‘Gimme some sugar – indulge your sweet tooth at Baked, the coast’s newest treats hub
Few things come close to the satisfaction you get from indulging your sweet tooth. Sure, moderation is required, but that split second when you first bite into a deliciously moist frosted cupcake, it kind of feels like time stands still, don’t you think? Whether you’re a loud and proud sugar fiend (hello, that’s us) or a behind-the-closet sweets lover, you’ll want to make tracks to the coast’s newest diet-busting hot spot, Baked.
For dessert queen Tamar Gagie, sugar is life. It was two-and-a-half years ago when the talented artist decided to whip together her creative skills with her passion for sweets to start her own custom-made cake business called Baked – and her mind-blowing creations quickly became a popular go-to for people chasing occasion cakes and sweets. Spurred by this sugar-fuelled demand and a subsequent need for more space, the self-titled ‘cake dealer’ decided to open Baked’s first bricks-and-mortar location, with the doors to the new sweets hub and cafe recently opening on Lae Drive in Runaway Bay. While made-to-order cakes are still the core of Baked, the new standalone space has allowed Tamar to offer customers bite-sized versions of all of her signature creations, along with Di Della coffee and a soon-to-launch menu of savoury eats.
The Baked cabinet is brimming daily with too-pretty-to-eat mini cakes, intricately decorated cupcakes, decadent whoopie cookies and intriguing creations like dessert burgers (an assembly of sponge cake and coloured icing to resemble a cheeseburger) and slices of white-chocolate mud-cake pizza. Prepare to salivate over eye-popping offerings from techni-coloured bubble-gum flavoured cupcakes to the ‘funfetti’ vanilla-bean mini spongecakes with sprinkles, citrus-coconut tiered cakes with candied lemon, and rich chocolate mud cakes with almond praline. Also in the line-up are daily doughnuts supplied by the lads at D Point Ten, while those watching their sugar intake can opt for raw cakes and slices from Nourishing by Sally Robbie. If it’s an entire cake you’re after (possibly for a birthday, but also no judgement from us if you plan to eat it solo) then jump online and order from Baked’s eye-catching custom cakes collection – it’ll be ready for you in just 24 hours.
Ready to indulge? Get your sweet self over to our Stumble Guide for Baked’s location and opening hours. Tip – look for the hot-pink sign.
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