29 September 2014

Miele's Chef's Table with Martyn Meid

Coming home from the Isle of Skye last week it was a pleasant (joy jumping!) surprise to see an invitation to attend Miele's Nordic Cuisine Chef's Table with Martyn Meid in my inbox. Hailing from Lithuania, wanderchef Martyn is inspired by cuisine on the opposite side of the Baltic Sea and at his restaurant Ink he creates Nordic inspired dishes that look effortlessly beautiful with simple and clean flavours.

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect having not been to one of Miele's cookery events before. Miele has two locations for their courses/events, luckily for me, our dinner with Martyn Meid was at Miele's London venue. With huge windows opening out onto the street, you could easily mistake it for a Miele showroom with so many appliances on display. But these appliances are not all for show, as I said, Miele holds cookery events here and Martyn Meid used them to create us a spectacular 7 course taster menu! 

Never one to turn a 7 course meal or any meal down, I hopped (on a train), shuffled (off the tube) and walked (ran!) to meet the other eight guests attending, and get down to gorging myself and/or business! As a bit of a wine lover, although by no means buff, I was excited to find the sommelier from Ink had paired each course to a different wine (and a heady shot!).  

I always try to be careful not to eat too much bread before the start of a taster menu just because by the end I'm normally in a tricky situation where I have to undo the back of my dress and sit there with my jacket on because I'm uncomfortably full. But I couldn't help myself, the butter with burnt leak ash was so good! The ash tasted like my favourite condiment sumac but with an onion twang and I'm not sorry to say I ate all of the bread, butter and leak ash on offer.

You might start to sense a theme to this menu, in addition to his love for Nordic cuisine, Martyn is also a pyromaniac; he loves to burn things. And why not! Burn away I say when it produces delicious results such as our first course of burnt lobster tails with a squid ink and chicken sauce, burnt onion, leek ash, raw pumpkin, watercress and pansies. The burnt onion lent a lovely sweet caramel flavour to the dish but kept it's bite being raw on the inside, this and the glass of prosecco on the side balanced out the rich and creamy squid ink sauce and the buttery lobster shined through it all. 

Surströmming is a traditional Scandinavian dish of fermented herring which we, in the UK, are often not the biggest fans of compared to our Nordic cousins. Martyn's take on this dish featured herring fillets two ways, slow-cooked in oil and pickled for 12 days. Served with pickled carrot and cucumber, a gluten free linseed tuile and sprigs of dill, it was a refreshing lift after the rich first course. We were all unprepared for a shot of the traditional Scandinavian schnapps Akvavit but it definitely helped break the ice amongst us! 

Is this hand dived scallop from Scotland sprinkled with sea salt on a cow's milk puree garnished with coriander and pansies not the prettiest fish course you've seen! This was served with one of the best white wines around La Toledana Gavi di Gavi Vandemmia 201, I won't pretend I'm a wine connoisseur but I do know that Gavi di Gavi means you're in for a good wine. Crisp and dry it went well with the sweet scallop and grassy milk puree. As the scallops at Ink are all hand dived they are all different sizes, somehow I landed the biggest scallop on the table; an achievement I will cherish. 

After the rich scallops we had a palette cleanser of what I call an explosion of peach/our middle of the meal dessert. Burnt peach cheek met peach puree and dill, which blew my tastebuds to peachy smithereens when served with essence of peach to spray onto your spoon and Fernlands Sauvignon Blanc, Malborough, New Zealand 2013. 

Our second no salt dish (the first course of lobster being the first) was my favourite course, ballotine chicken with a lobster bisque served with leak, mushrooms, watercress, more pansies (!), and salmon and lobster roe, with a chicken and burnt leek ash consommé on the side. This course spoilt me rotten! Served with a glass of Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2013, Frankie a blogger and born and bred New Zealander was quick to tell me the Roaring Meg was a river running through her homeland and from there we got onto several further chains of conversation ending in what better names there could have been for the seven dwarves in Snow White.

This dish Martyn introduced to us as the 'Hunter' and with a tender and crisp duck breast on a barley and mushroom medley, onions and potatoes drenched in a pork and duck stock cream sauce, it was the kind of simple but warming supper you'd imagine for a hunter gatherer/one hungry blogger. I love duck so I greedily gobbled this down, realising the downside of eating all my bread at the beginning was that I had none to mop up my remaining sauce. Probably a good thing. This was served with a delicious and widely celebrated on it's appearance Chateau Musar Hochar, Bekka Valley, Lebanon 2009.

My lovely fellow blogging diners Ashleigh, Frankie, Sam and Sophie.

The finale, Martyn's pièce de résistance a ricotta doughnut filled with his Grandma's Chantilly cream I would fight someone over, was served with a elderflower and peachy jelly made from kuzu (a Japanese root starch) which had a subtle taste of aloe vera and a glass of Muscat, Limari Valley, Chile. Alongside the doughnut the wine was the supporting star, rich in sweet apricot and elderflower.

Overall this event was amazing and the service at Miele was so smooth and the atmosphere so relaxed it created a friendly intimate dining experience and by the end bloggers and diners were hugging each other goodbye! Miele hosts an assortment of cooking and dining experiences with prices starting from £30. the price of this ticket to the Nordic Cuisine Event with Martyn Meid was £75, which is very reasonably priced compared with other restaurants' taster menus. Now I just have to wait for a super special occasion to try the 72 hour taster menu at Ink!

Thanks to Hannah from White for offering me the opportunity to review Miele's Chef's Table Event with Martyn Meid and for sponsoring my attendance! All opinions are yours truly.

23 September 2014

Bonnington Cafe

Walking down from Vauxhall Tube Station to the Bonnington Cafe you might think twice before you see it when rounding the corner onto Vauxhall Grove, as the Catholic Truth Society on your left looks like a building out of the worst mind-bending horror film you've seen. But trust me and believe in yourself and that demons don't exist enough to keep on going to Bonnington Cafe, after all you're almost there and you don't want to walk past the horror film spot until you've had one or two glasses of BYOB. 

Tucked between the terrace houses in Bonnington Square is the Bonnington Cafe. A community-run vegetarian restaurant that's been serving food to the people of Vauxhall for nearly 30 years, the cafe makes you feel right at home with a relaxed atmosphere, pictures of the neighbourhood through the decades on the walls, and a variety of different locals coming together to eat. The cafe is open 7 days a week so you could pop in for lunch from 12.00-2.00pm or dinner from 6.30-10.30pm (although no-one's stopping you from doing both with its more than reasonable pricing!). A few other things to be aware of are, you should text or email the chef who's cooking on the day you want to visit in order to book a table in advance, the cafe is cash only so come prepared and as said it's bring your own booze/soft drinks. 

I found the Bonnington Cafe while trying to find a place to eat for before me and Dan went to the pre-release screening of Belle (excellent film!). I'm so glad we tried it that day, I've been back several times since with friends and the food never disappoints. 

My favourite thing about Bonnington Cafe is that the chefs change everyday, you might go there everyday for a week and not have the same chef twice! And everyone has a different type of cuisine, for example, I went recently with my university friend come ex-pat in Dubai, Louise, and her sister when she was over in the UK and we had some sort of Greek medley starter, African style stew and chocolate brownie for dessert. So you see even with one chef you can have different styles of cooking. It won't be for everyone but as a surprise lover I think it's great to book a table not knowing what type of food you're going to be served and trying to guess from the Chef's name. Alternatively, if you hate surprises, you could text and ask the chef what they're serving in advance but I do not condone this behaviour. 

In this post I'm focusing on what me and Dan ate the very first time we went for dinner here. We had mains and desserts as we were in a bit of a rush to get to the screening. 

In one of the rare occasions where we didn't split our mains, Dan had blackbean and roasted butternut squash chilli with rice, cous cous and salad, while I had goats cheese pie also with cous cous and salad. Both meals were very homely, tasty and filling. I loved the goats cheese pie, with it's cheesy tomato sauce wrapped around baby potatoes, courgette and sweet cherry tomatoes, and a huge slab of puff pastry on top. It was delicious and now I'm hungry again. The blackbean and butternut chilli was good and spicy, although with the rice, cous cous and squash there were too many carbs, something I never thought I'd say.

For pudding we went back to our normal sharing routine. First up was the mango, passionfruit and raspberry Eton mess. I could go on about how pretty, creamy, fruity and ultimately gorgeous this dessert was but I'll summarise it in one word; Heaven. 

And as our second dessert we tried the raw chocolate and avocado mouse which was almost a cheesecake with it's date and hazelnut crumb. I go through phases of liking and hugely disliking chocolate and the first spoonful was good and creamy but the second was not so good. I also wasn't a huge fan of the date crumb but there you go that's the fun of the Bonnington Cafe it's always a surprise what you get!

Don't forget to keep schtum on your way out to respect the cafe's neighbours, otherwise the neighbourhood foxes, or demons, will come for you. 

Happy dining!

21 September 2014

Oh You Pretty Pins

I'm having a bit of a culture shock after coming back from holiday on Friday. 

If you follow me on Instagram you'll already be aware that I have been in the Isle of Skye in Scotland for the last week and a bit. And I can certainly say I have some partial holiday blues from returning and there are a few minor gripes; not having fresh local and foraged food everyday, not having people stop and ask how we are while we're out walking and, the main one, the bad weather on returning home. Let the truth be known, it did not rain once while we were in Scotland. In fact every day was sunny and gorgeous. We had some absolutely amazing walks and experiences, which I can't wait to share with you very soon (SPOILER: we saw a minke whale...and a sea eagle!!). 

So yes it's fair to say I'm struggling to adapt back into city life, but it's ok I'm trying to bring Skye to me. For example, today I said hello to all the people (the smiley ones) I saw on the way into town, I bought local strawberries in the supermarket and some mackerel, I waved at the builders on our road, and I've been indoors pinning Summer beauties all day. But that's ok too because we're going to have an Indian Summer right? Any minute now? At least I really hope so!

So if you, like me, are clinging to Summer for dear life, why don't you get lost in these Indian Summer pins, at least for the length of this post!
1. I know I've just got back from holiday but I might still need to purchase this rainbow tasselled tote bag from Accessorize to make every weekend feel like a weekend away.
2. Pull up a chair and let's make a honeyed cocktail with this Indian Summer styled bar cart from SF Girl By Bay.
3. For anyone who follows blogs and likes cake, if you don't follow The Cake Blog this gold sequin cake should push you to follow them! Cake by Jenna Rae Cakes. Styling by Ashley Nicole. Photography by Brittany Mahood Photography.
4. Feel like an Indian princess for the day or night, or for work (!) with these pretty purple stone and gold fan drop earrings from Oliver Bonas.
5. This pink and gold paisley scatter cushion by Julia Brendel for Not On The High Street would look great scattered on my bed, might have to wait till I am a princess for it though!
6. Brittany behind The House That Lars Built has teamed up with Twig New York to create this beautiful petal dinnerware, it's not available to the public yet but hopefully it will be soon for some last minute Indian Summer dining.
7. I finally got round to looking at all the posts of the people I follow on bloglovin and these lanterns by Thuss + Farrell for Oh Joy have got me dreaming of garden soirées.
8. This embroidered top from Miss Selfridge is needed for every occasion.

12 September 2014

Meet Cat from Oddly Lovely

One of the many reasons I got into blogging was to meet new people and I've got to know, and now follow, a number of different bloggers, whose blogs I really enjoy and look forward to reading their new posts each week. There are so many great new blogs out there, I'd thought I'd introduce you to some of my favourites and offer an opportunity to get to know the bloggers behind the scenes.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to Cat from Oddly Lovely. A blogger from across the pond in San Francisco, Cat is a lifestyle blogger/superwoman covering everything from fashion and beauty to her dog Ru, while also having a good eye for food photography. Sharing a love for correct grammar and punctuation, as well as eclectic music tastes I'm pleased to introduce Cat as my first featured blogger.

What inspired you to have your own blog?

Actually, it’s a bit of an unusual story. I work in social media marketing and part of my job is coordinating sponsored posts on blogs for brands. After doing it for a couple of years and getting super inspired by all the awesome blogs I saw, I decided to give it a shot! I’m actually pretty well-equipped to blog, since I’m a writer and social media marketer by trade and have plenty of experience with photography and Photoshop editing. The biggest challenge has been designing and coding the blog itself. After investing probably 100+ hours, I ended up hiring someone to do it for me, haha.

My favourite posts of yours have to be your recipes, some of which are really unusual (i.e., strawberry balsamic tart with goat's cheese), where do you get your inspiration from? 

I post about a lot of different things on my blog (fashion, beauty, movie, etc.), but in real life, my best strength is probably my cooking. The kitchen is truly my “happy place” and I find working on a foodie project to be incredibly therapeutic. So much of learning to cook is learning what flavour profiles just work together. For example, I love the combination of fruit and cheese, which inspired my recipe for fig, prosciutto and gorgonzola pizza. Or I knew that caramel and oatmeal would taste amazing together, which is how I came up with my caramel chunk oatmeal cookies. My best advice is don’t be afraid to try unusual foods when dining out and actually think about what makes the dishes you like “work.” 

Your recipes appear to be going from strength to strength, can we see this continuing and what recipes do you have planned that we can  look forward to? 

Right now, I’m planning to share my mochi coffee cake, some different smoothie combos, and 3 dessert popcorn recipes! You can bet I’ll never stop sharing my foodie creations.

What are your favourite posts to write about?

Haha, is it okay if I admit my favourite posts to write are the ones that have great photography? I usually come up with a post concept, do a photo shoot and then write the post itself. If the pictures turn out beautiful, I always feel more confident and excited about the post. I am truly interested in a variety of topics, which is why I have a lifestyle blog and not a beauty blog, fashion blog etc. It’s fun to write about a new subject every day!

Are there any skills from your work life that you have incorporated into your blog?

I went to university for creative writing and I absolutely utilize that every day in my job in social media marketing. I work in a pretty small agency and am the resident copywriter, which involves creating websites, apps, promotions, blog posts, and social media posts for brands. My job, blog and creative projects absolutely overlap and I utilize the same skills for all three.

What's your favourite dish?

Without question my favorite recipe is my chicken pot pie. It’s a little time consuming to make but totally worth it. I also have a really delicious enchilada recipe, which I have yet to share on my blog because even though it tastes delicious, I can’t imagine it would look very good in a photograph, haha! When I’m eating out, I absolutely adore beef bone marrow and calamari.

What are your short-term/long-term goals for yourself and your blog and what are you currently doing to achieve them?

I have two goals - make my content spectacular and reach more readers. Having more followers is awesome, but I truly think that you need to have really stellar content first. Right now, I’m making a point to try a lot of things on my blog to learn what works and what doesn’t. I’ve already seen noticeable improvement in my photography and how comfortable I sound when writing. I’m also learning how to 'market' my blog on social media and other avenues. There’s plenty of trial and error involved in that, but a lot of it is just about being patient and putting in the time. 

What's your favourite thing to do in San Francisco?

If you’re here visiting, I definitely recommend going to Haight Ashbury (the centre of the 1969 hippie movement), getting a chocolate sunday at Ghirardelli Square, and checking out some of our really incredible museums like the California Academy of Sciences or the de Young Museum of Art. As a local who lives in the East Bay, I love hiking up in the hills with my dog and the delicious ethnic restaurants like Burmese and Pakistani food.

What up and coming blogs have you followed recently?

I’m not normally a big follower of beauty blogs, but I have a soft spot for Allison of Mercuteify. She has these gorgeous clean, bright pictures and just a warm and friendly voice when writing. I kind of want to be her friend. I also just discovered the blog Wildlandia by Nicole. She’s another SF Bay girl, and her blog has this wonderfully whimsical style. Plus I might try and steal her dog.

To find out more about Cat, and follow her dog Ru's escapades, visit her blog Oddly Lovely.

11 September 2014

Street Feast Dalston Yard

With three weeks till Street Feast Dalston Yard in Shoreditch closes for the Summer, it's about time that I share our night out  for Dan's birthday at this food market with you. If you have not been to a night food market in London before you might think I'm confused saying we went on a night out there. However, night food markets have exploded onto the London food scene and Street Feast at Dalston Yard has a great array of traders. 

Held in an abandoned car park every Friday and Saturday from the middle of May to the weekend of the 26-27th September, Dalston Yard comes alive with the hustle and bustle of London's young professionals at the end of the working week eating, drinking and dancing the weekend away together. Despite being a large open space they've used the stalls and long (Harry Potter-esque) dining tables to break it up into smaller themed areas, and as the sun goes down, with drum bonfires, music and fairy lights, the food festival comes alive!  

There are so many amazing traders at Dalston Yard, you have fixed traders like Bob's lobster and Pizza Pilgrims who are there every week, and then there are several stall holders that change weekly such as Smokestak and Yum Bun (best steamed buns around!). With so many different types of food (and drink!) available I advise you to just go with the flow factoring in a visit to Yum Bun, if they're there, and grabbing a couple of festival-sized cocktails. Soak in the atmosphere and maybe get pulled into a few chilli tequila shots (thanks Dani and Clarky).

If it was just me I could have happily eaten nothing but bao or hirata buns or Chinese steamed buns, however, then this post wouldn't be about Street Feast and would just be about my addiction to bao. Yum Bun offered an interesting selection of bun fillings, we opted for the classic pork, spring onions, cucumber and hoisin option. 

The buns were soft and fluffy..and sweet..and delicious..and now you can see why I'm addicted to them. The pork was juicy and tender, drizzled with hoisin, and the sharp crunch from the cucumber and spring onions kept it light and refreshing. Yum Bun are nailing the bao trend and at a reasonable price too!

The boys loved Rola Wala's topped naans with bbq coriander chicken and goan-style pulled pork, served with yoghurt, fresh coriander and pickled red onion. They loved the spiciness and full flavour from the dish. Personally I thought the pork was too heavily spiced, the flavour was overwhelming. However, the chicken was nice and tasty, and very succulent.

Take a break from eating to check out the Cocktail Shed for a Kamm and Sons on ice and a boogie to Journey. 

Other traders to check out are Randy's Wing Bar for it's buffalo wings with smoky cheese sauce for some seriously saucy chicken, and Yum Jungle's Thai fried chicken pieces with mango, mint and chilli chutney for spicy Thai pieces of delight. 

What to say about Bob's Lobster?

Well for a start it's the best damn lobster I've had in town. Second to that, look at the layout, it was incredible! Buoys were hanging on the ceiling, lobster pots built up a wall between Bob's Lobster and Smokestak, and and fishing nets hung between the metal rafters. Plus did I mention they have a Prosecco bar?

Do you see the foam finger on the back wall in the photo above? That now lives in my house. 


The reason why Bob's lobster is so great is because it tastes so simple but having caught up with one of the chefs behind the scenes I can tell you a lot of love goes into their lobster. First there is their home made lobster butter made from the lobster shells, then you have the sweet cooked lobster claws and flesh meat, topped with the lobster roe, fresh oregano, celery salt and paprika which all comes together to be served on a brioche bun smeared with English and Dijon mustard! It tastes beautiful and I probably ate most of the bun that we shared (sorry guys!). 

There are lots of reasons to go to Street Feast Dalston Yard, a few of which I've covered here. So go, take some friends and find out the other reasons for yourself. Overall it was a great night, I just wish it was there all year round. I need Street Feast with mulled wine!

10 September 2014

Eat Raspberry Rose Ripple Marshmallows

As the Summer has come a close my sweet tooth has suddenly gone into overdrive. Having missed out on my share of ice lollies and creams, my body finally caught onto this fact and I started baking the most sugary treats I could imagine. Marshmallows.

This was the first time I made marshmallows and I was pretty intimidated, which says a lot as my friend said today I am an 'intimidating' woman (in the way that woman who know what they want in life are often described by others as intimidating, not that I bully people into submission..although I may have forced these marshmallows down a few colleagues throats and those of you that have seen them on my instagram account).

However, I did not need to be nervous because look how these beauties turned out! And with no electric whisk I'm pretty well pleased with myself (and my boyfriend's arm power!). Despite not using an electric whisk myself I really would recommend using one for this recipe as whisking for 30 minutes by hand is not constructive to a happy baking day.

This recipe was adapted from the BBC's marshmallow recipe to flavour them with rose water and freeze dried raspberries. Unlike other marshmallow recipes it does not contain any egg whites, which they say gives a lighter fluffier marshmallow; however, I couldn't see a difference between the marshmallows I made without egg whites and the ones you buy at the store. With the exception of the rose and raspberry flavouring of course.

It's been so much fun making new treats that I haven't tried to make before, and I'm excited to try my hand at different marshmallow combinations. Chai marshmallows for your hot cocoa madam? 

Raspberry Rose Ripple Marshmallows
(makes 20-30 large marshmallows)

450g caster sugar
12g powdered gelatin
(*for vegetarian/vegan marshmallows use 12g powdered agar-agar)
275ml water
50g icing sugar
50g corn flour
Vegetable/sunflower oil
40g freeze-dried raspberries
1/2 teaspoon rose water
Dried rose petals to garnish
(I used these ones from the Spice Mountain also located at borough market)

Step 1. In a bowl, set aside 100ml of water and the gelatin* until the water takes on a jelly-like consistency. In a separate bowl, sieve the icing sugar and corn flour together. Grease a 20cm baking tin with half the sunflower/vegetable oil and line the tin with baking paper. Then grease the baking paper with the remaining oil and evenly dust the tin with the corn flour/icing sugar on all sides, keeping some bake to roll the marshmallows in afterwards. You can use any oil to grease the tin but you might want to use sunflower/vegetable oil as it does not have a distinctive flavour that it could impart to your marshmallows.

Step 2. In a saucepan, mix together 20g of the freezedried raspberries with 4-5 tbsps water on a low heat, breaking up the raspberries with a back of a spoon. Simmer on a low heat until the raspberries have broken down completely and the mixture has thickened. You could also use fresh raspberries for this step.

Step 3. In a saucepan on a high heat mix together all of the caster sugar and the remaining water, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes until a sugar thermometer when dipped in reaches 113°C. 

Step 4. Once the syrup is at 113°C, start whisking the gelatin mixture until it has a smooth consistency and then slowly pour in the syrup, whisking as you go till the mixture has combined. 

Step 5. Add the 1/2 teaspoon of rose water and whisk until the mixture is thick and glossy, and the mixture has completely cooled (15-20 minutes with an electric whisk 30-35 by hand).

Step 6. Pour half of the marshmallow mixture into the dusted tin and  level it out by tilting the mixture or using a palette knife. Drizzle over the raspberry syrup and swirl it into the marshmallow by running the toothpick through the mix. Then pour on the remaining marshmallow and again smooth it out so the marshmallow is all even. 

Step 7. Dust the top of the marshmallow with a little of the reserved corn flour/icing sugar, cover with cling film and leave for 8 hours in a cool place until set. 

Step 8. Crumble up the remaining freeze-dried raspberries and rose petals. Once the marshmallows are set, turn them out and cut them into 20-30 squares (depending on how hungry you are this could be one marshmallow) and roll them through the crumbled topping of raspberries and roses. Then roll the marshmallows again in the remaining corn flour/icing sugar. 

These marshmallows can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. But if you leave marshmallows uneaten for that long shame on you.

Remember to work on the ultimate marshmallow principle one for the airtight container, one for you.

2 September 2014

Oh You Pretty Pins

A Summer Ode
Alas poor (Mr) Whippy
I knew him well

It's officially September. I'm heartbroken Summer nights are dying on us into dark Autumn days. Don't get me wrong there are lots of things to look forward to, for example, I am very excited to visit Dan's aunt and uncle in the Isle of Skye in a few weeks, get back into baking, roasting and making lots of chicken mole to keep warm, and, of course, there's Halloween. But I just want a little bit more Summer, hence the pins of playsuits, tropical prints (incuding these fab nails from Wondrously Polished) and ice cream, lots and lots of ice cream. It has been said that I am a warm house plant, mostly by myself, so a tiny smidgen more hot weather that I could enjoy a lolly in while wearing a tropical playsuit would be lovely!

Work has been a bit hectic recently but I'm trying to get myself organised before we go away. And there's so much to organise!! Packing for our trip to the Isle of Skye on a sleeper train (I cannot wait to go over the bridge the Hogwarts Express does!), booking the flights for our university girl's reunion in Hamburg, and sorting train tickets to visit my friends and their baby girl (named after me...yes I AM causally dropping that in, I'm responsible. Baby responsible). Lots of travelling coming up. 

So in order to focus my organisation skills I thought what better way to do so than pulling together a selection of my top ice cream pins.

1. Helen over on The Crazy Kitchen has come up with an excellent suggestion for how to have a Mr Whippy ice cream in the colder months. Make it into a cupcake.
2. I want these honeycomb ice cream decorations from Peach Blossom on Not on the High Street to be at every party I ever have.
3. I agree whole heartedly with this print by the Old English Company on Not on the High Street.
4. Style Me Pretty Living's entire ice cream party had me at this banana split cake.
5. If you're more of a lolly person then Style Sweet CA's popsicle cake is for you.
6. Sweet on these gumdrop ice cream cake toppers from Oh Happy Day!
7. Studio DIY is my fave and so is this iron on ice cream elbow patch DIY.
8. I obviously think about baking way too much, or I need to have this ice cream cookie cutter from BKDLondon on Etsy.