Sunday, 30 March 2008

Red Velvet Cake

Yesterday afternoon, I took a trip to Portobello Road, and whilst there I popped in to the excellent Hummingbird Bakery.

My reason was to pick up two slices of their Red Velvet Cake... it's a firm favourite with us. P and I chose this for our wedding cake, back in December, and it went down an absolute treat with everyone... the only problem being that on the day I didn't really get to have as much as I'd have liked.

7 comments:

Kate said...

ohhh cake.
Is this the one with beetroot? I love that cake.
I want to come home.

Mrs.French said...

I have yet to taste a proper red velvet cake...every slice I have ever sampled has been dry and uninspiring. This looks like it could change my mind.

Krissy said...

Red velvet is my favorite cake. I sneak to the cupcake spot around town sometimes just to get 1 and not have to share!!

read me... said...

Kate, yes, I think that originally this cake was dyed with beetroot --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_velvet_cake

Mrs.French, lovely of you to visit read me... sorry to hear of the sub-standard red velvet cake action you've experienced. Hummingbird's is really delicious...

Krissy, clearly you have great taste... & everyone needs a sneaky treat from time to time! x

Bird Bath said...

I'm fascinated by the red velvet cake-never tried it but it sounds so decadent. Maybe I'll have a whirl at making one for my birthday.

Dad said...

Hello fellow Londoner.

I hope you don't mind but I "followed" you here from a comment you left on simply breakfast's blog and saw that you had a thing for red velvet cake.

This cake was featured on (possibly) my favourite food blog and you can read it here:

http://desertcandy.blogspot.com/2007/03/big-hair-big-welcome.html

I hope I guessed correctly!

Regards

Dad

read me... said...

Hi Dad... am so glad to visited and thanks so much for leaving the link... i am heading over there to check it out now. then i'll be over to you...

Hope you make it back to read me... again!