gluten free

Confession time

So, do you ever buy things because they are pretty and you want to photograph them? I must confess, ahem, to have done this on occasion.... I feel far less guilty, though, when said pretty photogenic items are edible. And even less guilty when they have been bought for guests :)

I reckon pastel coloured macaroons are up there with cup cakes in the pretty photogenic stakes. The ones below were from Rick's Cafe on the Cowley Road and I can confirm they are every bit as delicious as they look - and gluten-free too :) Happy Thursday everyone!

Om nom nom
Balancing act
Pretty pastel noms *2*
Pretty pastel noms *1*

Cupcake lusciousness

I was having my usual mooch around the Oxford vintage market on Thursday lunchtime when I came across the most delicious looking stall of homemade cakes. It turns out the third Thursday of every month at Gloucester Green is when the farmer's market comes to town. Oh happy day!

As someone on a gluten free diet for the last decade or so, I can tell you that a cupcake is a very rare treat indeed. So, when I saw the prettiest looking cupcakes I have ever seen and casually asked: do you have any gluten free ones? And the answer was "yes, several" I nearly fainted! The sale was a given at this point. Having now nommed my chocolate banana flavoured gluten free cupcake (the copper coloured one) I can confirm they taste every bit as delicious as they look. I can say with certainty that I will be back for more!

Cupcake celebration
Om nom nom
Vintage cupcakes