Ichabod is itchy

September 19, 2006


Filed under: food — by ichabodisitchy @ 5:49 pm

There’s a small cake shop in Soho, called Patisserie Valerie. No doubt there are other PVs, although the one in Soho is the only one I know. Every time I go in there I feel like a kid in the world’s best sweet shop. It has all sorts of deliciousness stacked on it’s shelves, and a warm, cosy feel to it. The cakes come in all shapes and sizes and all flavours– little fruit tarts, almond pastries, strawberry mousse and a whole selection of dainty little chocolate truffles. But it is the chocolate cakes that really make my head spin.

Yesterday was Lewis’ birthday and I went into Patisserie Valerie and bought a chocolate cake. Not just any cake– chocolate sponge, filled with two layers of chocolate filling and encased in a solid layer of semi-dark chocolate, topped off with a superbly decorative flower made of, yep you guessed it– chocolate.

Look at this cake and I think you’ll agree that not only is it a divinely choco-licious cake, but it is also a work of art.


Needless to say, we all overindulged and spent all evening laying around the living room feeling totally chocolated-out! Mmmmmm– but so worth it!



  1. When I was “young” it was the height of sophistication, but I could never afford to go there. I think I did once, with a kind friend. Sadly, I read in the Times today that the “chain” (yikes, I did not realise it was a chain) has been sold.

    Comment by Web editor — September 19, 2006 @ 8:20 pm |Reply

  2. That cake looks SO GOOD! I wish I could have a piece 😦

    Comment by Susan — September 19, 2006 @ 8:52 pm |Reply

  3. Heaven!

    Comment by Minx — September 22, 2006 @ 10:36 am |Reply

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