#SPOTTED: KELLY CHILDS OF “KELLY’S BAKE SHOPPE” IN BURLINGTON
You haven’t lived till you’ve had a Cupcake from KELLY’S BAKE SHOPPE! The brainchild of mother/daughter duo Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie, the Burlington bakery has stamped itself among the World’s best purveyors of the sweets, let alone the fact their goodies are highly-conscious of food sensitivies and did I mention, vegan?
I get it – the thought of the words “gluten-free” or “vegan” often conjur images of the tasteless and bland but the truth of the matter is you wouldn’t realize you were eating anything of the like how substantial, rich, dense and moist these baked goods are. Everything on the Menu from their signature Cupcakes, to Cookies to Donuts and Brownies is worth the trek to Burlington.
After doing a fair bit of press lately in support of their new Cookbook MADE WITH LOVE, we made the journey west and were thrilled to meet the incredibly-busy Childs who was at the store that day! She came on out to greet Billy and I, concerned for Billy‘s hydration in the heat. Clumsily, I dropped my cupcakes, smearing the icing allover their plastic container and she was so gracious to replace them for me even. We took a Selfie and she was just so gracious for the support! Let’s make it clear, these Cupcakes are the best in the land.
Flavours rotate daily with new offerings depending on the Holiday, but my favourites are Coffee Break, Birthday Cake, Root Beer Float and Black and White. You must also try those Snickerdoodle Cookies, the Mile-High Brownie and of course their Cinnamon Sugar Donut. Sweets that good are deserving of a quality coffee pairing and they brew only Balzac’s.
See our Selfie:
KELLY’S BAKE SHOPPE is located at 401 Brant Street in Burlington, ON. More here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)