The Great British Cupcakery which lives near Newcastle Quayside has recently undergone a restyle to its bakehouse and parlour. Since opening back in 2013 this sensational cupcakery has been a winner with the locals.
In the beginning it was their unique and spectacular milkshakes which brought fame amongst the company. Instagram was filled with the GB Cupcakery hashtag with queues coming out of the door onto Queen Street. At the end of July this year this newly famous cake and coffee shop went under 2 weeks of renovation transforming the design of the café into something in the style of Peggy Porschen.
After a gorgeous Sunday roast I had with a good friend of mine we decided to try our luck for a table at the GB Cupcakery. I was expecting it to be packed and we even had back up options but we somehow manage to time it perfectly to get the last table which was by the window. I won’t lie, I was in absolute ore of the renovation and everyone else sat at the china looking white tables were too. There were constant photos being taken of their new floral feature wall. A new Instagram trend is going to happen hear I think.
After taking in the amazing décor we finally got round to choosing the sweet desert we each wanted. Their menu listed the popular bubble waffles with fillings from Nutella to sugary sweets. Sandwiches and quiches are also available to have as well some cake, also afternoon tea is on offer at GB Cupcakery but the staff do recommend you book for this order.
The counter displays a variety of sweet treats. From salted caramel cheese cakes to billionaires rocky roads and Lemon Mess cake caught my eye straight away. There was also a glass case showing off the bakery’s trinket cupcakes all priced at around £2.50. With so many different flavours my friend and I were stuck for choice. I ended up going for an Eton mess cupcake which consisted of a light vanilla sponge with red strawberry fruit bits embedding into the cake topped with a baby pink coloured strawberry icing. To finish this beautifully cute cake off was a fresh strawberry and a mini meringue. The taste? Absolutely divine! The cake wasn’t dense but instead light and fluffy with the flavours of vanilla, strawberry and the crunch of the meringue collectively perfect together.
My friend went for the ultimate rich cupcake, the chocolate brownie. A chocolate sponge again which was light was topped with chocolate moose-tasting icing piped perfectly in a circle on the top with a brownie added for show. I had a taste of the brownie and…so indulgent. A crispy and flaky outside hit my taste buds first with the gooey centre of the brownie following as a contrast. Amazing
Unfortunately we were both too full to have any kind of fancy drink but the pink coffee looks so good. Apparently it tastes amazing too so I am extremely intrigued to try that one out on my next visit. I would highly recommend the Great British Cupcakery to all Geordies and locals alike as well as any cake lovers who fancy a trip to Newcastle upon Tyne to experience such beauty and style in both the cakes and the art work of decoration. I am super excited to see this family run business flourish even further in their success as they have done an amazing job so far. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of their pink coffees and a bubble waffle. Top tip for visitors, make sure your cameras are at the ready