It’s a bona fide cake emergency. Our good friend Ellen got in touch to ask: where’s the best cake in Dublin 2?
Yesterday at work my mate suggested we buy cakes to bring home and eat whilst watching the Great British Bake Off. She’s evil that one, and also a genius. We tried one cake shop but their wares did not meet the standards of our inner Mary Berrys so we are on the look out for a new cake source for next Tuesday. If anyone can recommend somewhere walkable from Dublin 2 we would love to know about it.
She clarified, when asked if following the Great British Bake Off’s lead and baking their own cakes was an option:
I have gone beyond baking now and am ‘taking it to the next level’ which is pure eating. I feel my skills are best employed in this arena and I consistently perform well.
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth myself, but am constantly exposed to cake in my cake-crazed office. From my sugary experiences at work, I think The Queen of Tarts is a little over-rated (although their sandwiches are great). The Cake Cafe is pretty magic. Avoca also do really good brownies and flapjacks and that kind of thing; I’ve never tried their cakes.
Ellen and her pal might also get good pastries in some of the French patisseries around town, such as La Maison Gourmet on Castle Market or Le Petit Parisien which has cafes on Wicklow St and Dame St.
But enough of my ill-informed, cake-indifferent opinions. What do you think? What are the best cake shops and bakeries in Dublin 2?