Cox Cookies and Cake
Shoe guru Patrick Cox has teamed up with patissier Eric Lanlard – aka Cake Boy – to launch his own bakery, Cox Cookies & Cake, opening in Soho on 1 September.
Eric and Patrick were introduced by mutual pal Elizabeth Hurley, and their joint venture will feature glossy black floors, disco-inspired walls and Patrick’s mum’s own-recipe Nanaimo Bars – coconut chocolate biscuits sandwiched with custard vanilla butter cream and coated in melted dark chocolate.
Cake Boy will certainly be busy this autumn – he’s created a fragrance-inspired afternoon tea for Harrods to be enjoyed alongside The Perfume Diaries exhibition (curated by perfumier Roja Dove; 2 September - 2 October; visit Harrods.com for info). Desserts include the Shot St Honoré, left – vanilla cream, meringue, raspberries, lychees, rose petal mousse and a “pipette” of lemongrass and coconut to drench. Yum!
And if your sweet tooth can’t wait? LOLA’s Cupcakes launches at Topshop’s flagship Oxford Circus store next week, so you can pick up an adorable mini cupcake for £1.10 in flavours like rocky road, peanut butter or red velvet. We’re not quite sure how we’re going to be able to try on all those body-con dresses if this sugary fashion lark keeps up…