Saturday, 1 March 2014

Sweet Sensations

There's not many things that will get me out of bed at 6:30 am in the morning on a Saturday, a trip to the Metrocentre is one of them.  I'm that keen to get to the shops before the crowds that I'm quite willing to leap out of bed just to beat everyone else to the changing rooms.

Last weekend I decided to go for a wander around the shops to try on a few clothes in the hope of finding something nice for my birthday.  Unfortunately it was one of those days where I found nothing to get me excited (apart from some My Little Pony PJs in Primark that I may well go and buy this afternoon) so instead I spent most of my day looking forward to my cake date.

One of the best things about blogging, especially when I'm setting up life in a new city, has been the lovely people that I've got talking to.  I've recently joined a fun new twitter chat on a Sunday evening especially for bloggers over 30.  We tend to spend the hour reminiscing about our awful 90s fashion mistakes, boy bands we lusted over in our teens, Heather Shimmer Rimmel lipstick and encouraging each other to run round the supermarket hunting out Um Bongo and Sunny D.  Lucky for me Lisa, one of these lovely ladies lives very close to me so we thought it would be a nice to meet up for some cake.

As soon as Lisa mentioned Sweet Valley High and Take That I knew we'd get on well so I was very
excited about meeting up with her for some sweet treats.  She was just as lovely in the flesh as she is behind her computer screen and I'm very pleased I've found a new friend who loves cake as much as me. 

The Metrocentre has a few nice places for cake if you know where to look.    Sweet Sensations is situated in the Village which is an area of the mall that I really love.  As soon as you turn the corner into the Village you are suddenly far away from the hustle and bustle of modern shops and transported to a quaint traditional village with gorgeous shops in pretty buildings. 






Sweet Sensations boasts it's own little Mill and has colourful flowers scattered around.  If you choose to sit "outside" you have a great position to people watch whilst enjoying your beautiful surroundings.



I was really impressed with the selection of cake, I wanted a slice of everything so picking just one thing to have was very tough.    The cake counter at the front of the shop was crammed full and just as I thought I'd made my final decision I realised there were even more cakes by the till.  Talk about being spoilt.



I eventually opted for a lovely Apple pie complete with a toffee topping which  I had warm and served with cream.  It was so delicious and a really generous slice.  I will definitely be back for more, especially as I spotted they do afternoon tea. 

Lisa and I are already talking about our next cake adventure, our aim is to eat the very best and biggest cakes that we can find  ... all for the sake of our blogs of course!

13 comments:

  1. Yaaay! Funnily enough I've just been looking online at what looks like an AMAZING cake place and immediately thought of you!! Check out The Pudding Parlour in Hexham :) xx
    http://www.isitjustmeme.co.uk/

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    1. Love how you've only known me a short while and already you associate me with cake :p

      My boss lives in Hexham, I might try and convince him to bring me something to work from the Pudding Parlour, he did once buy me a cupcake from the Great British Cupcakery when I hinted so you never know x

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  2. I need that apple pie in my life!..
    Blogger meet is obviously no where near MetroCentre, so I can't make you ladies take me there, but I suggest a mooch and apple pie meet sometime soon?? :)
    I love the village area of Metro, there's some great shops. :)

    Caroline.x
    notesfromcaroline

    ps- I need one of those caramel shortbreads for the journey home... :p

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    1. I'm definitely up for that .... all help eating cake gratefully received :D

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  3. That apple pie looks amazing! And the fact that you can have it with cream...I am quite jealous :-) xx

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    1. I was thrown when they asked me if I wanted it warm or not ... then they gave me quite a few cream options to pick from as well!

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  4. Way too many choices for me! Looks like a cool place!

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    1. I really really struggled! I'll just have to go back and try more!

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  5. I really enjoy reading your blog, and this looks like a hidden gem for a cake date! I love Olive & Bean, in the centre of Newcastle, have you been before? I think you'd like it!

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    1. Awwwwwwww thank you so much :) Coming from one of my favourite local blogs that's made my day!

      I'm actually planning an Olive & Bean trip later this month, it's my birthday and I have the day off so am thinking about maybe doing the afternoon tea :D

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    2. Thanks! I'm glad you like the blog!
      That sounds like a good plan. I haven't had afternoon tea there yet (everything else on the menu, nearly yes!) but I've heard lots of good things about it!

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  6. Omg... I haven't been here in ages! I last went with my Mom about a year ago & devoured the scones they do. Definitely going to have to pay a visit sometime soon x

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    1. I definitely need to go back for the afternoon tea, it's such a good find x

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