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REVIEW: Konditor & Cook, Spitalfields

REVIEW: Konditor & Cook, Spitalfields

WHAT? Purveyor of ‘London’s best birthday cakes’, Konditor & Cook has some stiff competition in the form of old favourites Lola’s, Hummingbird and more recently, Primrose Bakery.

But offering baking and cake decorating classes (‘Cake School’), an emergency cake hotline, handcrafted cakes by consultation and a tempting range of ooey gooey brownies and hot chocolates, we heard this place had the edge.

WHERE?  There are branches in Waterloo, Goodge Street, Spitalfields, Borough Market, Chancery Lane and the Gherkin – and there’s a Cake School in Stamford, too.

We put the Spitalfields branch to the test by ordering a (huge, simply gargantuan) 7″ Victoria Sponge. Upon pick up one Sunday morning, staff were super chatty and helpful, a friendly atmosphere in the cafe as a family thoroughly enjoyed a wedding cake tasting, walked through by an assistant who clearly knew his red velvet from his lemon chiffon.

We were thrilled to find the classic English recipe done well, simply sandwiched with England preserve raspberry jam and a generous layer of vanilla bean frosting. Usually finished with a dusting of icing sugar, they kindly obliged when we asked for the cake to be iced with a birthday message.

WHY GO? For the creamiest frosting you’ve ever tried in your life, plus impossibly moist cake and pretty, personalised messages every time. The Waterloo and Gherkin shops serve a delicious range of savoury food, too.

HOW MUCH: 7″ round frosted cakes (feeding 8-10 people) are £32 + £5 for personalised decoration.

DETAILS: Cake Hotline: 020 7633 3333

Amy Everett is FashionBite's food and travel editor, she also writes for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian Travel, Stylist, Shortlist, Red, Cosmopolitan and more.

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