Thank you to my wonderful hill walker friend, Graham, who hauled this chocolate and walnut cake to the shores of Loch an Daimh in Glen Lyon.
From Graham: “The cake was baked by my mum and was a lovely chocolate and walnut cake. It was meant to have pumpkin in it too but she couldn’t find any and I can’t remember what she put in instead. It was the first time my mum had ever baked a cake with bars of dark chocolate – it was delicious!”
In the world of cakes with views, Graham is best known for his tower of Mr. Kipling cakes on top of a Munro. But if you’re also a fan of Scottish history as well as cakes, check out Graham’s new educational app about the Jacobite Rebellions. I do miss Scotland, and all my friends. Gaun yersel, Graham!
I’m back! Oh my, it has been awhile. Moving countries and starting a new and challenging job can be a little distracting, to say the least. But we’re settling in. We have a cat named Al, who will eat just about anything, so we get along fine.
I’m going to be playing catchup with some cracking cakes-with-views submissions. To start things off, thank you to @edinburghcake for sending this stunning photo of a vanilla cake in front of the remains of Stari Bar, in Montenegro.
What a lush and beautiful sight, and don’t the ruins look pretty as well? Lonely Planet travellers rank a visit to the ruins of Stari Bar on Lundža Hill as the number one thing to do is Montenegro. However, now we know that this view will forever be lacking if it does not also contain cake.
I’m alive again on Twitter @pleasebringcake, so tweet me your cake news and photos. Or you can find me on Pinterest. Thanks!
Hello travelling cake lovers and welcome to Slovenia!
Pull up a seat on the banks of Lake Bled, with a spectacular rainy day view of the medieval Bled Castle.
Hotel Park has been selling their original cream slice (similar to a vanilla slice) since 1953.
Nothing like matching culinary history with a glacial lake in the Julian Alps, next to the oldest castle in Slovenia.
And now for the glorious cakey closeup. Many years of baking experience has resulted in some truly beautiful layering. Someone get me a fork.
If you know you’re going to be standing next to one of the world’s most iconic buildings, why not double your awe and consume something truly delicious while you’re taking in the unforgettable view?
Victoria couldn’t pass up the chance to photograph this sweet wee pistachio macaron with a view of the back of Notre Dame in Paris.
While not technically a cake, macarons are seen by many as a must-eat when visiting Paris. This one was from a patisserie in Le Marais on the Rue Vieille du Temple.
When it comes to matching views of iconic buildings with sweet desserts, what would be your ideal pairings?