If you’re the type that likes indulging in edible treats of the pretty and sweet variety, I’d suggest making the trip out to Birkenhead to enjoy some of the many delicious cupcakes on offer at Bloom Cupcakes. As with most things cute featured on this blog, it was my friend Shirl who introduced me to the Bloom goodness when she bought over a selection of cupcakes including the Mini macarons on top of chocolate ganache, and banana blast – with cream cheese frosting topped with fudge crumble, banana chip and sprinkles. I was sold. For the full experience though, you need to venture to the adorable shop, where the cakes tower on plexi-glass shelving. There, you’re given the option of hot tea to perfectly match your chosen flavour, or peach ice tea – which is beautifully displayed in a large glass jar filled with ice, freshly brewed peach tea and peach syrup. Most days, they post up the flavours that are available on their facebook page – (today includes creamy custard & cherry blossom, fyi) so keep an eye on them there, and when a flavour that tickles your fancy pops up – I suggest you do something about it.
Bloom Cupcakes : 219 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, North Shore