ice-burg.  So here’s to another year of new discoveries, including new delightful desserts.

And of course a big thanks to all of you fabulous people who  read the blog – joining us on our city adventures, and even inspired us to try new things with your excellent recommendations.  We couldn’t (and wouldn’t) have done it without you.

– T (and B)