Today’s weather forecast is for 39C (102.2F). It’s the sort of day where we don’t go anywhere. Unless of course I say to myself “well it’s a Sunday, and a hot Sunday at that, which would mean people probably want to stay home or go to the beach, which means we have a better chance of finding parking near Mister Nice Guy’s Bake Shop and seating for four inside”. A wise choice, there were loads of free car spaces and we got the bench along the window. It doesn’t matter that the outside temp was 37C (98.6F) and that I will never go out in hot weather unless I really have to, I wanted to try the pumpkin pie.
DeeW thought the cupcakes display was the best thing ever (which is why she decorated the glass with her fingerprints *cough*). She selected the ‘vanilla snowman cupcake’:
Arthur and I said we’d split the cinnamon bun. This is his styling, because “a fork sticking out of a cinnamon bun makes a very good piece of art. Mummy, take a photo”:
The amazingly good pumpkin pie:
This was our first visit to the bake shop in Ascot Vale. I was so happy when I learned this bakery was opening as I don’t live that far away and it’s easy enough to jump on trams with the kids to go out for a special treat. I’m also really pleased because as the only vegan in my family (DeeW is vegan or vegetarian depending on the day…) I like being able to take them somewhere where they can really enjoy their selection and see that vegan food does not mean you are missing out.
Over to the judges:
Me: “Love this place, the set up, whatever is on the menu, the decor, the philosophy, the friendly staff. Definitely a ‘special treat’ place the kids will love.”
Husband: “my cupcake was really very good”.
Arthur: “the cinnamon bun is 100 out of 100 perfect points” (remember folks, this is one tough judge).
DeeW: “my snowman cupcake was DEEEEEEE[…]EEEEEEEEEEEEE[hurry up already]EEEEELICIOUS. Can we go there again so I can get the green cupcake?”
Mr Nice Guy’s Bake Shop is located at 151 Union Road, Ascot Vale and very close to public transport. Here is their stockists web page:
I’ll definitely be returning, especially if lemon meringue pie is on the menu 🙂