Dominque Ansel Bakery, London

Dominque Ansel Bakery, London by Laura Lewis
Dominque Ansel Bakery, London by Laura Lewis
We all know I love a bit of cake (I mean, who doesn't?!) so today's post is rather exciting.

Chances are you've heard of the Cronut® If not, where the heck have you been hiding? Created by French chef Dominique Ansel the half croissant, half doughnut pastry caused insane queues outside his bakery in Manhattan on a daily basis. There was even talk of people reselling them for $100 a pop!

Crazy stuff.

Well, now you can get your hands on one of his cronuts, and other sweet treats as he's opened a store in London. 

Tucked away very close to Victoria station you can visit and feast on treats.  The store itself is a little instagrammer's heaven - marble and copper and cakes that look too good to eat....almost.

There's a huge menu of all sorts of sweet things to salivate over whilst you wait to order. 

and, we ordered up a storm!
Dominque Ansel Bakery, London by Laura Lewis
Banoffee Paella - Built in a paella pan upside-down to caramelise the bananas and keep the crust crumbly, with a light-as-air air dulce de leche mousse.

My personal favourite
Dominque Ansel Bakery, London by Laura Lewis
Salted caramel eclair - mainly ordered because of the pretty design, but still so delicious.

One of their signatures - the frozen S'more. 
Honey marshmallow wrapped around Tahitian vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafer crisps, served on a smoked willow wood branch and torched to order.

I bet you're drooling all over your screen as you read it, right?
Dominque Ansel Bakery, London by Laura Lewis
Because our eyes are way bigger than our stomach's, we washed it all down with the chef's hot chocolate with vanilla and white chocolate marshmallow. 

If you don't have much of a sweet tooth, there are savoury treats on offer as well.

I think we all know that the cakes are the reason to visit though, right?

You can find them in Victoria, here.

If you’re going on a weekend I’d go as early as poss, it get's pretty busy.