Cake. Who doesn’t love cake? I was invited along to one of Glasgow’s newest cake shops on George Street to try their delights and to be introduced to Juliane Grasekamp, Snuggle Muffin’s 21 year old owner.
Snuggle Muffin opened it’s doors last year in the heart of Glasgow at 120 George Street and has quickly taken off as a local favourite for high tea and American style dining. With it’s friendly atmosphere and extensive cake menu, Snuggle Muffin looked to Disney for inspiration for their personalised customer service.
It’s not all cakes though, with locally sourced produce, gourmet sandwiches, waffles, pancakes and french toast all on offer, Snuggle Muffin has fast become a popular breakfast and lunch hot spot for those seeking refuge for the busy streets.
When I walked in, tables were jam-packed with fresh sandwiches, cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, s’more bites and much more. My eyes instantly lit up and I knew that I made the right decision in not eating dinner before the event. I grabbed a latte (as well as a pink champagne and marshmallow cocktail!) and sat down to chat with some fellow bloggers awaiting the rest of the invitees. It was also my first proper chance to use my shiny new camera and the photos turned out great, if I do say so myself!
The evening started with a little introduction by Betty & Bee before Juliane discussed her love of baking and her path leading up to opening her own shop. She is very impressive for a 21 year old. Not many 21 year olds would ever put themselves in this position!
The food was delicious. I started (responsibility) and had a couple of pastrami sandwiches. I love pastrami and these were superb. The bread complimented the pepperiness of the pastrami and was not overloaded. Just the right amount of salad and mustard. Definitely something I’d want to order again. I then tried some s’more bites, strawberries, mini cupcakes and a little brownie bite. I wasn’t overly keen on the s’more bites due to the marshmallow topping being too sweet for me (annoying teeth!) but I couldn’t fault anything else.
After we had a chance to network and eat, it was time to watch a demo on cupcake decorating before getting our competition gloves on for #ScottishbloggerBAKEOFF. We were given ready baked cupcakes and our challenge was to decorate the cupcake with our choice of icing and toppings. It’s been a very long time since I decorated any cupcakes but as they say…. it’s like riding a bike, well… I still had it. I decorated my cupcake in purple buttercream with some love heart confetti and purple glitter. I was very impressed with my own handy work and so were Snuggle Muffin because I ended up winning. Oh yes! My prize was Afternoon Tea for 2 and I can’t wait to go back to Snuggle Muffin to eat more Pastrami Sandwiches and get my little hands on a Pistachio Cupcake that I spied on their website.
I had a lovely time at Snuggle Muffin and ended up in a sugar coma afterwards, which is no bad thing! I’ll be reviewing my Afternoon Tea when I go back so stay on the look out for that.
Where is your favourite place for cake? What is your favourite cake? Let me know!