It was my first visit to the newly opened lovecrumbs café, and even before arriving I knew the view I wanted to capture.
The equation: Gorgeous flowery plate + blue sky Edinburgh + White chocolate and blueberry layer cake. How could we go wrong? Cake and camera in hand, down the street I trotted with intrepid fellow Canadian Victoria, aka The 21st Century Urban Housewife.
The junction of Bread Street and Spittal Street gives a tremendous view of Edinburgh Castle ramparts. This is the same scene that inspired one George Gibson, who grew up with this view and went on to become a scenic artist for MGM, painting the famous Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz.
What you can see is the random Georgie who was walking past and decided to add himself to the photo.
Famous view + incredible cake + blue sky + random Georgie + Canadian plate catcher = Win.
After all the excitement it was back to lovecrumbs to finish off the cake, which was light and sweet and perfectly summery.
Of course some would say that the lovecrumbs cake wardrobe is a view unto itself:
They have even piled cushions in the window and encourage their customers to eat their cake while making themselves the view. I attempted to photograph a couple holding a half a Victoria sponge, and despite the myriad of reflections, I still like it. When it comes to asking for cake/photo favours, I really have no shame.