Cake Kiosk rolls into Powerhouse Farmers Market
Until recently, you may have come across the saccharine offerings of local baking doyenne Jade Halloran at Pearl Cafe. Having graduated from chef to the specialty of pastry chef during more than four years at the Woolloongabba favourite, Jade has now taken her baking niche to the next level with Cake Kiosk – a market stall contained within the retro surrounds of a refurbished 1974 Franklin Arrow camper.
Inside, a pressed-tin ceiling frames the completely fit-out, fully licensed commercial kitchen space, where Jade bakes all her market menu. Pressing firmly on our temptation button, Cake Kiosk sees cakes of Mexican Chocolate, Berry and Custard, Coffee and Walnut, Orange and Polenta, Italian Ricotta, and Rhubarb, Honey and Yoghurt come together. Lush Ginger Caramel Slice sits alluringly next to Melting Moments and Choc Peanut Butter Biscuits, and there are usually some still-steamy muffins lining the counter early in the day.
An Everingham & Watson pineapple-shaped chalkboard lists the drink items out the front, with Iced Lemon Myrtle Mint Tea and Homemade Elderflower Lemonade sidling up next to Genovese coffee. Jade and chief taste-tester Cara can also brew you up a cup of Nine Owls Tea on-site (chai, breakfast, green or earl grey), or pack up sweet individual jars of tea leaves to take home.
You can catch Cake Kiosk at the Jan Power’s Farmers Markets at Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm every second and fourth Saturday, with Jade taking special orders and supplying tea parties with sweet treats during the week.
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