I am not usually a fan of shopping centres, but the weather was SO awful on Saturday, I had shopping that had to be done and the clincher, they were giving away free champagne in lots of the shops. Champagne is something I find hard to resist, but free champagne …
So off I trotted to the new White City London and it was very big and very brash and everyone seemed impervious to the darkening financial clouds. What they did have though was an outlet of Buttercup, the cup cake shop from South Kensington.
They had trays of confetti coloured cup cakes and even special Halloween cup cakes. I stuck with the Chocolate Purist cup cake because that’s the type of girl I am. They use Belgian chocolate so the cup cake was suitably velvety and decadent. It was very good, although perhaps not quite as good as Hummingbird’s cup cakes. Still, it was a nice place to sit down with a cup of tea and get away from the madness and the lure of free champagne.
Details: Buttercup, White City, Shepherds Bush W12 7GF
Damage: £2.50 per cupcake
Category: Gourmet Shopping, W12