What Cara Ate #2 - May 2016


WARNING: this post contains a lot of cake pictures, so if you're hungry and have a sweet tooth you might want to look away now. You all seemed to really like my last "What Cara Ate" post that I did a few months ago now so I thought I'd do another installment! A few weeks ago me and mum went on a day trip to London on one of her days off work which involved lots of shopping, exploring and yes - eating. After years of meaning to, I finally got to try Hummingbird Bakery's famous (and beautiful) rainbow cake which totally lived up to the hype - and it matched my outfit. We have a winner, folks. We also went to Yo! Sushi for the first time in ages; if you're not from the UK, Yo! Sushi is a Japanese dish where your food can either be ordered or picked off a conveyor belt which is super fun. I had the cucumber rolls, spicy chicken ISO rolls and the crispy pepper squid which was THE. BOMB. Possibly my best recent purchase has been Deliciously Ella's latest "Every Day" cookbook which contains an abundance of super healthy and totally delicious plant based recipes; I made the black bean burgers a few weeks ago and they were delicious! I don't like including too many chains in these posts but I have to give snaps to Leon for being my go-to food destination when I'm in London alone and need a fast but healthy lunch. I really recommend their quinoa superfood salad (pictured above with chicken) as well as their Clean Green Shake - one of my favourites around!

Harrods may be known for it's upmarket shopping, amazing food hall and decadent interiors but they also have some amazing places to pop in for a special culinary treat. I visited the Godiva Chocolate Cafe when I was last there and it's just as incredible as it sounds - pages on pages of ever indulgent chocolate related dessert you could dream of. I had the Belgian chocolate brownie which came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was honestly enough to make a girl swoon; 10/10 would eat again multiple times. On the subject of cake, I recently also tried this vanilla cheesecake during a meal out to Pizza Express with my best friends. I wasn't expecting anything special to be honest but it was DELICIOUS, definitely worth having even if you're full from your pizza! The fourth and final cake in this post (I'm not obsessed I swear) is from the Coach House Restaurant at the stunning Hatfield House, a stately home and its gardens which is very close to where I live in Hertfordshire. They had an amazing range of baked goodies but this vanilla cupcake was just too cute not to choose; and just as tasty as it looks. Last but not least, what would one of my foodie posts be without some sort of cookies-and-cream related concoction? I mentioned relish in my last "What Cara Ate" post but they needed another mention because on my last visit I was reunited with their gorgeous Oreo milkshake aka my favourite thing in the entire world. It honestly rivals Byron; and that's saying something. Also can we discuss how cute and meta the presentation is? Obsessed.

Where did you eat this month? What's your favourite dish pictured? Let me know!  

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  1. So much cake, I just love cake. Great post!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  2. Everything looks delicious! The rainbow cake looks like so much fun! I've never had one but I would love to! :)
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

  3. Drooling over that cake, definitely suits you haha! The best thing I've eaten lately was probably Shake Shack in LA, my fave.

    danielle | avec danielle

    1. Oh man I'm so jealous, America has the best fast food!

  4. the foods look so delish!! make me really hungry
    have a great day

  5. Ahhhh I'm hungry now hehe! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

  6. Oooh I'm jealous, I want that rainbow cake and cupcake!

    The Flower Duet

  7. Ok I want to eat everything right now!!!! Yummmmm!

  8. Amazing pictures but I gotta be honest, that rainbow cake wins!


  9. This all looks delicious, especially the rainbow cake!

  10. Holy moly, that rainbow cake is beautiful! I bet it was delicious, too.

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

  11. That chocolate brownie looks amazing, but I'm a massive chocoholic so I'm probably biased!
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  12. One thing that I ate this month that I absolutely loved was a tasty flatbread pizza at this restaurant called BJ's in L.A. It actually have bacon and avocado as some of the ingredients. Of the food you ate, I am loving the rainbow cake and sushi. Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I'll be following you from now on through G+. Hope you will follow me there as well. Have a lovely weekend!


  13. nice stuffs like this is what i want at all time
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  14. Oh gosh! This post made me hungry, hahaha!
    I looove the rainbow cake, it's so pretty. I'm going to try it when I'm in London!
    Great post!
    Much love,

  15. Oh my cheesecake! My tummy just rumbled :P

    Meme xx

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  16. Everything looks so good, love the rainbow cake!

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  17. Just LOVVVE LOVE LOVE the rainbow cake! YUMMMMY! That' smy fav' type of cake!
    xo Beckerman Girls


  18. These all look soooo delicious, it just made me want to go to London more! I've always had doubts about rainbow cake since I worried that it would taste weird due to all the coloring, but you loved it and well, I trust you, haha. Can't wait for the next installation!

    Andrea | Collars and Bones

  19. I Love the 'warning' part lol! Who doesnt love cake, my fav is ginger cake and any fruit cake. Lovely post, thank you for sharing this with us. Hope to see you on my blog www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk I also started vlogging with my fiance, would love it if you checked it out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_P0YRrjWwlgeNzEWhLtMbA and supported our channel! Have a lovely week. xXx

  20. Great post! Cake is the best :) I have currently been OBSESSED with sushi. It's just so good! I hope you have a great week!

  21. Omg that rainbow cake looks aaaaaaaaaaamazing!


  22. OMG I love you so much Cara!!! Can we have more of "what Cara ate" in the future? Haha everything is so so delicious and I would eat every single thing that you had! The cake, sushi, cupcakes I'm just dying right now. I definitely have a huge sweet tooth but lately have been trying to be "healthier" so cut out some sweets. Ahh I can't look at your post anymore!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  23. That cake looks absolutely delicious and I definitely don't mind the photos! I have a huge sweet tooth and lately I've been craving something sweet, hopefully one day I can bake a cake without it being a disaster and make something as good looking as this!

    My Lovelier Days

  24. All of these look so delicious! The rainbow cake is so fun, too! I want to try baking my own soon. :)

    Via Sora

  25. That rainbow cake and sushi though.... Im hungry lol


  26. Everything looks so yummy! Im now craving that super cute colorful cake :D



  27. Oh wow I should've listened to your warning, now I really feel like eating something sweet. That rainbow cake looks incredible!


  28. OMG. That rainbow cake <3 looks amazing. Also, might be an unpopular opinion, but the salad looks quite good too haha
    Jackie||Rockin' Strawberries

  29. Wow this all looks delicious! I love the mix of healthy meals so then you can spoil yourself with delicious cakes! I now need rainbow cake and a brownie!

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

  30. That rainbow cake looks so goooood! I was so close to buying that when I was in London a couple of years ago but went for the sticky toffee pudding cupcake instead (which was amazing!) I love the sound of that brownie too. Definitely going to bookmark the Godive Chocolate Cafe as a tasty place to visit. Thanks!

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