Find us at the Cake & Bake Show this weekend!

Cake & Bake Show 2014

We’re super excited to be setting up stall at the Cake & Bake Show this weekend – come find us (and loads of our cakes) at Earls Court on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! There will also be guest appearances from a whole host of uber-bakers including Rachel Khoo, Eric Lanlard, The Fabulous Baker Bros, John Whaite, Edd Kimber, Frances Quinn and more, plus classes, demonstrations, competitions and more.

Cakes for National Burger Day

NationalBurgerDay Burger cupcakes

Huge thanks and ketchup-tainted high-fives to everyone who came along to Riverside Feast Battersea last week to sample some of our burger cakes alongside meaty offerings from London’s twelve top burgermeisters. We came equipped with two awesome cakey burgers – the Elvis and the Priscilla – as well as sugarcookie fries, yuzu ketchup and caramelised white chocolate dips, and we had a whale of a time.

#CupcakeBattle: Eton Mess vs Caramel Mudslide

#CupcakeBattle - Eton Mess Vs Caramel Mudslide

Favourite cupcake flavours is a topic as hotly-debated in the C&D bakery as who’s turn it is to put the kettle on, and sometimes there’s only one way to settle it – with a good old-fashioned fight to the death (not for the kettle debate of course, that just tends to come down to who wants a cup of tea the most). So it is that we’re running our first #CupcakeBattle over on Instagram: two awesome cupcakes, one victor, and everyone’s a winner!

This week, Eton Mess vs Caramel Mudslide – whichever flavour gets the most ‘likes’ will win Guest of Honour status at our Covent Garden cupcake stall this Thursday, and we’ll have 24 of them to give away to people who can show us their phones with the winning cupcake ‘liked’ (one per person, subject to availability, natch) on the day. Click below for a quick preview of each flavour plus the location of the C&D Covent Garden stall, and Let Battle Commence!

Real Food Fest @ South Bank this weekend!

C&D cupcake stall

A quick heads-up for anyone likely to find themselves in London this bank holiday weekend, especially anybody who might be close to the South Bank – Friday sees the return of the Real Food Festival in, on and around the South Bank and Royal Festival Hall. With over 100 stalls selling some of the UK’s best food, drink and fresh produce it’s a must-visit for foodie fans, and a short walk from Waterloo station and the London Eye. We’ll be there with a huge selection of some of our favourite cupcake flavours (we’ll be changing up the menu every day) and you can find us right outside Royal Festival Hall (near the South Bank steps).

Need more of a reason to come along? How about a free cupcake? That’s right – just click the voucher below and print/display at our South Bank stall on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday and enjoy a free cupcake on us!

Free cupcake South Bank offer   South bank festival map


Find our cupcakes at the Chocolate Festival this weekend!

Crumbs and Doilies chocolate cupcake menu

Great news for London-based chocolate lovers! This Friday sees the return of the Chocolate Festival to London’s South Bank for 3 days of chocolate-inspired indulgence and excitement. There’ll be live demonstrations, free-to-join workshops (make your own Christmas chocolates!), tutored tastings and, of course, over 40 stalls packed with the very best chocolatey goodness you can possibly imagine.

We’ll be hanging out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a very special selection of our favourite chocolate cupcake flavours – there’s even a rumour that our top-secret Velvet Volcano cupcakes may be making an under-the-counter appearance for those in the know…

C&D @ Choc Fest 2012
Royal Festival Hall
South Bank
Fri 7th December 11am-8pm
Sat 8th December 11am-8pm
Sun 9th December 11am-6pm

Cake and Bake Show this weekend!

Cake & Bake Show 2012

If you’re into cakes and baking then you probably already know that this weekend sees the first ever Cake and Bake Show at London’s Earls Court on Saturday and Sunday. A star-studded live event featuring the very best of Britain’s baking talent, the show will include appearances and demonstrations by Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Eric Lanlard, Mich Turner and more. There’ll also be classes available to brush up on your skills, a selection of trade and equipment stands and a marketplace where you’ll be able to buy and try amazing food from the UK’s top bread and cake makers.

You’ll be able to find us in the Marketplace on both the Saturday and the Sunday with a special selection of some of our favourite flavours, as well as a few top-secret cakey surprises. Check out Saturday’s menu below:

Cake & Bake Show 2012 Crumbs and Doilies Menu

The show itself is already very close to being sold out, though some late entry tickets for the Saturday are now on sale, and there may be limited places available on the door. Be sure to check out the Cake & Bake Show club for the latest news on tickets.

Catch us and the cream of UK street food on Exhibition Road!

Exhibition Road Show 2012 with Crumbs and Doilies banner
Hi all. Exciting street food news – the good folk over at Exhibition Road (just near the Natural History and Science Museums) are throwing open the whole street to coincide with the London Olympic Games this summer. From 28th July until the 5th August you’ll be able to find an unbeatable selection of music, culture, dancing, games, brass bands, bars and food, including us and our pals from Eat St, who’ll be bringing the best of British Street Food to the event. We’ll be there on both weekends as well as on Wednesday night, with an awesome array of our favourite cupcake flavours from the new menu.

Full opening times and dates are below – click ‘more’ for a full run-down on the traders appearing.

Sat 28th July: 1030 – 2300 – (with our cupcakes!)
Sun 29th July: 1030 – 2200 – (with our cupcakes!)
Mon 30th July: 1800 – 2200
Tues 31st July: 1800 – 2200
Weds 1st Aug: 1800 – 2200 – (with our cupcakes!)
Thurs 2nd Aug: 1800 – 2200
Fri 3rd Aug: 1800 – 2300
Sat 4th Aug: 1030 – 2300 – (with our cupcakes!)
Sun 5th Aug: 1030 – 2200 – (with our cupcakes!)


mini oreo and banoffee cupcakes


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Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Street Party – recap

Thanks again to everyone who came along to the Fifteen Restaurant’s 10th Birthday Street Party last weekend. Sun shone, music played, amazing food was served and everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Check out a quick video of the day featuring the man himself below, and see if you can spot our cupcakes!

Exciting market news! (2)

More exciting market news – we’ll be joining our pals from the almost-unbelievably-awesome Eat St. as well as the guys from Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa, Fifteen and Fifteen Cornwall this Saturday 30th June in the street outside Jamie’s Fifteen London restaurant (click for a map) to celebrate the laudable (not to mention tasty) establishment’s 10th birthday.

As well as live music, entertainment and jubilant vibes you’ll be able to snack on offerings from Jamie’s restaurants as well as some of the biggest, boldest and best names in British street food, including:

Red Herring Smokehouse, Healthy Yummies, Yum Bun, The Rib Man, The Bowler, Mussel Men, Westonbirt Ice Cream, Toma Mexicano, Big Apple Hot Dogs, Banh Mi11, and, of course, us.

It promises to be an awesome day out and everyone’s invited. See y’all there!


Exciting market news! (1)

Hi all. A couple of exciting bits of market-related news for you this afternoon for those of you in and around London this weekend. First up you’ll be able to find us at the totally awesome StockMKT Night Market on Bermondsey Square on Friday night between 5:30pm-10pm. It’ll be the final evening of two nights of brilliant food, drink and street entertainment and we’ll be bringing a selection of special flavours to celebrate…

You can keep up with all the latest via the @TheStockMKT and of course on Facebook. See you Friday!


Hampton Court Foodies Fest this weekend!

Hi all. Just a quick reminder that you can find us and our cupcakes this weekend at the Foodies Festival at Hampton Court. It should be an amazing weekend of good stuff to eat and fun stuff to see and do if you like food (who doesn’t?), and we’ll be bringing a very special exclusive menu of flavours along with us, including:

Eton Mess
Red Velvet
Cookie Dough
Caramel Mudslide
Coffee & Walnut

…and more! Do stop by and say hello if you’re in the area.


Chocolate Festival this weekend!

I’m not one to resort to initialisms but, like, OMG! I can barely believe that it’s only a couple of short days to go until the Spring Choc Fest on the South Bank! The chocolatey action kicks off on Friday morning and continues on Saturday and Sunday from 11am, and features an amazing line-up of some of the UK’s top choc stars.

We’ll be there on all three days and we’re breaking out all our favourite chocolate flavours especially for the occasion in both big and mini flavours. Raspberry & White Chocolate, Salted Caramel Mudslide, Mexican Hot Choc, Choc Chip Cookie Dough… if you’re very lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the fabled Salted Caramel-filled Devil’s Cupcake!

See you there bean-fiends!


The Choc Fest is go!!

Special market offer this Thursday!

Hi all. Just a quickie to let you know that we’re running a special offer for blog/twitter/facebook pals this and next Thursday at our Covent Garden stall. Just click on the pic above to get your mitts on a voucher that, when presented at C&D Covent Garden, will entitle you to a box of 12 sweet mini cupcakes for just £5! Either print it out or show us the pic on your phone and we’ll hook you up!

Covent Garden & Kings Road return this week!

Good news for London-based cupcake aficionados – our Covent Garden and Kings Road stalls will both re-open for business this week! Catch us at Covent Garden on the East Piazza from 11am-6:30pm Thursday, and on Duke of York Square on the Kings Road from 10am-4pm Saturday!

Covent Garden is now Thursday-Saturday! Plus 10% off this weekend!

Hi all. Exciting market news – our Covent Garden stall will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from now until the 23rd December, so if you’re in the area be sure to pop along and pick up a cupcake! Plus this weekend if you sign up to the Covent Garden newsletter via the link above you’ll receive a voucher for 10% off a whole host of shops in and around Covent Garden, including our stall!