back to top

Cancel Your Plans Because You Need To Look At These Amazing Cakes RN

Almondine is awash with flawless, mirror-finish bonbons, and other delights.

Posted on

The mirror-glazed treats are the work of an Aberdeen café called Almondine, and they're sublime.

Facebook: almondinemacarons

Aberdeen, Scotland, that is. Sorry, American cake fans. These shiny blue bonbons are filled with salted caramel, and there are mango and passionfruit ones in the background too. Delicious.

Or, if you fancy something bigger, you can try one of these shimmery-smooth chocolate domes instead.

And so are their divine, creamy blackberry charlottes.

All the pastries are carefully handmade by Susan Williamson and her two daughters Jenny and Suzanne.

Facebook: almondinemacarons

At first, the family specialised in Parisian-style macarons, but they've since expanded and now make all kinds of innovative cakes, pastries, and chocolates.

Unsurprisingly, their afternoon teas are legendary.

Instagram: @victoriaspongepeasepudding

You get a selection of their most popular desserts: giant macarons filled with Scottish raspberries and crème pâtissière, chocolate domes, eclairs, and fancy tea.

The Williamsons were even asked to audition for the BBC's Bake Off: Crème de la Crème programme.


The buzz about the Aberdeen café reached the producers of the series, and they were asked to show off their beautiful, shiny, awesome cakes to the world.

Which isn't surprising, given that they make beautiful desserts like this raspberry cake, and pistachio eclairs.

Almondine is at 43 Thistle Street, Aberdeen. It's open from 8am to 6pm Mon-Fri, and until 7pm on Saturdays.