Cup Cake Cafe, Torphichen

‘Sometimes, there are cold, wet, miserable days in Scotland when everyone needs to visit Cup Cake Cafe for a little pick me up…’

Luckily for me, Cup Cake Cafe is a short 10-minute drive from my parent’s house. As soon as we’re in Scotland, we try to make time to go.  This means I get points for visiting my parents and then get to reward myself for being such a wonderful daughter by eating cake.  It’s a chore, but someone has to do it.
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Cup Cake Cafe, Torphichen
Bounty Cupcake – possibly the best cake ever
Cup Cake Cafe, Torphichen
dark chocolate mint

A little bit of cake-y Heaven…

The thing I love about Cup Cake Cafe, aside from the cakes, is that it’s a little out of the way. It’s a great place to just sit down on a Sunday afternoon. It helps you relax before you face the prospect of another week filled with work. 
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This means that the waitresses have to learn them all and then rhyme them off to everyone who comes in. It always reminds me of the conveyor belt challenge on the Generation Game. I can only imagine how long it takes to memorise them all.  I’d want to cry at the start of every new day when the flavours change.  There are days when I struggle to remember why I went upstairs, so I would have no chance of recalling fifteen cakes.
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Cake of the Day…

I could eat all the cakes, but not necessarily tell you what was in them.  Luckily for me, during that afternoon’s cake recital, I heard the word ‘bounty and that was all the information I needed. I then felt really bad for having the server go through every choice, but I just had to hear them.  Another creature of habit, LT had to go for the chocolate mint offering.    
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As I wandered past another table, I spotted a rather enormous teddy bear. He was happily sitting at a table with a young girl.  I assumed it belonged to her and had visions of her telling her Mum that Teddy REALLY wanted to go to Cup Cake Café and he simply MUST have cake… As it turns out, there was an identical bear near our own table. We soon discovered that these are actually owned by the cafe.
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It’s such a sweet idea to provide a ready-made teddy bears picnic for their visitors.  I really wanted to grab the other one and bring him over, but I’m 40.  If I’m being honest, I didn’t really want to have to share my cake with him, anyway.
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Cup Cake Cafe is located just outside Torphichen in West Lothian. If you have a spare hour and a spare £10, it’s well worth a visit.

 

Suzanne x

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Hi, I'm Suz. I love travelling (obvs..), dogs, shoes and wine, although not necessarily in that order. I'm originally from Scotland, but now live in Snowdonia in North Wales with my husband and a seriously large shoe collection.

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