“If the people have no bread, let them eat cake!”

An introduction

By now, most people know that Marie Antoinette probably never uttered those words and that all this time she had been falsely accused of being a royal snot. However, it serves as a great quote to introduce you to this very blog I’m about to write. And speaking of serving, let’s dive right into the icing: this is all about cakes and confections, pies and pretty pastries, breads and buns. You might have noticed already that Germany does, in fact, live up to its reputation of having the most types of bread, and it’s true, we do, and it’s awesome. But what else is there to explore? What about cakes, cafés and other things that make culinary life even more fun? Well, first of all – and this might come as quite a shock to you if you’re from the UK –­ actual tea houses are incredibly rare. The overall options in a common bakery or café are usually limited to just “tea”; ranging from two to sometimes three types of tea, and that’s about it. You sprint to the next bakery, grab a coffee and a piece of cake to go and off you hop. It’s quick, it’s efficient, it’s pragmatically German. But if you’re looking for something more relaxing or hip (as in hipster or “indie”), a place that knows of more than two types of tea and actually offers a great variety of cakes, you’ll have to actively search for them, for they are rare and in dire need of public love and appreciation. This blog, however, shall be an appreciation for both the necessary foodstuff and the not-so-necessary-but-still-necessary-foodstuff. Buckle up, for I am about to end this with a cliffhanger. (To be continued right here)

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About AnDrea

I'm a 22-year-old student from Sachsen-Anhalt, having moved to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2012 to study English and German at Rostock University. I like listening to music, going to concerts, watching movies and hiking so you'll probably find me writing about these kinds of things. ♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ

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