Cheesecake…? What Cheesecake?!

I was walking past one of my favourite Muswell Hill bakeries today for the first time in three years. Its hallmark used to be a delicious tray of freshly baked cheesecake gracing the window. Well, it seems that standards have slipped abominably since I left town three years ago:

MWH Bakery

WTF is this?! Alien turds…???

On a more positive note, I’ve had the most fabulous day, meeting up with a number of pals and flitting from one cake paradise to another in the process.

I spent the afternoon in Marylebone, where I used to live as a student (oh sweet nostalgia…) with local resident Karolyn. She is the author of one of my favourite blogs, Distant Drumlin, and one of the most lovely people on earth.

Simone and Karolyn in Patisserie Valerie

Karolyn and I in Patisserie Valerie, dosed up on cake and Earl Grey.

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40 thoughts on “Cheesecake…? What Cheesecake?!

  1. Lynda

    It really is fun when you can meet up with a fellow blogger you know and like. I’ve done this twice so far. I am sorry about those cheese cake fakes. I would have been as disappointed as you were!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I’ve done it three times, and it’s always been great πŸ™‚ I had two cakes yesterday (three, in fact, seeing as two of them were half-cakes), so that alleviated my distress somewhat.

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  2. Kim in Fiji

    I find it FANTASTIC that you two know each other in person! Maybe I’ll get to read about the meet-up twice this way :). Gives me hope that the two of you will pop up in Fiji sometime as well. …. So …. what’dcha talk about?

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      In fact, we were talking about you and your fabulous blog – your ears must have been burning πŸ˜‰ Plus a few rants about bad spelling and grammar (not yours, lol).
      And we’d love nothing more than a cake outing in Fiji…

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  3. linnetmoss

    Great picture of you two, but what about the strawberry millefeuille? Actually, I would have settled for eggs on toast with mushrooms and tomatoes. So British πŸ™‚
    As for the impostor cheesecakes, if I owned a bakery, that’s the last thing I would put in the window.

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  4. Jackie Cangro

    Oh those are sad little cheesecakes. Or paper weights. I’m not sure. But wonderful to see friends regardless.

    I hope to have some food porn for you in a few weeks when I’m back from vacay. πŸ™‚

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      They are not cheesecakes. The cheesecake usually sits there, but not that day, they put these pathetic turds there and forgot to remove the cheesecake sign.
      Can’t wait for your pics πŸ™‚

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  5. NancyTex

    That window pic is the antithesis of food porn. Bah!

    ps Lovely pic of you and your friend. I just spent the weekend with a bloggy friend in Charleston, SC (am actually commenting at the Atlanta airport). πŸ™‚

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