If you’ve not been introduced the show stopping cakes of Anges de Sucre, firstly, where have you been? Secondly, grab a spoon and get ready to dig into the delicious world of Anges founder Reshmi Bennett. Having trained at the prestigious École Grégoire Ferrandi in Paris and worked in the heart of some of the finest Michelin starred eateries in the French capital, Reshmi brought the tricks of her trade back to London to start up her award-winning family run cake shop – Anges de Sucre.
Cited by Vogue as ‘London’s Best Cakes’ and Selfridges’ official cake supplier, Reshmi’s award winning creations are nothing short of astounding! From the Gaga Rainbow to the Triple Decker Nutella Ferroro Rocher Brownie (a mouthful on every level!), each cake is laden, dripped and crafted with sweet treats, floral fancies and enough chocolate to make Willy Wonka green with envy. Planning a children’s birthday party – Anges de Sucre make milestones memorable with Peppa Pig fondant fancies, unicorn cascades, marvellous mermaids and enough sparkle to shake a candy-cane at.
When she’s not whipping up batches of buttercream, Reshmi and her babe Xavier grab a Good Egg, feast on French toast and balance buggies with mum pals at Bills. Check out Reshmi’s must-visits for mamas in Central and West London in our latest edition of Table Talk…
1. I’d like a table for…
2.5 ie my husband Patrick, myself and our little one Xavier aka X-ray.
2. Early-birds catch the coffee at…
I’m a fan of a decaf black americano at Coffeeology in Richmond. It’s a great little independent in gorgeous Richmond. By little, I really mean little but they are SO welcoming towards buggies and babies and even have baby changing facilities in their little space!
3. Best brunch with kids?
While X-ray is still small and portable we pretty much can go anywhere with him! I like Chiswick’s High Road Brasserie as the French toast is fab and the Good Egg in Kingly Court for shakshuka. The staff are super lovely and always make an effort to entertain le bebe!
4. Children’s menu must-visits…
As X-ray gets more adventurous with his weaning and solids we have found gastropubs to be great choices to meet up with our other friends with kiddiewinks. The Anglers in Teddington is fab as it has a large sandpit and play area for the children to run around in.
5. Where do you grab a bite with mums en masse?
Mums en masse often means an armada of buggies which does make it tricky to find a place large enough to be accommodating. When the weather’s nice we have enjoyed quite a few picnics in the park or by the river and the babies love rolling about on the blankets while we tuck into our supermarket meal deals. Otherwise it’s the local uncomplicated Cote or Bills!
6. Hidden gem for treating tiny ones?
Our little is only 11 months so he is still teeny but he loves the sweet potato wedges at Nando’s and frozen yoghurt!
7. Best piece of advice for dining out with kids?
We haven’t really had the full experience of dining out with a kid, just a baby, so have not really been limited as such other than by time of day (brunch and lunch is our thing, dinner is a no-go as we have to head back for his evening routine and he is very unhappy out late, but so am I!). But as he gets older we are realising preparation and flexibility are key! Snacks and toys to keep fussiness at bay, and if everything fails, then Peppa Pig on the phone might help! Plus ring ahead any restaurant or cafe to check if they have high chairs or big space (and don’t be surprised if they pop you in the corner!).
8. Date night – takeaway or take me out?
It’s our 7 year anniversary soon. We’ll be doing a date day as opposed to night as I go to bed so early! Rock n roll.
9. My earliest food memory…
Disney World Orlando – I was 4 or 5 and was the fussiest eater. My dad found an apple for me for lunch and I wouldn’t eat anything that had a peel on so my dad very painstakingly peeled the apple with his keys and a straw. He peeled half of it and gave it to me and I refused to eat it unless it was all peeled. He then spent ages peeling the rest with that piddly key and gave it to me. By which time the old half went all manky and brown and I refused it again. Let’s just say I don’t think my dad enjoyed disneyworld!
10. Five mums, one table – who’s joining you?
Oh I could sack off my mummy mates to hang with the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Serena Williams but then I’d have to skulk back to them at the next baby class so I best stick with them!