Right this moment I have to say I deserve something amazing. Like totally amazing.
Why do I deserve such awesomeness? Well because today I worked. For free. I helped out at the Bea’s of Bloomsbury stand at Taste of London, and ok so I thought it would be six hours of chit-chatting and cupcake swapping but oh-mother-of-my-lazy-punk-ass-ness, it was not that at all.
Call me soft, but we worked so hard today that it’s now 9pm and my back, my arms and how the f**k I don’t know but my butt hurts!
The stand was totally amazing though. Bea and her crazy super team brought in dozens of boxes of freshly made (from the wee hours of the morning) cupcakes just for the show, and we piled the gorgeous little devils into sets of fantastic vintage-style drawers that drew in the crowds but ah, goddamn that clear glass which brings you so close but oh so far from utter deliciousness.
We sold cupcakes and lychee & raspberry martinis til we had to laugh or we really would have cried. Who knew selling cupcakes would be such hard work?
Another star of the Bea’s booth were the meringues. Monster-sized fluffs of sugar, covered in raspberry purée. I mean, really. Oh my god YUM.
Delirious and tired and strangely very satisfied, I managed to sneak home with four cupcakes and one giant meringue and after scoffing down some pizza for dinner, I’m now sitting here with my Eton mess, made with non other than Bea’s monster meringues which I’m sure makes it all the more perfect.
I’m going back to the Taste festival tomorrow but for fun and I am bursting at the seams, crazy excited to lose myself in all of the deliciousness on offer. Stay tuned, I’m sure there will be a blog post 😉
ps. Here’s a better blog and more detailed recipe for a traditional Eton mess.
Fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries)
Thickened cream, clotted cream or ice cream
|Serves how ever many you want!|