I'm 20 years old and I haven't watched Breakfast at Tiffany's yet. Shame on me! However, I do know what Tiffany & Co gift boxes look like (which girl doesn't?). I wouldn't mind getting one... Anyway, back in December, when I was in London, I collected every possible flyer about what was going on in the city. I found out about a few skating rinks, because I like ice skating. I don't do any complicated maneuvers, I just like skating in a straight line, there and back. Where I live, one hour on the skating rink usually costs about 2€.
I still can't understand why the same 60-minute hour costs 10 times more in London.
Since my hotel was very close to the Natural History museum, I drove by their skating rink every morning. After seeing the prices, I decided that I'd rather spend that money on food. Or anything else. Unfortunately, it was the same at every skating rink I visited. Which brings me to this cupcake.
There are two reasons for this recipe-less cupcake post.
- I have to brag about the official Tiffany's cupcake that I ate in London on 31 December.
- I ate too many donuts during the last two weeks... Shame on me. Consequently, now I'm on a ''diet''. Which means looking at pictures of cupcakes is as good as it gets. Not that I can easily obtain cupcakes here; getting cakes and donuts is much easier. Sigh.
Official Tiffany's cupcake, you say? Yes. There is an old, beautiful building in London, called the Somerset House. During the winter, they build an ice rink in front of it. They also build a temporary Tiffany Tuck Shop, which was my main reason for going there. (You don't have to pay the admission price to get to the Tiffany's shop, go figure.) I've never been to a Tiffany & Co store before. Silly me, after I saw someone coming out of it with a cupcake, I thought: if I buy it, I'll get it in a blue Tiffany's cupcake box! I think everyone would predict the same. After all, this is Tiffany & Co.
Yeah. That didn't happen. They had two different sizes of cupcakes; I chose the bigger one because the bow on it was prettier. It cost 2.5 pounds, which is still cheaper than anywhere else. The bow was made of fondant and it was a lemon cupcake, the first I've ever head. I can't say it was good, but it definitely tasted better than all of the overly sweet cupcakes and cakes everywhere else.
Lesson learned. If you buy a cupcake at Tiffany & Co, you won't get it in a blue box with a bow. After all, it's about a hundred times cheaper than the items that usually come in those boxes.
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