Violet Cakes


Violet is a small cake company based in East London, best known for American-style cupcakes. The cupcakes are made with limited edition buttercream icings that change with the seasons. Chocolate or vanilla sponge cakes are baked with organic flour, sugar, milk and eggs. The icings are made by whipping up butter and sugar then gently folding in fresh fruit purees, melted Valrhona dark chocolate, freshly brewed espresso, housemade flower cordials or dark caramel made with sea salt.

Spring brings Elderflowers, gooseberries, rhubarb and Alphonso Mango icings; in the summer we use Kentish cherries and strawberries, raspberries and blackberries from Suffolk and Dorset blueberries. In the Autumn we puree figs, Fragola grapes from Italy, and local apples and quinces. Winter is the time for oranges, lemons, clementines, and grapefruit. We can’t live without coconut, so we always offer it and occasionally we make passion fruit and honey and lavender icings when fruits are sparse.

Originally from California, Claire Ptak worked as a pastry chef for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley before moving to London with her husband where she started Violet which has been selling cakes at Broadway Market since late 2005 to a very loyal following.

For wholesale orders please contact us at


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7275 8360


47 Wilton Way,
London E8 3ED
United Kingdom

Key Words

american, cupcakes, London, organic, ingredients, seasons, seasonal

Creation Date: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 11:07
Last Updated: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 11:07

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