I've had a rather lovely cake-filled day today. I got up early this morning to pop along to the Dough Re Mi bakery on Viewforth for some Mother's Day cupcakes and some yummy freshly baked bread. I was served by the cutest girl who did a great sales job and talked me into buying one of each cupcake variety; carrot cake, vanilla, chocolate ganache and lemon. Hubby was most pleased with the onion bread and made himself a whopper of a ham sandwich when I got home!
As a Mother's Day treat I decided to take my mum to Mimi's Bakehouse at The Shore.
We were welcomed by a very friendly young man who showed us to the table we had reserved, by the window. The decor is just fabulous and the place was packed! By the time we ate, there were literally people queueing out the door. We were sitting amongst lots of groups of women chattering away over cake, pink cava and tea, families with children and couples enjoying a lazy weekend brunch. There was real buzz about the place, an atmosphere that we were all part of something very special indeed...
Crowning the top of our tower was two varieties of scones, still warm from the oven, light and fluffy with a generous pot of clotted cream and Mimi's homemade jam.