Saturday, 14 February 2015

Love is ... The Pudding Parlour

As my social media slowly fills up with people posting photos of their big bunches of flowers and expensive jewellery whilst announcing to the world that they are "blessed", I've decided to come and talk to you all about my second great love - CAKE!

So far, my Valentines has consisted of getting my mop chopped, a mooch round the shops and battling round Tescos - whilst poor old Simon has been sitting on the couch recovering from Man Flu.

We don't really make a big fuss out of Valentines Day and, as with every other day, the highlight for us is spending time together and eating food. 

Our plan for this evening is to lounge about watching films - one chosen by him (something very geeky) and something chosen by me (some awful Rom Com) whilst feasting on sugar.  We decided we needed a special kind of treat and in the spirit of Valentines we decided to support local and get some cake from the Pudding Parlour.



The Pudding Parlour is a decadent dessert company based in Northumberland with stores in Hexham and Morpeth.  Living in Newcastle (and without a car .. sob!) I'd had to admire the delicious looking cakes from afar, knowing that it would probably be a good long while before I could try any.   So imagine how happy I was when the Pudding Parlour opened a counter in the Food Hall at Fenwick.



I popped along this afternoon to pick something out for our Valentines evening and was shocked by the amount of cakes on offer.   From British classic cakes to American desserts and a few unique treats invented in the Parlour, there were so many to look at I had to phone Simon from the counter just to read out some of them to him so he could make a decision - I didn't want to get it wrong!



In the end I chose the Black Forest Layer Cake and Simon went for the Caramel Cake.  It wasn't the easiest of decisions and I urge anyone living near Newcastle to head to Fenwick and take a look at the counter for yourselves.   I know I will definitely be back - I have my eye on the Custard Cream Cake and the Toblerone Cheesecake!



Whilst we're here, I'll let you into a little secret.  There is also somewhere else you can get Pudding Parlour goodies in  Newcastle.   The recently opened Longhorns Barbecue Smokehouse are serving up a variety of the American inspired treats so if you find yourself there make sure you save some room for dessert.

The Pudding Parlour also make rather spectacular cakes for special occasions and offer a variety of cake decorating and baking classes which I really want to check out some time.



Let me know if you've been to the Pudding Parlour and if you have any recommendations of which cakes I should try next.

21 comments:

  1. Those cakes look amazing - as a cake lover, I'm amazed that the "Pudding Parlour" brand has passed me by.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  2. Ahh, these cakes look sooooo good! <3 Especially the chocolate. My timelines are filled with roses and gifts as well. So glad you decided to feature cake out of all these things, haha! Hope you had a good Valentine (and definitely adding the Pudding Parlour into my list of places to visit right now) xx

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

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    1. Cake always rates far higher than flowers with me :)

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  3. I want to try their custard cream cake, it's always on Instagram! But I killed myself with brownies last night so I think I'll wait a while ha! Hope you had a good one!

    Kay xx
    Idreamofcoco.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I have the Pudding Parlour bug now, I need to go back and try everything else!

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  4. Ooo these look amazing, next time I'm in Fenwicks I'm definitely going to have to give them a try. Just want to say absolutely loved your posts from Simon this week, you are such a lovely couple x

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    1. Thank you so much :) So sweet of you to say!

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  5. My mam lives near Hexham and I had no idea this was there! Guess where I'm going when I visit next month?

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    1. I bet the Parlour there is gorgeous, in Fenwick its just a counter, imagine a whole shop full - wow!

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  6. MMMMM Hope you enjoyed! I am so excited for The Pudding Parlour opening in Morpeth later this month as we go there quite often. Loving your cake photography! #NEBrilliantbloggers

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    1. Thank you :) Took a while to set up my temporary photography studio but I'm really pleased with the results!

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  7. Oooh these look amazing! I live pretty close to Morpeth so I might just have to make a trip! :D xxx

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  8. Nothing beats a huge slice of cake and these look wonderful. My favourite cake is lemon drizzle or passion fruit and poppy seed yummy Lucy x

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    1. It almost defeated me and you know what a professional cake eater I am!

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  9. ANOTHER reason to visit Newcastle :p

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  10. I'm gutted I couldn't make their opening in Morpeth - I need to make a trip pronto! #LoveNorthEast

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