First up is Kooky Bakes, the cupcakes I purchased from just outside Brick Lane’s Sunday Up Market. There were so many vendors selling cupcakes around Brick Lane that I had trouble deciding which to choose. Kooky Bakes’ white chocolate and raspberry cupcake drew me in, so I returned there at the end of the day. While I’ve eaten a lot of cupcakes over the year, I’m not actually sure I’ve ever had a white chocolate and raspberry one. This is however my favourite flavour of gelato.
I bought two cupcakes from Kooky Bakes near the end of the day, and was given a 50p discount. The two cupcakes cost £4 and were wrapped individually in paper bags in a way that didn’t damage the icing. The other cupcake I bought for Carly was red velvet with cream cheese icing. The white chocolate raspberry cake was moist and had an unexpected, but pleasant, surprise in the form of a raspberry filling. The icing was the right level of sweet, and overall very delicious.
For a small vendor at a market, Kooky Bakes had a large selection of cupcakes, whoopie pies (which in general I have yet to try), and possibly even cookies. Full section is listed on their website. The vendor has prime real estate just on the way out from the Sunday Up Market, making it easy to find amidst a large number of vendors. The only downside is the plethora of baked goods vendors to choose from. I will definitely try to eat my way through more of Brick Lane on my next visit to London. If you’re there, go try Kooky Cakes; you won’t be disappointed.