Top 10 Unique Sweet Treats
Here at Les Enfants we are often surrounded by sweet treats, cakes and all manner of things delicious. Each month, there are a number of particularly special tasty treats that catch our eyes online, and today, we would like to share our favourite selection.
Alana Jones-Mann – Agate Cookies
A firm favourite on Instagram, Alana Jones-Mann comes up with a whole host of creative cookies, cakes and bakes. It was a real struggle to narrow it down to just one for this list – so we didn’t. We chose two!
Our first pick was Alana’s incredible Agate cookies. These beauties are so pretty, you almost don’t want to eat them. Hand painted, and dusted with metallic sugar crystals, we aren’t sure wether to display these biscuits proudly on our walls, or our tables.
Alana Jones-Mann – Cactus and Succulent Cupcakes
The second of our Alana Jones-Mann project picks (you will understand our obsession once you follow her on instagram) are her fantastic Houseplant cupcakes. We are a bit of a sucker for a succulent, so these edible plants really caught our eyes!
We love a generous creative – On Alana’s blog you can find full recipes for how you can create both of these fantastic bakes.
Shylo Concrete – Concrete Ice Pops
Whilst on the topic of beautiful things that look too good to eat, here are some concrete ice lollies. Granted, they aren’t actually edible, but they are so pretty they have still made it into our Top 10 Sweet Treat list.
These copper dipped concrete ice lollies by Shylo Concrete would make fantastic decorations or photoshoot props. We are going to order 5, and display them proudly in a little bucket on our front desk. Maybe they will act as a good omen and speed up sunny weather.
Yolk In – Macaron Icecream Sandwiches
You can never have too much of a good thing. Ice cream and macarons are two very, very good things. Why hasn’t somebody put them together earlier? It makes perfect sense.
Yolk In are currently based in a pop up shop by Leicester square. With flavours such as red velvet, banoffee pie, and pandan & coconut, you need to get there quick before all of the sandwiches sell out.
Lily Vanilli – Sparkling Cherries
Another famous London baker, these sparkly cherries are one of Lily Vanilli’s trademark decorations. Lily has a fantastic bakery just off of Columbia Road in London. A hot spot at the weekend, the bakery serves up treats such as lemon and thyme friands, apple rose tarts and pear, thyme and brown sugar olive oil cake.
Lily is best known for her stunningly decorated occasion cakes and her fantastic cook books. You can find some of our favourite Vanilli recipes (including her stomach churningly realistic ‘Bleeding Heart Cake’) here on her website.
The Unbirthday Bakery – Chocolate Gems
And now, for some chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate? It can only be made better when dyed ombre pastel shades, flecked with gold, and shaped like crystals.
These stunning sweets are by The Unbirthday Bakery. Created in the colours of your choice, and hiding crunchy cookie, we think these gems would look stunning on a child’s sweetie table. Or on our coffee tables. We’re not fussy.
The Marshmallowist – Chelsea Flower Show Mallows
If you are anything like us – you love your marshmallows. We embraced the return of these pillowy soft sweets with open arms last year, and love to try new and exciting marshmallow flavours.
The Marshmallowist specialises in unique flavours such as lady grey & ginger, raspberry and rose petal and fig & blackcurrant and can create bespoke flavours for your party. If we have woken your taste buds and you want to try, pop over to their online store and treat yourself. It’s Friday!
Bombas & Parr – Jellies
You think you know jelly until you stumble upon Bombas & Parr. Neon jelly, glow in the dark jelly, jelly shaped like St Pauls Cathedral – they pretty much have you covered. You can even hire an explosives technician to have your dessert detonate to keep your guests on their toes. Why not?
Its not just the visual Bombas & Parr excel in. These jellies taste as good as they look. With fresh fruit flavours for the kids, and alcoholic infusions for the grown ups, everyone is happy. If you are feeling brave, you can discover how to create your own Bombas & Parr Gin, Elderflower and Violet Jelly here.
Doughnut Time – Melon Degeneres
Another of our absolute favourites is the doughnut. There are so many incredible flavours and textures on offer now – from maple syrup and bacon, to last year’s ‘croughnut’. This watermelon creation from Doughnut Time really stood out.
With it’s colour pop icing, and undoubtedly the best doughnut name of all time, the Melon Degeneres holds a firm spot on our Top Ten Unique Sweet Treats list.
Joel Penkman – Fab Ice Lollies
Finally, one more sweet treat for your home. Joel Penkman is a fantastic artist who produces beautiful pastel paintings of your favourite childhood treats. From fab ice lollies to party rings, Penkman has you covered.
These stunning paintings are sold on etsy, and are incredibly priced. We would love three pastel themed paintings, framed in white, set as a triptych above our desks. With such beautiful art work who needs the calories?
Alright. Fine. We still want the calories.