The makers of Melbourne's most decadent vegan cupcakes are about to cut the ribbon on their first permanent location. From November 4, Baking Bad Vegan Bakehouse will be doing a regular trade at Prahran Market Friday to Sunday each week, providing sugar fiends with a one stop shop for all their cruelty free treats. Just remember…vegan isn't necessarily the same as healthy.
Previously restricted to online sales, pop-ups and special events, Baking Bad's permanent digs will mean more cupcakes, more often. Cupcakes like the Red Riding Hood, which combines a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and edible glitter; the Orange Is the New Chocolate, a chocolate cake smothered in Jaffa buttercream and chocolate sauce; and the Let's All Go to the Lobby, a chocolate cake with buttered popcorn frosting and salted popcorn on top.
Alternatively, you could get the aptly named Nutella Donut, which is a chocolate cupcake with Nutella buttercream, garnished with a chocolate doughnut. Or is it a chocolate doughnut supported by a cupcake? Point is, it'll probably kill you, but at least you'll die with a smile on your face. Or if you're feeling truly absurd, why not try their Hamburgulars, which consist of a chocolate mud patty and fondant sandwiched between a vanilla cupcake bun.
And it's not just cupcakes, although those are their specialty. Breaking Bad also do full size cakes, as well as macaroons, cookies, cinnamon scrolls and all manner of other tasty, tooth-rotting creations.
The best thing is, you don't have to feel (entirely) guilty about stuffing your face, since a minimum of 10 percent of all sales made by Baking Bad is donated to various animal welfare charities, with a new beneficiary chosen every month.
Baking Bad will operate at Prahran Market from 11.30am to 5pm on Fridays, 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am to 3pm Sundays. And if you can't be stuffed walking your cupcake-loving bum down to Prahran, don't stress — you can still order their frosted wares online, or through UberEats.
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