It is often said that the best way to get to know a country is through its cuisine. With this in mind I was determined to sample at least one cake in every country through which we passed in our recent rail journey. Even when we only used a country as a transit stop (as in the case of Switzerland), if there was an opportunity to grab a local cake this was not wasted.
The result is this selection of photos showing the cakes of Europe, designed to demonstrate the European penchant for sweet treats. Enjoy, and apologies for the obvious lack of food photography skills. On several occasions I took a few pictures and then gave up and ate the subject before a decent image could be taken.
Disclaimer: this post (and trip) was not sponsored by the European Cake Association. If it was, I would no doubt have had a more refined variety of cakes and would not have had to resort on occasion to popping into supermarkets or bakery chains. Maybe next time – Around the World in 80 cakes perhaps?
PS: the San Marino dessert was ‘on the house’. This may well have influenced my opinion and no doubt made it taste all the sweeter.