Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Eating in the North East - The Great British Cupcakery Bakehouse & Parlour

There isn’t much in life that cake cannot make better? Obviously cheese toasties and cups of tea are firmly on that list but that’s another matter. Some people believe cake is solely for celebrations… I wholeheartedly disagree. 

Cake brings people together, makes everyone happy and tastes GOOD. It’s arguably one of the most versatile foods there is out there… You’ve got the classic Victoria Sponge, the traditional chocolate cake, carrot cake if you’re feeling healthy (ahem) and the modern cupcake, to name but a few.

What’s not to love, really?

With cake permanently on the brain, a trip to The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle was an absolute must, and with two failed visits due to it being too busy to be seated, I was getting increasingly desperate to go. (Yes I get desperate about eating cake, no judgement please).

Located near the Quayside, The Great British Cupcakery is basically the dream for anyone with a sweet tooth. With gorgeous cupcakes on display, gigantic scones and the best looking milkshakes you will ever see, it’s a real challenge to choose what to treat yourself too.

Even on a Thursday afternoon, it was super busy with tables inside and out taken up. This did reflect on the service, with our order taking quite a while to be to us however the staff were really polite, and apologised profusely.

Now to the important business: the hot chocolate.

I may not be on the smashed avocado with chilli flakes shot on a marble background instagram bandwagon but I am an absolute sucker for a drink in a mason jar. If it's a hot drink in a mason jar, just stop it because it is too. much.

The Great British Cupcakery delivered on all mason jar fronts with so much cream, that I basically died and went to hot chocolate heaven. With a dollop of squirty cream, a dash of chocolate powder and a sprinkle of marshmallows on top, it was so good I didn't speak for about 10 minutes. I didn't have time, I had to consume the whole drink immediately.

I'm great company, I know.

My friend made a rather fabulous choice and went for the cream scone which was served beautifully and (apparently) tasted just as good. I perhaps got a little bit envious, and yeah, maybe I did contemplate ordering one myself... But y'know, moment on the lips, forever on the hips as they stupid people say.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this lovely little cafe to any sweet tooth's out there but please take me with you, I need to try one of their insanely amazing looking milkshakes immediately. (Instagram 'The Great British Cupcakery' to see for yourself but don't blame me when you get food envy, this is your warning!) *update* I went back and had a milkshake and it was just as heavenly as I thought it would be and mooooooreee...... LOOK!

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  1. Oh what I wouldn't give for one of those hot chocolates right now, looks amazing!!

    1. Oh I know, it's like torture looking at that photo haha x

  2. I was in there today and had the raspberry and chocolate scone (with a ridiculous amount of jam and cream!) .. I'm still full now! I just love it and I'm dying to try out their milkshakes .. definitely need to get myself ready for one of those though, they look insane!

    Chloe x

    1. Ah no way, coincidence! I know me too, a group of girls got them when I was in there and I couldn't stop staring! Definitely need to go back and try one x

  3. I am obsessed with cake!!! This place looks amazing, I constantly crave cake!!


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