Cupcake Monday! The Chocolate Teacups and Cupcakes Edition
I've been collecting Easter goodies for my daughter for a little while, trying to find some things beyond the usual chocolate bunnies (though I did get some of those, too, it's not Easter without bunnies!). Last year we were living in Paris at this time and her chocolates came from a place that is regarded as one of the city's best chocolatiers (I can't recall the name but it was in our neighbourhood near Jardin du Luxembourg on a street filled with specialty food shops and they had all kinds of neat confections).
While I'm sure my 4 year-old wouldn't notice the difference in the quality between Paris' best and regular store-bought just yet (or if she did she wouldn't care), she does appreciate the little details and will point them out so I do love indulging her. I found these sweet little cupcakes and teacups handmade with white and dark Belgian chocolate and dusted with a touch of edible glitter from Not on the Highstreet. They're made by Chocolate by Chocolate in Britain. It's a tiny box but I think the price of £6.95 isn't bad at all considering the substantial adorable-ness!
Speaking of Paris, the young, and a discerning palette, I have a friend who moved here from Paris a little over a year ago and she tells me that her four year-old can tell immediately whether the meat she's been served has come from the grocery store or the specialty butcher. And she eats her steak blue. Needless to say, that's not typical for around here!