Great Bakery in downtown Easton
I stumbled on a great bakery in downtown Easton. I really didn't expect to find much down there, but Suzie's Mixing Bowl really suprised me. They do a lot of specialy cakes & decoration, but the selection in the case was pretty impressive. I succumbed to me lesser deamons and got a slice of Red Velvet Cake. Dense, rich, velvety, and the buttercream icing was amazing. It runs to the expensive side, but I thought that it was well worth it, especially considering what you got.
This may not be the best you've ever had, but for the Lehigh Valley, it was tremendous... A hidden jewel. If you're going to the Crayola Factory, or visiting Lafayette, it's a relatively quick walk off the beaten path, but well worth it.
The address is:
34 North 2nd Street, Easton, PA 18042
& on the web at:
I ordered my baby shower cake there--- her creativity is great. There does seem to be a good variety in the case. Not many people walk by there or know they are there yet. I had a piece of sour cream cake...very large.. a little too heavy on the icing and I think it was too cold. I didn't like it very much. (These cakes should really be room temperature when served, to taste fresh.) I ordered lemon poppy seed for the shower. But since I have a major sweet tooth, I plan to go back to test out others. Everything is certainly PRETTY! and inviting. There are cafe tables inside so you can sit down and eat and have a beverage....BTW, for history buffs, you can take a free trolly ride around the center area m-f ...Easton is a treasure trove of historic buildings that remain intact. The ride gives you a decent intro, though it would help to have a map on board. It's run by recording, so you can't ask questions or get clarifications.
In addition to cupcakes (including a fondant-draped, buttercream-iced "ghost" cupcake), bar cookies & brownies, it looked like they had most of their cakes by the slice, but my memories clouded by all the sugar. I'm looking at the menu I picked up and I think that I saw about everything listed in the first 1/4 of the menu, from the Bakeshop Goodies, down to teh BIG Apple Pie (which I wanted to dive into.) I know that I saw 4 cakes by the slice. If they get more traffic, they can probably offer more... just sayin'. I know what you're talking about with the slim pickin's in some bakeries, but I didn't get that impression. The girl who helped me said they'd been open about a year & a half, so I would imagine they're still building the business, especially since they aren't on the main drag.
I just read the menu and it looks great. Can you give me a feel for how wide their variety of cakes by the slice was when you went? Sometimes places only sell one or two cakes by the slice, whereas at other places they'll have virtually the entire menu available by the slice on any given visit. Thanks in advance!