There's something great about a tea break covered in cake, especially when it's not you who's had to make the cakes. At home, we might whip up a banana loaf, some fairy cakes or a cheesecake every now and then, but how often do you have the energy to produce more than one cake at a time?
For those times when you want an instant tea party, the best way to do it is to order in a cake platter or selection of cakes. Then all you need to do is to put on the kettle to make the drinks to go with them. Dublin is full of bakeries and eateries that produce some of Europe's most exquisite cakes, and many now can bring them to your door via Deliveroo. Here's a round-up of our favourite places for a sweet treat.
1. Mixed sweet platter
Sometimes it's great to get a surprise when you order a plate of cakes and desserts. At The Cake Café, the choice is made for you when you order a Mixed Sweet Platter for five people. However, it's usually a mix of those on their Cake slices menu: Victoria Sponge, Wheat Free Cake, Citrus Sponge, Belgian Chocolate, Gingerbread Men and scones with cream and mixed berries. That kind of selection will put a smile on everyone's faces.
2. Box of donuts
Donuts are great for cake or sweet platters as you can have the common theme of the donut, but the toppings make them so varied. At Donuters, you can order boxes of three, six or 12 donuts, depending on how many people you're sharing them with - or how hungry you are!
Choose from flavours such as Caramel Apple, Jaffa Cake, Ferrero Rocher, the classic I'm Jamming, Boston Cream and Banoffee. Get some napkins or be prepared for plenty of lip-smacking and finger-licking that quality cakery ensures!
3. Pastries platter
A great choice for a breakfast meeting at work, or a leisurely breakfast with the family at the weekend is to get a platter of pastries delivered. That way, you don't have to make the difficult decision of selecting just one pastry - you can get a whole variety.
At Krust Bakery, there's a Pastries Platter, which comes with a selection of their finest pastries. It could include croissants, almond croissants, pain au chocolat and chocolate croissants; all deliciously flaky and buttery. Put on a pot of coffee so that it's ready when the pastries arrive.
4. Chef's Selection Cake Platters
There are some fantastic cakes on offer at The Good Food Store, where home-made and wholesome are the overriding themes. If you order in a Chef's Selection Cake Platter, the team put together a choice of their home-made cake squares and slices for you. You could find any combination on there, including chocolate cake, almond squares, Millionaire's shortbread, lemon meringue squares - you get the picture! The standard platter is for five people, but if your group is larger or particularly hungry, just click on the item to increase the number of portions.
Have we made you crave a little sweet delight? Don't fight that urge; order a sweet or cake selection now at Deliveroo. Share it with your co-workers or friends at home and enjoy the moment!