Spring has sprung and Easter is hurtling towards us with its sugar-coated deliciousness. Here are three of our favourite sweet treats that we can’t wait to indulge in…
The Easter Afternoon Tea At Home from Conrad London St. James (above) is full of traditional and contemporary sweet delights, including Simnel Cake, Bunny Macaroon, egg-shaped Apricot and Pistachio Sponge Delice and a Jivara Chocolate and Passionfruit Tartlet topped with a cute bird's nest and mini-eggs, along with finger sandwiches, a delicious red onion tartlet with smoked bacon and sundered tomatoes and scones with lemon curd, strawberry compote and Devonshire clotted cream. £55.00 for two people or £99.00 for two with a bottle of Pommery Champagne, including free three mile delivery from Westminster (additional delivery fee applies for deliveries up to 6 miles). The tea can also be pre-ordered and collected from the hotel. Order from [email protected] or call 0203 301 8080.
Doyenne of dessert Creams Café has teamed up with Cadbury’s this Easter to create a delectable range of doughnuts, topped with Cadbury Creme Eggs® and Cadbury Mini Eggs® (£8.95). There’s also a sky-high pancake stack on the menu, topped with Cadbury Mini Eggs® (£6.95). These egg-stra special treats are available to order online until 9th April (or while stocks last) from www.creamscafe.com.
Luxury French tea emporium, Mariage Frères, has just launched a beautiful new box of tea-infused ‘Joyeux’ Easter Eggs - creamy ganache infused with Thé de Pâques crème brûlée under a crisp shell of chocolate speckled with colourful, festive dots. Each box features four delicious flavours: dark chocolate ganache, almond, almond praline and hazelnut gianduja, priced at £39. All products are available at Selfridges London or for nationwide delivery from www.mariagefreres.com.
Let the cheesecake wizards Pleesecakes bring the wow factor to your Easter table and picnic spreads this year. The Dip-Dip Hooray (£42, serves 8-10) cake features a double chocolate digestive biscuit base, vanilla cheesecake mixed with crushed Cadbury’s Mini Eggs and rainbow sprinkles, topped with Easter confectionary and an orange blossom yolk, plus toasted hot cross bun dipping soldiers! For all the family, the Happy Pleeseter Bundle (£36) includes six cheesecake flavours; Carrot Cake, Crème Egg, Mini Eggs, Hershey’s Blondie, Reese’s Brownies and Hot Cross Bun. Delivery is within a 70-mile radius of RH1, which covers London and the South East, or collect from Pleesecakes HQ in Redhill, Surrey. www.pleesecakes.com
Enjoy all the alfresco fun and festivities with PAUL bakery’s collection of Easter treats. From the new Spring Sharing Box (£26.95) featuring two Fraisier bunnies, egg-shaped chocolate cakes and a box of 12 jewel-like mini macarons to Fruit or Chocolate Hot Cross Buns (£1.50 each, 5 for £4, 8 for £8); a family Breadmaking DIY kit (£38) and Eggceptional Carrot Cake (£23.95, serves 4 - 6) – there’s something for everyone. Available online from 19th March, delivery to select London and Oxford postcodes. The Carrot Cake and Hot Cross Buns are also available in-store, and the DIY kit for nationwide delivery. www.paul-uk.com