EAT // Halloween at Crumbs & Doilies, Soho

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Happy Halloween! I've been thinking a lot recently about how funny it is that our culture has a whole day dedicated to caricaturing the unnatural, unexplained and undead, which are all things that might otherwise scare us. But if you can't laugh at your fears, what can you do? As a graduate in my early twenties I'm a little over dressing up and having a really big night out, like we did at university. This Halloween for me (and many others who are "not doing very well with this whole being a proper adult thing") will probably consist of inhaling the fun-sized Mars bars intended for trick or treaters that I knew would never even show up in the first place, whilst watching the movie Hocus Pocus with my cat.

I still really like Halloween though. But what can you do when you're too old for it and don't have any younger siblings you can use as an excuse to act like a big kid for a day? Well, yesterday I popped into Crumbs & Doilies at Kingly Court (just off Carnaby Street in Soho, London) for my afternoon coffee break to find these adorable little halloween themed cupcakes. I'd definitely consider myself advocate of the miniature pudding - particularly in restaurants where I'm too full for dessert but craving something sweet, or at coffee shop where I'm eyeing up the patisseries, knowing I couldn't manage a whole piece of cake by myself.

I had my latte with these two little mini cupcakes: Pumpkin Spice and Lemon Meringue Pie Die. I really loved the Pumpkin Spice one (with the little bat) the most. The Lemon Meringue was nice, but perhaps a little to sickly for me, and I feel like I was mostly tempted by how adorable the little meringue ghost topping looked. If you find yourself in Soho, I would definitely recommend popping into this lovely little cupcake shop for the cutest coffee break ever!

What are your plans for Halloween this year? I'd love to hear them in the comments below.


  1. Happy Halloween, babe! <3

  2. The meringue ghost topping looks adorable. I'm the same with Halloween, no more dressing up for me I don't think- I'd way rather have a night in marathoning scary movies and eating junk.