Patrick Cox takes to the kitchen

Better known for strappy sandals and snakeskin loafers than he is for cream horns and whoopie pies, British shoemaker Patrick Cox will tomorrow unveil his latest venture, a Soho bakery set to specialise in all manner of diabetes-inducing treats.

Inspired by mornings spent baking with his mother back in his native Canada, Cox called on master patisiere Eric Lanlard (introduced to Cox by mutual friend Liz Hurley, don't you know) to help him see through his baked-goods dream, snappily titled "Cox Cookies & Cake".

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Unlike its pastel-coloured compares, Cox's space will fit seamlessly with the shoe-guru's sassy aesthetic (and indeed the surrounding area) with glossy black floors, neon signages and big bright disco balls.

We recommend you try the coconut-y, chocolate-y, custard-y thing of lovelieness that is the Nanaimo bar. Inspired by a recipe cooked up by Cox and his mother back in the day, Cox will have no one but himself to blame for the kankles which will soon be o'er spilling his customers shoes.

Cox Cookies & Cake, 13 Brewer Street, London W1. www.coxcookiesandcake.com