Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Crabapple Bakery

The shopping expedition my mother and I made to Prahran market on Thursday involved a lengthy rest at the Crabapple Bakery, which is cute and dinky cupcake heaven.

Crabapple Bakery
Shop 6
Prahran Market
9827 8116

and

Shop 7
1567 Burwood Highway
Tecoma
9754 5888

The cupcakes, of which there are many varieties, cost about $4, with a 50c surcharge for sitting down and using the fine pink china. You can also get tea in a fab silver pot with gorgeous pink teacups. I can't remember how much the tea was, but we paid $16 in total for tea for two and two cupcakes.

They also sell scones and cream, but we'll have to wait for next time to try them. Ooh, and you can buy full-sized cakes, lovely pink and blue cakestands, plates, cute giftcards, teacups, teapots and so on.

But the main event is definitely the cupcakes.

I had a lemon-blossom cupcake...


lemon blossom cupcake

...and my mum had a sticky date cupcake...


sticky date cupcake

Here are the gorgeous teacups!


teacup, teapot, milk

I was afraid the cupcakes might be dry on the inside, but indeed, they were lovely and moist...


inside of lemon blossom cupcake


inside of sticky date

Delicious!

I enjoyed the experience so much that I returned 2 days later, taking a respite from the stress of Chapel street shopping. I had a "banana split" cupcake, which was a banana/macadamia base with chocolate fudge ice-cream. DROOL!


banana split cupcake

5 comments:

Maria said...

Sarah, what a lovely post this was! I could kill to have a bakery like that in Norway! And I have to ask you, do you know the name of that china they use, the pink flowery china? I want a set like that!!!!

Maria xx
:-)

jenjen said...

How cute are those cupcakes! That lemon one looks particularly delicious, abnd the china is so adorable.

Jon Y said...

I vote for the banana split cupcake!

Gidget said...

The cupcakes are great but the layer cakes are to die for. We have had two, both with cookies and cream filling and meringue icing...the look gorgeous but taste heavenly too. The highlight of my little girls Christening.

Anonymous said...

Their cupcakes are the best ever!!
Cant beat em