MORE

Victoria's Kitchen: London Should Win Gold in the Cupcake Olympics

Sweet literary snacks
Sweet literary snacks
Victoria's Kitchen

We think it's fair to say that, although we clearly are better at Olympic sports (OK, we'll give them dressage), the Brits are a tad more sophisticated than us Yanks. Case in point: Our "fancy" cupcakes might feature Oscar the Grouch or perhaps a pretty rose or cute doggie. British fancy cupcakes sport such items as perfect replicas of literary classics. These are from Victoria's Kitchen in London, a home-based boutique bakery specializing in "beautiful bespoke" cupcakes, cakes and cookies. This particular batch is for a woman celebrating her 60th birthday, and features some of the books that have shaped her life, including soccer star Christiano Ronaldo's autobiography and Chicken Licken.

Turn the page for more lovely samples. Please Victoria, can you toss some across the Pond? Please? We're really sorry about George Washington!

Daisy and polka dot cupcakes
Daisy and polka dot cupcakes
Victoria's Kitchen
Ivory Vintage Wedding cupcakes
Ivory Vintage Wedding cupcakes
Victoria's Kitchen
Rock 'n' Roll cupcakes -- "for brides with attitude"
Rock 'n' Roll cupcakes -- "for brides with attitude"
Victoria's Kitchen
Beach cupcakes with delicious sand
Beach cupcakes with delicious sand
Victoria's Kitchen
Vanilla bean cupcakes with gold leaf accents
Vanilla bean cupcakes with gold leaf accents
Victoria's Kitchen
Vintage Cameo cupcakes
Vintage Cameo cupcakes
Victoria's Kitchen
Tiffany cupcakes
Tiffany cupcakes
Victoria's Kitchen

We may have won the Revolution. But we have been creamed by the Redcoats in the Cupcake War.


Want more Squid Ink? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook, and follow Samantha Bonar at @samanthabonar.

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >