Cox Cookies & Cake (London, UK)



This post may seem a little random, considering this isn't a food blog, though I have featured tasty treats in the past. But this is my (belated) way of celebrating my birthday, which was this past Sunday, and Cox Cookies & Cake is actually something I stumbled upon, while searching for some yummy delicacies I could serve that day. Not only that, but this small cake shop, nestled in the heart of Soho also has a fashion connection, as it was founded by shoe designer Patrick Cox. The designer's inspiration to venture into the food business, lies with his mother, who would bake with him every Saturday morning and who after his move to the UK (from his native Canada) still sent him care packages with baked goodies. Together with Eric Lanlard, one of London's finest cake makers, Cox Cookies & Cake was launched last September and has already gained a huge following.

Overview of the store interior (image via weheart.co.uk).

Much of that has to do with the unique decor and the extraordinary cupcakes on display. If you're one of those people who is 'over' cupcakes, because they're everywhere or always hated the vintage-girly look of some of the more typically famous cupcake emporiums, then this might just be the place for you. Situated among adult entertainment shops and some of the best foodie outlets, Cox Cookies & Cake manages to combine the two worlds. If it weren't for the cupcakes in the windows, you might just mistake this for yet another seedy store - an employee by the door was even wearing a very S&M-esque leather apron. While the bright neon sign and the all-black interiors may be misleading, the actual cupcakes are quite cute... and almost too pretty to eat.

A selection of limited edition cupcakes celebrating the Royal Wedding.

I want them all... some of the specialty cupcakes I sighted.

The range includes regular cupcakes, such as red velvet or lemon and white cheesecake (£2 each) and more elaborate examples like the Marilyn Monroe 'Pop' cake or the ones featuring black and red skulls (£4 each). But in keeping with their surroundings, you'll also find the naughtier treats from the 'Soho Specials' line that features various naked male and female body parts - some more disturbing than others.

A selection of regular cupcakes.

Previous limited edition cupcakes celebrating Christmas and Easter.

The cupcakes definitely steal the show, but you'll also find a selection of brownies and other treats, as well as a large choice of hot beverages. The leather aprons are for sale too and if you'd rather just stare at cakes all day long instead of eating them, you'll also find a few colorful glass figurines of your favorite treats. During special events or holidays, look out for limited edition cupcakes, which in the past have included Royal Wedding themed delicacies or cute Easter pastries.

Neon-lit displays showcased the cupcakes in the windows. Top: Marilyn and skull cupcakes. Lower right: Yes, that's a cupcake shaped like a boob. Other 'Soho Specials' include a man's ripped torso and a bulging bicep.

Very pretty: limited edition cakes for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.

This place is definitely worth a browse if you're ever in the area. The cakes I tried were excellent and I find it refreshing not to be surrounded by pastels when I'm in a bakery. If you're not in London though, I just found out that Cox Cookies & Cake will be releasing a cookbook soon, which is available for pre-order here. Snap it up, and soon you'll be able to make your own Coco-Cola or Xmas Bauble cupcakes!

A cake for fashionistas: London Fashion Week treats (left). Kylie Minogue and Elton John limited edition cakes (right).

Glass cupcakes and glass cake stands.

Cute and creepy: Halloween cupcakes.

Address: 13 Brewer Street, London W1F 0RH
Opening Hrs: Sun-Thurs: 11:00-20:00, Fri-Sat 11:00-23:00

Cox Cookies & Cake Homepage

56 comments:

  1. (Belated)Birthday greetings!

    XOXO Lola:)

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  2. Happy belated birthday wishes to you and for a great year ahead.
    These cupcakes look so delicious and really too lovely to eat. I love the little glass dome cupcake stands.

    Happy day
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. I will definitely be going there when I'm in London! Thanks for this and happy belated!

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  4. Bon Anniversaire a Toi!!
    Cheers to you and I do hope you indulged, even if just a bit ... especially on one of the yummy Union Jack cakes, in honour of William, Kate and Her Majesty in Ireland this week.
    Ciao!

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  5. Oh, I've heard great things about this place. 've been meaning to go there for ages. Really need to go now! I love cupcakes!!!

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  6. Those are super cute! I love the one with bunny ears and of course the fashion ones!

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  8. Thank you and Happy belated birthday wishes to you!=) I would have loved to have cupcakes that cute today.

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  9. Yummy post, darling!
    These pics are amazing!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. Happy (belated) Birthday! This looks delicious and although I don't have a sweet tooth, I wouldn't refuse such a treat. :)

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  11. i'm going to soho tomorrow to check this out! thanks to you.

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  12. OMG this one with crosses! no! I have dirty thoughts(wanna taste it!)

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  13. Happy belated birthday! This place looks ridiculously amazing! I have a new appreciation for people who can not only bake but decorate their concoctions into an art form after trying to get creative baking a cake yesterday :)

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  14. Happy belated bday, lovely!!!! This looks absolutely amazing and delicious! They're works of art, aren't they? :) xoxo

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  15. well happy belated birthday!

    and i don't think i have ever seen baked goods displayed with a black background! kind of an interesting approach! and this all looks so DELICIOUS, particularly since i am trying to cut back on carbs. argh! i don't even know why i try! carbs and sweets make life better. for reals! :)

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  16. Happy belated birthday!!

    I love the look of these cakes and the decor; you are totally right, the whole girly cupcake shop has been done 1000+ times. These seem much more creative and fun!

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  17. Cupcakes are never random to me! Yum!

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  18. This place looks absolutely AMAZING!!!! I have never seen such interesting cupcakes before in my life, I know my sis would love to go there someday. She's a cupcake fanatic lol :)

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

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  19. HI!! remember me! Oh how I miss your blog. Saw your lovely comment on Lee's blog. You're so sweet!

    All these cupcakes look super yummy.

    Hope you're well!

    X

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  20. happy belated birthday!
    i love cupcakes

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  21. Gah! This is truly the coolest bakery ever! I am so in love with those Fashion Week Cupcakes! :)

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  22. Love the various designs on the cupcakes! Looks scrumptious :)

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  23. Oh wow, the sheer variety of those cupcakes is amazing!

    As for Singapore - it IS a little like a less bright version of Hong Kong, except it has unique things to offer too, like Sentosa Island and their ferris wheel, which is the world's biggest. :)

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  24. Hi my dear-oh wow, these cupcakes look so magical and delicious, fabulous photos and a very gorgeous shop!! Have a lovely weekend xx

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  25. I love random posts!!! SO refreshing.

    Those cupcakes are looking divine!!

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  26. This place looks phenomenal. I want to go there right now!

    I'm serious. I really need a cupcake right now.

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  27. :O WOW. I'm allergic to egg so I can't eat cupcakes, but I would be too scared to eat those anyway, they are gorgeous!

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday!!! These look so pretty! I don't know if I'd want to eat it cause they're so pretty! haha!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com

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  29. Happy Belated Birthday! Wow, they really do take cupcakes to a whole new level, don't they? They're so mouth-watering to look at! It's almost as if they're not real cupcakes but rather just a display of art! I really admire how creative they are! xoxoxoo

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  30. Happy Belated Birthday! This looks so amazing!

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  31. Oh, Happy Belated Birthday!! My sweet tooth can't handle all these amazing treats... ;) Thank you so much for your comment on my Etsy store and your encouragement! It means so much to me!

    xo
    Rachel

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  32. The cupcakes look really yummy!! HOwever if I buy one I think I'll keep staring at the cute design that I wil not bare to eat it =)

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  33. happy belated birthday! i always like to look at those type of cupcake places with their unique decors, so these pictures are awesome!

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  34. Those cupcakes are really pieces of art, love them!!

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  35. Oh happy belated wishes, what a truely fabulous cake shop wow!!

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  36. I am off to my nieces birthday party, so your lovely post has sweetened my appetite for cupcakes and cake!! Mommy is a baker which means today is going to be all sorts of awesome :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. OMG! These are absolutely amazing! I'm feeling super hungry just looking at them :) Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog. Love reading them Bon week-end xxx

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  38. Oh my god, these cupcakes are completely amazing!! You were so lucky to have spent your B-Day there!

    Hope to see you soon on my blog!

    xxx

    Justine

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  39. Happy birthday, all the best, many years of life, happiness and success!
    Wow, these cupcakes are amazing, I would try them all.
    Congratulations to the artist who makes them.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  40. This place looks amazing! I love the trend of cupcake shops at the moment but there is a serious lack of them in the Midlands! Also hope you had a lovely birthday!

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  41. deeeee fricking licious!!!! ohhh cupcakes are most definitely a weakness of mine!

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  42. i'm going to london this week so i am going to write down the address, so thanks for this it has come at the perfect time. i did not know pc had ventured into food. i love the look of it, were they ok with you taking pictures?

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  43. oops & happy belated birthday xx

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  44. those cupcakes look amazing

    Love and Live Fashion at Viva La Qbee03
    http://vivalaqbee03.wordpress.com ❥

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  45. Totally delicious! Have to visit!
    p.s. happy belated birthday!

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  46. Looks so fun and delicious!!!

    www.inloveiwascreated.blogspot.com

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  47. my dear, happy birthday! and I hope this new year in your life will bring you as much happines you can take and a least a smile for every single day!
    kisses&take.care

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  48. I have so been in this shop before.. when I lived in the london I was 10 min around this shop
    Lee x

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  49. First of all: HAPPY late BIRTHDAY! What a wonderful place to go for a birthday treat. Personally I think I'd enjoy the cupcakes visually and then go for a brownie... But that's just me.

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  50. Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day :) And you're right, if I didn't know any better I would assume this place was a sex shop by the look of it!! Definitely a fun and edgy step away from the usual girliness of cupcakes!

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  51. Happy Birthday beautiful! I wish you all the best in your fashion, travel and blogging endeavors! So far you ve done a great job:)
    Kisses & Hugs from Australia
    Marusya V
    http://crashingred.com

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  52. Happy Birthday!:)
    Oh, very delicious! Yammi!:)

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