In the French tradition, the Easter Bells travel all the way from Rome to announce the beginning of Easter to the world !
As they travel, they drop chocolate eggs, which fall in the dark corners of the house and in the bushes of the garden, setting off the Easter Egg chase.
This year you can replicate the tradition at home !
We created four special Easter cake this year
Chocopassion; Chocolate fudge base, passion fruit cremeux, passion fruit jelly crispy pearls, Valrhona Itakuja chocolate mousse, chocolate glaze. Decorated with passion fruit and mango glaze and white chocolate
Easter Chick; Lemon strudel, lemon mousse, lemon financier, calamansi cremeux, candied lemon, lemon glaze
Hot cross bun macaron; Chocolate macaron, spicy ganache, vanilla creme brulee
Easter chocolate eclair; Choux pastry filled with Tropilia chocolate cremeux and decorated with chocolate eggs
Mothers Day 2018 cakes
Just another occasion to say ” thank you” to your Mum with our newly created cake.
Strawberry Cube with lemon strudel base. Strawberry cremeux encased strawberry jelly and inserted in vanilla whipped ganache and decorated with mini macaron and white chocolate heart
Valentine Cakes 2018
White Chocolate Dome
white chocolate mousse dome with strawberry compote insert and vanilla sponge wrapped in chocolate.
the heart is vanilla whipped ganache with strawberry compote and strawberry mousse insert on vanilla sable. The little heart is strawberry mousse and the feather is white chocolate.
the rose is vanilla whipped ganache and red velvet. Raspberry mousse with rose, raspberry and lychee insert sitting on lemon meringue crunchy vanilla sponge and lemon streusel.
Galette des Rois
Its known as Epiphany Cake, Galette des Rois served only once a year.
Every child in France is waiting for 6th of January to have this desert and get paper crowned. Lucky one always get the “la fêve”
Galette is flaky puff pastry filled with frangipane cream
Our Galettes are available in different size; 4-6-8 and 10 portions sharing.Each Galette sold with paper crown in its own special bag
We recommend to pre-order, as Galettes are going fast
Christmas Logs are in our boutiques
The celebrated hand-made logs are central to the Christmas collection. This Christmas our Master Chef created logs to please all the different flavours lovers.
From the splendor of the Black Forest Gateau’s fine texture to the charm of fresh berries covered Mixed berry & Lemon dome and ever loved by all ages; Chocoframboise. All these three logs are decorated with delicacy and craftsmen skill and made high quality patisserie more affordable
Spring / Summer 2017 collection is getting prepared
Our collection of eclairs, tartelettes, chocolate cakes, fruit tartelettes and other mouth watering cakes are nearly ready to be on sale in our boutiques and Selfridges…
Mother's Day 26 March
Tell her with a rose
A champagne and white chocolate mousse with a strawberry insert on a vanilla sponge. This rose-shaped velvety cake is decorated with drops of morning dew.
Make her heart melt with the eponymous Belle Époque
A light orange and dark chocolate mousse with crème brulée heart sitting on a crunchy chocolate sablé, lovingly crafted by our Head Chef Eric.
Everyone loves a crêpe – and this week there are so many good reasons to indulge ! Whether you celebrate Carnival, want a last gluttonous meal before the beginning on Lent, or anticipate the end of Winter, come discover our new tasty crêpe recipes!
– Crêpe suzette vanilla –
– Crêpe aumônière –
with crème patissière & grand marnier orange segments and vanilla génoise
Our chef’s new creation of Valentine cake is coming…
Galette des Rois in our Boutiques
Its known as Epiphany Cake, Galette des Rois served only once a year.
Every child in France is waiting for 6th of January to have this desert and get paper crowned. Lucky one always get the “fêve”
Galette is flaky puff pastry filled with frangipane cream.
Our Galettes are available in different size; 4-6-8 or 10 portions sharing.Each galette sold with paper crown in its own special bag.
We recommend to pre-order, as Galettes are going fast
Christmas Collection 2016
This year We retouched our most favourite classic Belle Epoque cake with gold dust and turned to a log and its flavours are classically perfect. All three logs are available in our boutiques.
Father Christmas will deliver Mendiant Christmas Trees to our boutiques soon!
Our chefs are preparing Christmas creations with lots of seasonal flavours, luxury chocolates and festive decoration. The Finest Chocolate Trees made from Valrhona chocolate, minced pies and Christmas Logs collection will be available at our boutiques soon.
Limited edition Halloween No Brainer cake
Even it looks spooky we are sure you will enjoy every single bite of this cake – brain raspberry mousse, fresh madeleine sponge, diplomat cream, fresh raspberries and chocolate knife made from finest Valrhona chocolate. We recommend to pre-order, as these cakes are going fast
AUTUMN IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO CELEBRATE YOUR WEDDING
Let us to make your wedding cake! Belle Epoque has been featured in Absolutely Weddings Magazine for Autumn / Winter 2016. Belle Epoque Patisserie designs and makes bespoke wedding cakes for your wedding venues.
Top national baking award for Belle Epoque patisserie
A London patisserie business which was launched 14 years ago by a husband and wife team, has captured The Craft Business Award at the Baking Industry Awards 2016 – the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. Belle Epoque Patisserie, which was founded by Eric Rousseau and his wife, Hulya, and hastwo shops in Newington Green and Islington, beat off stiff competition from the best of the British baking industry to capture the prestigious award.Their achievement was recognised last night in front of more than 800 industry guests at London’s Park Lane Hilton during a gala awards ceremony. The competition is run by British Baker Magazine and organised by William Reed Business Media. Eric, the company’s Managing Director, was presented with the award by Matt Dawson, television celebrity and a member of England’s 2003 World Cup winning rugby union team, and Chris Jenkins, Cluster Director UK & Ireland for the award’s sponsor, Dawn Foods. “We are proud to be local, authentic and premium quality in all we bake, and we focus onFrench style patisserie and handmade breads, all made with premium ingredients,” said Eric who is a pastry chef, baker and chocolatier. “As well as retail, we supply local premium wholesale including cakes to Selfridges and Selfridges Café. Our breads include baguettes, rye, pain complet and dried fig and apricot because innovation is important. “We follow the seasons and try to introduce exceptional products. Last Christmas, for example, we produced a chocolate logs collection which included a Childhood Log, Enchanted Forest Log and Star Log.” Eric is also adept at producing bespoke wedding and celebration cakes as well as Croquembouche – the luxuriant French dessert made from choux pastry and chocolate. The business also offers apprenticeships to promising students, changes its range of cakes twice yearly and uses natural fruits and less sugar where possible. Now in their 29 th year, the annual Baking Industry Awards are the premier event in the UK bakery calendar and have been recognising industry excellence since 1987.
Baking Industry Awards 2016
We are delighted to announce that Belle Epoque has been selected in the last 3 finalist in this year’s Baking Industry Awards for the The Craft Business Award. This category gives the industry chance to acknowledge the smaller craft bakery businesses, often at the heart of a community, and is an essential part of the awards. The winner of this category will be selected at the Baking Industry Awards event on 7th September 2016
Berries are in they best at this time
It’s berries season – and so it’s best time to treat yourself to one of our exquisite Mixed berry tart. A sweet pastry case filled with light creme patissiere and topped with juicy fresh strawberries, raspberries blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants. It’s excellent and fresh delight for summer.
Gluten free mixed berry macaroon
We are happy to introduce Gluten free Mixed berry macaroon! It’s filled with white chocolate mousse, has mixed berry compote insert and raspberry sauce in the pipette for extra fun.
It’s true delight to enjoy this summer and it is gluten free!
Fraisier available in our boutiques
The name Fraisier is derived from the French word “fraise”, which means strawberry.
It is a classic French cake filled with loads of fresh strawberries trapped in a delicious diplomat cream (crème patissier and whipped cream), strawberry jelly insert and madeleine sponge cake.
Let’s celebrate summer with Fraisier!
Tart tatin in our boutiques
Absolutely classic and absolutely delicious! Tart Tatin with freshly caramelised apples, sable base and cream cheese on top already available to enjoy in our boutiques
Exclusive Easter chocolates collection
The Chefs at Belle Epoque have created a special Easter chocolates collection this year. Choose from an assortment of handmade Easter eggs, hen, bunny and fish made using premium Valrhona chocolate. Easter chocolates are already in our boutiques, perfect present for friends and loved ones this Easter!
Limited edition Valentines dessert to share
‘Naughty but Nice’ gives you the ‘niceness’ of a traditional and classic dessert with strawberries and cream and the ‘naughtiness’ of 3 Marc de Champagne truffles. The question is who will have what? Will it be the fresh strawberry compote topped with a light vanilla mousse and crunchy streusel or 3 Marc de Champagne and Caribbean 66% dark chocolate truffles rolled in gold.
The Galette des Rois in our boutiques
Belle Epoque patissserie Galette des rois is a classic French Galette with a layer of sweet almond cream baked inside of a perfectly golden puff pastry. Each Galette is stuffed with an inedible small charm, the fève. A paper crown comes with every galette fit for King or Queen who finds the fève in their piece of cake!
Chocolate Christmas trees
We’ve created stunning luxury Chocolate Christmas trees for this festive season! Hazelnut milk chocolate by Valrhona, moulded into a tree shape and decorated with various chocolates. These trees are already in our boutiques, perfect present for friends and loved ones this Christmas.
Christmas logs available to order
Today we are excited to launch our collection of Christmas logs. Made with finest Valrhona chocolates and seasonal fruits, these logs will be extra treat on your Christmas table. Choose between traditional chocolate log, pistachio and raspberry or enchanted forest with cherries and white chocolate mousse.
Please check here for more information http://belleepoque.co.uk/products/ss-14-range/
The Chocolate Show London
We are glad to announce we are opening a pop up shop with our partner Valrhona at The Chocolate Show London. Tickets available http://www.seetickets.com/tour/chocolate-show
Revisited Belle Epoque signature cake
The flavours are classically perfect, an orange infused crème brulee is encased in a decadent Valrhona dark chocolate mousse. Textures are very important, so we use a crunchy orange streusel, praline and a chocolate sponge to excite the palette. All of this is finished with a shiny chocolate glaze and decorated with crunchy pearls and the cake personal logo. This is the Belle Epoque signature cake.
Exclusive Easter chocolates
We’ve created stunning luxury chocolate collection to choose from; handmade Easter eggs, hen, bunny and fish.
Perfect present for friends and loved ones this Easter. Indulge yourself with caramel, chocolate marshmallows, truffles and praline filled chocolate mini eggs.
Thank you Pâtisseries et Compagnie for great article about Belle Epoque Patisserie.
Say it with cake this Mother's Day
The Chefs at Belle Epoque have created a special cake for Mother’s Day 2015.
Textures of lime, strawberry and basil blended to create an original flower for her to savour. Crack open the centre and you”ll find some zingy surprises for all to share.
Available in our boutiques from 12th of March
Spring - summer collection is on its way
Our chefs are preparing new cakes with lots of fruity flavours with less sugar. This summer you can indulge yourself with exotic flavours perfectly presented in verrine. Affordable luxury it is in it’s best with Belle Epoque’s finest patisserie.
St Valentine Passion in a Sphere – available from 12 February 2015
This year our Chefs have created ‘Passion in a Sphere’, a perfect dessert for two to share this Valentines.
One half a creamy passion fruit centre encased in Tanariva milk chocolate mousse and the other a coffee namelaka surrounded by Ivoire white chocolate mousse.
The difficulty is which half You want and will You love enough to share?!!
You decide which half you want to compromise.
Our new shop in Islington is finally open!
We are happy to open our new shop in islington!
Bespoke Belle Epoque cakes display on the shop front of this 19th century building which housed once famous tailor Schram. Ground floor has retail and bar seating on offer. Basement floor will open to serve quality tea time cakes as well as light lunches.
Port magazine have interviewed us for their June edition
The lovely team from Port magazine wrote an article about us. Thanks Port magazine! Read the article.