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We're not sure if this will turn in to a food trend or not..(probably not). But new to the London foodie scene are - Vinda-chockie-loo cupcakes... and if you're unsure about the combination of chocolate curry and cupcakes not to worry - you can try them for free at Primrose Hill Market!

These Vinda-chockie-loo creations have been put together to celebrate National Curry Week and National Chocolate Week (9th-15th Oct). They incorporate the aromatic flavours of India with creamy variants of chocolate in light and oh-so-delicious sponges. So far so good..

Celebrating the launch of Chopped, the show that uses the unlikeliest pairings to bring together the tastiest dishes, Food Network has partnered with culinary wizards Flavourtown to create the Vinda-Chockie-Loo Trio.

The tantalising trio unites some of the key ingredients in Vindaloo – such as turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and chilli – with the warm, smooth and buttery flavours of chocolate – including ganache, rich butter cream, chocolate truffles and even an award-winning brownie. And this magical creation wouldn’t be complete without a chilli chocolate unicorn cupcake; as fierce as its flavour blend!

The competitors on Chopped know all about unusual food combinations as they fight it out to create unique and delicious dishes over three rounds in each show to create an appetiser, entrée and dessert – using mystery ingredients based around different themes.

To try one of the gorgeous Vinda-Chockie-Loo cupcakes, Food Network and Flavourtown will be giving away 100 Golden Unicorn cupcakes on Saturday 14th October at Primrose Hill Market from 10AM to 11AM. They are going to go like hot cakes, so get there fast.

Phillip Luff, Managing Director, Scripps Networks Interactive, UK & EMEA said“Our team is food-obsessed and have absolutely loved creating this heavenly fusion of British favourites to launch the new series of Chopped, where the competitors get to bring together unusual flavour combinations in every episode.

Flavourtown’s Chief taster Mark Brooks said, “The idea of taking two polar cake opposites and turning them into utterly delicious bonkers cake flavours is what we do best and the Vinda-Chockie-Loo Trio is a testament to that! With a focus on flavour, we took all the best spices from the classic Vindaloo curry and combined them with one of the best chocolate and cocoa powders in the world, resulting in a one-of-a-kind creation.”

unnamed-4Brew’s Custard and Apple Cupcakes

To celebrate Cupcake Week which starts on Monday 14th September, Brew, who bake all their cakes in-store will be selling a limited edition, and very autumnal custard and apple cupcake.

These dainty and very delicious vanilla sponges are filled with creamy custard and apple and all topped off with pink white chocolate and a cherry.

Brew’s pink cupcakes will also be available for the whole of October too as a nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will be sold at a price of £2 each - ALL of which will go to the charity.

And if guests tweet in a picture of their cupcake, Brew will give an extra £1 to the charity!

What could be better than enjoying a delicious cupcake and supporting an amazing cause all in one go? Head to Brew’s website for more details:



North London’s finest cupcakes from Sweet Things of Primrose Hill

Award winning cafe and cake shop Sweet Things serves a range of scrumptious treats perfect to enjoy on Cupcake Week! Choose from a selection of mini or regular size cakes, in flavours such as red velvet, oreo, salted caramel or strawberry cheesecake. For special occasions, giant cupcakes are also available, which can be personalised - perfect for birthday parties. In addition, owner of Sweet Things, Natalie Allen offers cupcake masterclasses, where she can share her tips on how to create the perfect cakes so you can re-create them at home. For more information, please visit http://www.sweetthings.biz/the-shop-bakery.


Fulham’s finest cupcakes from Halva Bakery.

Halva Bakery & Patisserie is now officially open and is offering bespoke cupcakes, with a French twist for cupcake week. Baked fresh every day in store using the finest ingredients, Halva are offering three delicious flavours; Bubble gum and Raspberry Jam, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate. Rather than using the traditional go-to butter cream for the topping, Halva have stuck to their roots by using a fluffier (and French-er) Ganache Montée cream. For more information on Halva’s delightful offerings, sweet or savoury, visit: www.halvabakery.co.uk

KupkaseFormer producer of BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra, Kasey Clarke has left after 12 years to start her own baking business venture  Kupkake  and is now launching her leading product Kake Pot exclusively to Selfridges next week Monday.

She has been commended in her first year by Streatham Business Award for Best Small Entrepeneur of the Year in 2014 and a finalist in the National Cupcake award in 2013, Kupkake has turned many heads in such a short period of time because of it's bespoke designs and its overwhelming flavours to make any occasions deliciously WOW!  

Kake Pots is a personal cake created for pure pleasure for a perfect sweet treat on the go or even a cute mail-able gift for family or friends.

Encased in a reusable tulip WECK jar, Kake pot is an indulgent cake dessert with a light flavoured sponge, dressed in a silky cream cheese frosting. Kupkake is bringing summer closer by giving you a choice of 10 unique mouth-watering flavours.

From gluten free to home-made ganache Kasey has managed a way to cater to all by using fine organic, free-range and fair-trade ingredients so you can enjoy with no guilty conscious.


butterkist cupcakes lolasButterkist - takes you right back to the Blockbuster years doesn't it - when you would spend hours scanning shelves of videos because you couldn't do a search online and when you grabbed your bag of Butterkist popcorn to top off your movie night at the till whilst you thought what a pain it was going to be to return that video tape in the morning.

Well Butterkist are celebrating with the wonderful Lola's Cupcakes. This September will mark their 100th birthday. To commemorate this incredible milestone, Butterkist has partnered with gourmet bakery, Lola’s Cupcakes to create a limited edition range of popcorn-inspired anniversary cupcakes.

Butterkist is known for its deliciously innovative recipes and has collaborated with Lola’s Cupcakes to create two new cupcake flavours, Salted Caramel Popcorn and Toffee Popcorn. The new cupcakes will be available in all Lola’s Cupcakes stores for a limited time from the 7th September until the end of the month.

The Butterkist Salted Caramel Popcorn cupcake combines a light chocolate sponge with salted caramel icing. The delicious cupcake is decorated with an explosion of Butterkist Limited Edition Salted Caramel popcorn drizzled in chocolate ganache, making it the perfect birthday indulgence.

Butterkist’s Toffee popcorn has also been given a sensational cupcake makeover. The result is an eye catching toffee flavoured cupcake topped with Butterkist Toffee popcorn - the perfect union for celebrating Butterkist’s big birthday in sweet style.

Helena Blincow, brand manager at Butterkist, commented: “Butterkist is delighted to be collaborating with Lola’s Cupcakes to mark its 100th birthday. We are the UK’s longest established and bestselling popcorn brand and this unique partnership is testament of our ongoing commitment to putting fun and innovation at the heart of everything we do. Both varieties of the anniversary cupcakes are truly delicious, and are a special treat worthy of a milestone Butterkist birthday.”

•       Butterkist Limited Edition Salted Caramel and Toffee cupcakes will retail at £3.15 and are available from all Lola’s Cupcakes stores from 7th September until the end of the month. For store locations visit the Lola’s Cupcakes website.
•       Butterkist Limited Edition Salted Caramel popcorn RRP: £1.49 available from 1st September 2014 from supermarkets nationwide.
•       Butterkist Toffee popcorn RRP: £1.49 is available from supermarkets nationwide.

For more information on Butterkist, please visit the website , Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information on Lola’s Cupcakes, please visit the website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

cupcakesDo you think a box of Hummingbird cupcakes is the perfect gift for Valentines? We certainly do! Maybe add a bottle of champagne and you have yourself the perfect Valentines evening picknic.

You can win a box of these beauties that Hummingbird is making especially for Valentines Day by tweeting us with the hastag #hummingbirdVday and telling us why your loved one deserves a box of cupcakes. Find our Twitter here.

A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday next week. be aware that the winner will need to pick their prize up from one of the London Hummingbird Bakeries by Thursday.