Cake for breakfast at Lang, Shangri-La, The Shard

I don’t think there’s anything that could make me more happy than having cake for breakfast. So just try to imagine how I was feeling on my way to a breakfast meeting at Lang at Shangri-La, which specialises in cakes… A very good reason to cross town early in the morning if you ask me!

Pass the doors, you’ll be greeted not only by the lovely staff (and if you’re as lucky as I am, by an adorable food blogger, just as excited as you are at the perspective of cake!), but also by those drool-inducing croissants on the counter. sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-15sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-13Luckily, I managed to part with all the viennoiseries. Partly thanks to this impressive art piece, made entirely of coffee cups and saucers. I don’t know what it is with me, but I just can’t resist accumulations of loads of similar objects.sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-14However, we weren’t here for the art! Luckily, while we settled at our table, the staff was bringing out the goodies! Including pastel macaroons of every shade… which I just narrowly prevented myself from ordering!sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-11We ordered some tea and chatted away, waiting for the cakes to be put inside the display window (we were so early they weren’t available yet!).sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-7sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-16And suddently, here they were. Rows after rows of glorious, jewel-like creations. We did the only appropriate thing: went to the counter, admiring each detail, oh-ing and ah-ing and getting a bit snap-happy… sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-10sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-12After a first -long- look, I still couldn’t decide (I did narrow it down to 3 contenders though!).sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-9sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-8To be completely honest, I still wasn’t sure what I’d be having until the very last minute, when the waitress turned to me and ask me the dreaded “And what would you be having Madame?” question. sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-6However, my date seemed very sure of her choice. She went for the Yuzu Cheesecake (Baked & whipped cheesecake, yuzu sponge, salted biscuit and orange compote). Seing the shiny orange icing and the layers of airy cheesecake, I started second-guessing my own choice… But I really shouldn’t have! Look at this beauty! sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-4I got for the Rou Nen, which name is just as mysterious as its appearance! But my brain has been screaming for Spring to FINALLY arrive for the last two weeks, so I just couldn’t resist the cherry blossom-inspired chocolate piece! sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-3Once I managed to convince myself to destroy this piece of art (isn’t it always heartbreaking?), I finally discovered what was hidden under the spotless white dome (White chocolate coconut mousse, mango, citrus madeleine and sesame seed croustillant). sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-2sndguerin-lang-shangri-la-1Far too quickly, it was all gone. That’s the problem when cakes are light as a feather and absolutely delicious. You eat them without even realizing it. And then you start wondering if you should get this yuzu macaroon that’s being in the back of your mind for all this time…
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  1. 04-03-2015 / 10:44 PM

    God, your pictures are AMAZING. Now, I want to go to that place!

    • 10-03-2015 / 1:52 PM

      Get your butt to London then! xx

  2. 10-03-2015 / 2:05 PM

    Let’s organize that!

    • 30-07-2015 / 10:18 AM

      I completely agree! It feels like such a special moment! Although I’m still not sure is those are cakes or art pieces… they’re SO pretty!
      Sandra x

  3. 30-07-2015 / 10:52 AM

    So gorgeous! I’d be too sad to put my fork into those beautiful creations … but then again, the taste was probably worth it!

    • 30-07-2015 / 3:38 PM

      Well, I fell a bit like that, but then there were layers showing once I did… Silver Linings err?
      Sandra x