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.
1567 Burwood Highway
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
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