Muddy tries Heavenly Desserts
From cookie dough delicacies to heavenly, fluffy waffles, Heavenly Desserts' experienced artisans create tantalising works of art
Heavenly Desserts landed in Rushden Lakes recently and I have to admit, I had no idea what it was (although the clue’s in the name)! Founded in 2008 it has stores in Northampton, Birmingham, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Preston and its focus is producing the very finest in delectable sweet treats (being more of a savoury gal myself, I hadn’t really been tempted, but the Mudlets were very intrigued). From cookie dough delicacies to heavenly, fluffy waffles, Heavenly Desserts’ experienced artisans create tantalising works of art that can (apparently) be enjoyed with all the human senses!
I popped along and the thing that stuck out for me immediately was the stylish design. I assumed it would be quite a kiddie focused operation; but no! Large, leather booths give it a very grown up feel (but I guess you can still wipe sticky fingers off the upholstery ; ) and it had a kind of Soho coffee bar vibe or even a vintage ice cream parlour look. When I went on a Wednesday at 2pm the customers were mostly older and rather chic themselves, but come school closing time, I hear it’s a destination hot spot for families.
There weren’t as many cakes on display as I’d imagined, and definitely not as many as say Patisserie Valerie, but what was out, looked pretty tasty! The menu is created especially for those with a passion for desserts, there’s no savoury options at all. In the blurb it says Heavenly Desserts adds a touch of exclusivity to your seasonal and everyday experiences and the seasonality changes are a good idea with summer sensations including lighter cakes like Artisan French slices (although the ever popular I’ll Have What She’s Having – waffles with strawberries and smothered in cream – still looked to be the choice of the day, I saw a few people with these creations).
The menu is a luxe leather bound affair and is VERY extensive (think sticky toffee puddings, crepes & pancakes, fudge brownies and pages more)!
I plumped for a classic, Madagascan vanilla cheesecake, which I had with a very strong, decent Americano (the cheesecake comes with a side of very tasty ice cream, which I couldn’t finish, doh)!
My meeting partner plumped for the Artisan French Slice. The lemon was decent, light and fluffy, but there was slight regret that the Ferrero Rocher might have hit the spot a bit more!
The cookie dough is a favourite with the kids, and since I hadn’t taken mine along, I did the Motherly thing and got them a take-away!
The cookie dough is served warm in the store so the server recommended I pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. I did that, it melted over the plate and the kids ate it with a spoon?! The noises all sounded favourable and they even managed the chocolate slice after dinner. Thumbs up from the teens.
It’s not the cheapest of sweet treats (around a fiver a pop), but it is a bit more luxe than your standard coffee shop! Speaking of which, the coffee was great, the staff super friendly and the store itself is a good size (roomy enough for both buggies and toddlers in tow)! I reckon over the summer holidays this will be on the hit list for kids galore, especially since the parents will feel like they’re at a sophisticated establishment rather than a jam packed playbarn!
If you go, give the Ferrero Rocher a try for me will ya : )