Could a name be more appropriate for a shop full of delightful treats in the heart of Soho? On the 1st September, Patrick Cox and his business partner, Master Patissier Eric Lanlard, will open up their new bakery at 13 Brewer Street, London W1. Cox made the transition from fashion to food in memory of his childhood. Every Saturday morning his mother, Maureen would bake for him. Many of Maureen’s special recipes will feature on the menu at Cox Cookies & Cake, including Nanaimo Bars made from coconut chocolate biscuit with a layer of custard vanilla butter cream coated in melted dark chocolate.
I’m craving them all just writing about them!
Eric Lanlard, the co-creator of the collection of cakes to be sold at Cox Cookies & Cake was introduced to Patrick Cox by mutual acquaintance Elizabeth Hurley. They shared a smilier vision for the brand and since then have built a quirky repertoire of cookies, cakes and bars with an emphasis on quality rather than novelty.
The creative vision for Cox Cookies & Cake will be an amalgam of London traditions: the corner cake shop and the Soho hotspot, with a glossy black floor and disco-inspired walls.