One of the first things I did when I moved to Barcelona was to attend a baking course at Espai Sucre. Not because I need to learn how to bake but to get a glimpse at who might be doing that kind of course. I loved my baking teacher, Betina Montagne, a woman who wears brightly coloured dangly cupcake earrings without a hint of self-consciousness. At some point she mentioned she was starting her own bakery so I made sure to get all her details, follow her on all the social media available and sure enough, right on time, she’s opened her bijou store.
La Blanca has only been opened for a couple of weeks but that’s been plenty of time for Betina to fill its shelves with mini bundt cakes in a dizzying array of flavours; pumpkin, chocolate, coffee, lemon-poppyseed. Lots and lots of cake. And a few savoury ones too. All retailing somewhere just under €4.00. There are also larger cakes, biscuits and brownies with homemade marshmallow that has been torched to fireside hue.
This is a ‘para llevar’ establishment so it’s all to go. Although there are two tiny, stamp sized stools should you wish to have a Nespresso, peak into the kitchen and watch a pro at work.