Have you ever driven past a bakery or an eatery so many times wanting to try it and yet, despite how it’s on your way to so many places, you still don’t? That was the case for me with Puddin’s Cake Corner. It opened its doors late last winter, and even though it looked so cute on the outside and I love to check out and support small businesses, I never went until now.
The place is in Tacony – a residential neighborhood close to I-95 with pretty unremarkable anything, except for a cafe down the street, so it really stands out. I love that because I feel like this place could really help transform this neighborhood! When you walk in, it’s as though you’ve been transported to a place either in center city or a quaint little town. Teal is one of my favorite colors, so I was very excited to see that this bakery uses it tastefully in its decor. There’s a fireplace, flanked by two beautifully upholstered chairs, and a dining table big enough to seat a family of six. The whole setting is so cozy it makes you want to relax there just a little while longer. I can also definitely see this place as one where people would want to hold bridal or baby showers.
The owner, Becky, specializes in one-of-a-kind cakes, but the place also offers pastries and coffee. We tried the Nutella and peanut butter cup cupcakes, and the mango-passion fruit dessert cup. We dug into the peanut butter one before we thought of taking a picture, but trust me when I say it was beautifully decorated and presented. And delicious. Need I say anymore?
Keep in mind though that because it’s still a fairly new establishment, it still lacks certain things that most bakeries have – like a proper cupcake to-go container or an actual cake menu where you can order a certain cake for a special occasion. It’s my birthday month (followed by all the holidays), so naturally, I’m in cake mode, and want to know what flavors they offer and the respective prices, but they don’t have that. What they do tell you though is that you can pretty much pull up pictures from Pinterest or Google and tell them what you want (two weeks ahead of time) and they’ll make it happen. I think that’s pretty neat and tells you a lot about the bakery’s creativity. I mean, the world is your oyster. You’re not limited to what the little bake shoppe can or cannot do. I’m definitely going back. If you make a trip there, I’d love to hear what you think!