So I admit, I keep hearing about Divertmenti. The first person to mention it was Londonbakes on her blog, and my ears pricked up. Where I come from in America, my mum and I make frequent trips to AC Moore in order to fulfill our candy melts/coloured icing/cake tins requirement. I hadn’t really come across anything similar in London, so when my foodie penpal, Overton Lady, mentioned that she loved it, that was it. I had to go. Beardy Bestfriend, Fran, was up for a trip, so I excitedly planned a trip….only to realise it closed at 6pm on Friday nights. Not the best start! We decided to try again on Saturday, and after getting off at Marleybone (tip – the Marleybone branch is far nearer to Baker Street. We learned this the hard way!), we arrived.
First of all, cake tins! In all kinds of shapes and sizes. I will admit, I bowed to pressure and bought a whoopie pie pan. Growing up near Amish country, whoopie pies are a big thing. I’ve been loving the recipes I’ve been making from this book, but I’ve yet to figure out how to perfectly shape them. Hopefully using this pan will bring an improvement! On the right, you can see their gourmet food section, with a lot of sauces and seasonings (including the ever popular fancy mustards!) My one feedback would be that I wish they had a few more of the hard to get baking items (like candy melts. I am in a never ending search for candy melts.)
And Nordicware. Nordwicware is like the coolest thing ever. While I have absolutely no space for it in my house… I still want it! Can you imagine pulling out a little cake village to serve people?