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Anyone else feeling a little incompetent when they’re scrolling on their Insta feed and find every image is now filled with freshly baked goods when you’re wondering how the oven even turns on? Luckily for those who aren’t so dab handed in the kitchen, and don’t know their proofing dish from their cereal bowl, there’s still a number of bakeries delivering their baked goods straight to your door. 

Forget baking banana bread and get a load of these bakeries who will help bring the baked goods to you so you too can flaunt them on your feed as if they’re one of your own…

Cutter & Squidge

While their doors may have closed, their online deliveries remain open. Cutter & Squidge, the bakery that’s dedicated to the health conscious, but who still love a sweet treat, can be found serving their tempting treats to Londoners looking for a little pick-me-up in this moment of need. From tiered cakes perfect for a special indoors occasion to vegan blueberry and lemon cheesecakes, mixed cake mini loaves to their infamous towering biskies, you’d be a fool not to show these beauties off on your Insta stories, or devour them in all of their glory.

Anges de Sucre

You might recognise these adorable treats from the days when Selfridges was still open, but if you want the anges de sucre treatment at home, you can do so by ordering online. Expect everything from cakes dressed as pink flamingos to tiered cakes with unicorn horns. You won’t be disappointed when one of these sponges ends up on your doorstep. 

EL&N Cafe

Those on the lookout for a super summery sweet treat should head over to London’s most Instagrammable cafe EL&N Cafe for a tempting baked cake. Choose from pink pavlova boxes to banoffee tarts, fresh berry sponge to rose macarons, all of which can be delivered straight to your door or collected in store. Instagrammable and delicious.

Bread Ahead

Bread Ahead have been filling our Instagram feeds with their beautifully crafted loaves since the beginning of time (well, since the beginning of Instagram) and while we try to perfect our own recreation of their bloomers by following along on their live streams, it’s never as good as the real thing. Luckily for us Londoners, there’s a solution to this. Bread Ahead have opened up their online services for delivery so you too can enjoy their wholemeal wonders and sourdough hits at home. 

If you order now, you’ll soon find yourself munching your way through chocolate brownies, brioche buns and never-ending loaves of the millennials favourite bread, the sourdough.

Lily Vanilli

Many businesses are going above and beyond during this crazy period, but one woman in particular on a mission to keep Londoners tied over is Lily Vanilli. 

Throughout lockdown, Lily has been helping her followers and fans get their baking hat on by bringing the ingredients to you, starting with her flourless chocolate cake mix. Oh, and the fun part? She’s going to cycle to you to bring the ingredients! This recipe is naturally gluten free and ever so delicious. 

Or if you can wait, lust over her selection of sweet treats and cakes until the bakery reopens again.

Ladurée

Macaron extraordinaire, Ladurée have partnered with Colette in Fulham to bring you their delicious sweet bites to your doorstep during this difficult period. Order one of their mixed macaron boxes, bursting with flavours including vanilla, pistachio, rose and caramel, and expect a delight with every bite you take.

The Hummingbird Bakery

The Hummingbird Bakery has been bringing a taste of American-style baking across the pond to London since 2004, and right now they’re in need of a little helping hand to get them through this rough patch. While their doors remain closed, they’ve taken to the web to deliver you delicious sweet treats during this crazy time. Choose from cake classics like red velvet or go the extra mile and indulge in a rainbow frosting cake, perfect for a summer party.

Dominique Ansel Bakery

The man, the myth and the legend behind the Cronut, Dominique Ansel, has brought his bakery to the web and yes, he has brought his Cronut. 

Dominique Ansel Bakery has recently set up their delivery service, bringing you their famous sweet treats, as well as a fresh bread and essential supplies to keep you stocked up throughout lockdown. As much as we love their sweet selection, we’re itching to get our hands on their thyme, garlic and sea salt focaccia. Delicious. 

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The Little Bread Pedlar

One bakery that knows a thing or two about refining the perfect flaky puff is The Little Bread Pedlar. These guys have kept it their mission to stay open during the pandemic to ensure that Londoners still get to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – bread and pastries. You’ll never have to forgo your freshly baked loaf again.


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